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30th May '16 9:19:28 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ''WolfsRain'' is one of the few works that turns this trope on its ear. The animators had far more experience animating appealing human characters; their animal characters tend to look a little off. So there are whole episodes in the series where the animal characters spend all their time [[HumanityEnsues in human form]] (ItMakesSenseInContext) when there is no particular reason to do so.

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* ''WolfsRain'' ''Anime/WolfsRain'' is one of the few works that turns this trope on its ear. The animators had far more experience animating appealing human characters; their animal characters tend to look a little off. So there are whole episodes in the series where the animal characters spend all their time [[HumanityEnsues in human form]] (ItMakesSenseInContext) when there is no particular reason to do so.
7th Feb '16 3:06:56 PM nombretomado
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* Pretty much ''the'' reason why many, many cartoon characters were {{Funny Animal}}s during TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation when the medium was just getting started. Artists at that time knew how to draw people, sure, but ''animating'' them was a whole other story. Cartoons at the time all shared a very similar art style due to FollowTheLeader and the fact that details were harder and more expensive to work in, so many characters tended to look exactly the same...what helped separate them from the masses were those one or two characteristics (ears, tails, etc.) indicating that X Character was supposed to be a Y Animal.

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* Pretty much ''the'' reason why many, many cartoon characters were {{Funny Animal}}s during TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation when the medium was just getting started. Artists at that time knew how to draw people, sure, but ''animating'' them was a whole other story. Cartoons at the time all shared a very similar art style due to FollowTheLeader and the fact that details were harder and more expensive to work in, so many characters tended to look exactly the same...what helped separate them from the masses were those one or two characteristics (ears, tails, etc.) indicating that X Character was supposed to be a Y Animal.
3rd Oct '15 7:27:30 PM nombretomado
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* The art of ''Roleplay/RubyQuest'' is half this and half ShoutOut to ''AnimalCrossing''.

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* The art of ''Roleplay/RubyQuest'' is half this and half ShoutOut to ''AnimalCrossing''.''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing''.
7th Jul '15 10:51:21 AM nombretomado
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* WarnerBros LooneyTunes, back in the day, had a lot more animal characters than humans. There were really only three recurring ones at the time: [[TokenHuman Elmer Fudd, Granny Smith, and Yosemite Sam.]]

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* WarnerBros LooneyTunes, WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes, back in the day, had a lot more animal characters than humans. There were really only three recurring ones at the time: [[TokenHuman Elmer Fudd, Granny Smith, and Yosemite Sam.]]
12th Jun '15 4:38:06 PM nombretomado
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* Yoshihiro Takahashi's works tend to invert this. Especially the anime adaptation of GingaDensetsuWeed - the dogs can look so strange as to be cringe-worthy. GingaNagareboshiGin suffers from this as well, but not nearly as badly. Humans in these series, on the other hand, tend to be rather well-drawn.

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* Yoshihiro Takahashi's works tend to invert this. Especially the anime adaptation of GingaDensetsuWeed ''Anime/GingaDensetsuWeed'' - the dogs can look so strange as to be cringe-worthy. GingaNagareboshiGin suffers from this as well, but not nearly as badly. Humans in these series, on the other hand, tend to be rather well-drawn.
7th Jun '15 7:05:51 PM eroock
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''This formula for drawing comic rabbits made.''"\\
-- Animator '''Robert Graves''', "Epitaph of an Unfortunate Animator", quoted by Creator/RichardWilliams in ''Literature/TheAnimatorsSurvivalKit''.

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''This formula for drawing comic rabbits made.''"\\
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Animator '''Robert Graves''', "Epitaph of an Unfortunate Animator", quoted by Creator/RichardWilliams in ''Literature/TheAnimatorsSurvivalKit''.
25th May '15 3:02:51 PM maxwellsilver
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* As WaltDisney sought to drastically improve [[ArtEvolution animation quality and standards]] in his cartoons throughout the 1930's and early 40's, this trope became apparent in full force. Far and away the best and most revered Disney animation of the period tends to be either animal characters such as MickeyMouse, DonaldDuck, {{Goofy}}, the Disney/ThreeLittlePigs, [[Disney/{{Pinocchio}} Jiminy Cricket]], Disney/{{Dumbo}} and Disney/{{Bambi}} or stylized caricatures of humans such as [[Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs the Seven Dwarfs]].

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* As WaltDisney sought to drastically improve [[ArtEvolution animation quality and standards]] in his cartoons throughout the 1930's and early 40's, this trope became apparent in full force. Far and away the best and most revered Disney animation of the period tends to be either animal characters such as MickeyMouse, DonaldDuck, {{Goofy}}, WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse, WesternANimation/DonaldDuck, WesternAnimation/{{Goofy}}, the Disney/ThreeLittlePigs, [[Disney/{{Pinocchio}} Jiminy Cricket]], Disney/{{Dumbo}} and Disney/{{Bambi}} or stylized caricatures of humans such as [[Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs the Seven Dwarfs]].



* In some sense, this trope is TruthInTelevision. Furries aren't necessarily easier to draw, but it's easier to get away with flaws when drawing furries. The human brain has very specialized centers for interpreting human faces, but there is no equivalent for animals, which end up getting processed with generalized optical centers. As a result, minor flaws in human faces will be picked up on (it could be interpreted as [[UncannyValley nonhuman]]), where as bigger flaws in animal faces will go completely unnoticed (Some will assume it is a part of the creature and or animal faces cannot really be too exaggerated)

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* In some sense, this trope is TruthInTelevision. Furries aren't necessarily easier to draw, but it's easier to get away with flaws when drawing furries. The human brain has very specialized centers for interpreting human faces, but there is no equivalent for animals, which end up getting processed with generalized optical centers. As a result, minor flaws in human faces will be picked up on (it could be interpreted as [[UncannyValley nonhuman]]), where as whereas bigger flaws in animal faces will go completely unnoticed (Some (some will assume it is a part of the creature and or and/or animal faces cannot really be too exaggerated)exaggerated).
21st May '15 1:30:02 PM PKMN37
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* WarnerBros LooneyTunes, back in the day, had a lot more animal characters than humans. There were really only two recurring ones at the time: [[TokenHuman Elmer Fudd and Granny Smith.]]

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* WarnerBros LooneyTunes, back in the day, had a lot more animal characters than humans. There were really only two three recurring ones at the time: [[TokenHuman Elmer Fudd and Fudd, Granny Smith.Smith, and Yosemite Sam.]]
21st May '15 1:23:15 PM PKMN37
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* WarnerBros LooneyTunes, back in the day, had a lot more animal characters than humans. There were really only two recurring ones at the time: [[TokenHuman Elmer Fudd and Granny Smith.]]
18th Mar '15 12:34:14 PM TheUnsquished
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-- Animator '''Robert Graves''', "Epitaph of an Unfortunate Animator", quoted by Creator/RichardWilliams in ''TheAnimatorsSurvivalKit''.

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-- Animator '''Robert Graves''', "Epitaph of an Unfortunate Animator", quoted by Creator/RichardWilliams in ''TheAnimatorsSurvivalKit''.
''Literature/TheAnimatorsSurvivalKit''.



* Tracy J. Butler, the author of ''{{Lackadaisy}}'', says that she doesn't identify with the UsefulNotes/FurryFandom but uses cats because she finds them more expressive.

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* Tracy J. Butler, the author of ''{{Lackadaisy}}'', ''Webcomic/{{Lackadaisy}}'', says that she doesn't identify with the UsefulNotes/FurryFandom but uses cats because she finds them more expressive.



* ''CoachRandom'' had some characters drawn as dogs because the artist was under a deadline. [[http://coachrandom.zzl.org/Chronological/comic-189.xml In one strip, he has humans and a dog side-by-side, showing the difference in how the artist drew them.]] His humans are quite detailed. The dog, not so much.

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* ''CoachRandom'' ''Webcomic/CoachRandom'' had some characters drawn as dogs because the artist was under a deadline. [[http://coachrandom.zzl.org/Chronological/comic-189.xml In one strip, he has humans and a dog side-by-side, showing the difference in how the artist drew them.]] His humans are quite detailed. The dog, not so much.



* The creator of the web comic ''{{Harkovast}}'' originally struggled to draw animals, but after a few months of drawing nothing but animal people found human infinitely more difficult. Fortunately, the comic features no human characters!

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* The creator of the web comic ''{{Harkovast}}'' ''Webcomic/{{Harkovast}}'' originally struggled to draw animals, but after a few months of drawing nothing but animal people found human infinitely more difficult. Fortunately, the comic features no human characters!



* The artist of ''KeychainOfCreation'' has stated that he gradually made Marena's fox ears and tail more prominent because they make her more expressive. It's hard to show complex expressions on a stick figure.
* The artist of ''TheDragonDoctors'' attempts to avert his instances of OnlySixFaces by throwing in a few "beastmen" to diversify the cast. We've seen a cat-man SWAT officer, an insect-looking lawyer (talking to a buffalo-looking lawyer!).
* Though the creator of ''CheapThrills'' can (and does) draw humans very well, she claims this as one of the reasons she draws in an anthro style: "When I started the comic, I couldn't draw human faces for shit. I could draw animal faces, though, so I went with it...If I were to start over, I'd probably do the comic with human characters instead, or possibly tinker with the comic's universe a little bit so that the usage of animal people made more sense."
* Most of the characters in Webcomic/StubbleTrouble are furries for this reason, though some humans do appear as well.
* Webcomic ''RankAmateur'' has only one human in the main cast, which the author has so far drawn only a few times. The cast also features two furries - Felix, a cat and Guardian, a bird - though the majority of the main characters are humanoid aliens.

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* The artist of ''KeychainOfCreation'' ''Webcomic/KeychainOfCreation'' has stated that he gradually made Marena's fox ears and tail more prominent because they make her more expressive. It's hard to show complex expressions on a stick figure.
* The artist of ''TheDragonDoctors'' ''Webcomic/TheDragonDoctors'' attempts to avert his instances of OnlySixFaces by throwing in a few "beastmen" to diversify the cast. We've seen a cat-man SWAT officer, an insect-looking lawyer (talking to a buffalo-looking lawyer!).
* Though the creator of ''CheapThrills'' ''Webcomic/CheapThrills'' can (and does) draw humans very well, she claims this as one of the reasons she draws in an anthro style: "When I started the comic, I couldn't draw human faces for shit. I could draw animal faces, though, so I went with it...If I were to start over, I'd probably do the comic with human characters instead, or possibly tinker with the comic's universe a little bit so that the usage of animal people made more sense."
* Most of the characters in Webcomic/StubbleTrouble ''Webcomic/StubbleTrouble'' are furries for this reason, though some humans do appear as well.
* Webcomic ''RankAmateur'' ''Webcomic/RankAmateur'' has only one human in the main cast, which the author has so far drawn only a few times. The cast also features two furries - Felix, a cat and Guardian, a bird - though the majority of the main characters are humanoid aliens.



* T.J. Baldwin admits that ''KarateBears'' are easier to draw than people. Look at the [[http://www.karatebears.com/2011/06/cut-rug.html crowd scenes.]]

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* T.J. Baldwin admits that ''KarateBears'' ''Webcomic/KarateBears'' are easier to draw than people. Look at the [[http://www.karatebears.com/2011/06/cut-rug.html crowd scenes.]]
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