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CLICHES GUIDE: Scars by Roneri CLICHES GUIDE: Scars by Roneri

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Remember that this guide was built by dA users(As suggested ideas), it is what mostly everyone think about them, before posting anything harmful, I warn you that some cliches are somehow mean, while some are true, some can be untrue as well, it depends on the way you think toward them. If your story has one or several of them, that does not disqualifies your story as bad or overused story, also remember that not everything in this world is 100% accurate, and there is Artists that add strangeness to their styles which makes them unique in some way, sorry if anything down this insults your style.

Purpose


The purpose of making this guide is to help those who are trying to avoid cliches of any kind releated to wolf series.
    I hope this helps you out! =Roneri


  1. Scar's Cliches: Anatomy Problems



      1. Scars challange Anatomy


        Who happens to hate those annoying and overated scars, but that somehow go against the anatomy?

        1-Bitten Ear, is that even posible?
        2-Bear Scratch, insert GNG releated here.
        3-Cat Scratch, over used and leaving the eye intact.
        4-Bad wolf Scratch, same as number 3, overused scar.
        5-Front Fangs, scars are out of anatomy, where does the fur and body end and start? out of anatomy, completly wrong.
        6-Back Bite, many users think that two scratchs reprecent a bite, when it does not.
        7-Three Fingers, if it was done by a feline or bear 5, not 3 will be left, since when animals have 3 fingers?
        8-Wild Surgery, since when can wild wolves have that type of scars in the wild?
        9-Perfect X scar, I mean was the enemy really trying to leave the user a perfect Symethric scar? overused scar.
        10-Tail Scars, same as number 5.

        Anatomy takes revange


        The following description contains usefull information that you can use to avoid overated wrong scars.

        1-Torn Ear, If something(with the exception of pups and such) had bitten hard, it would had ripped part of it.
        2-Bear Wound, a lot of users overuse it, some others have gave the excuse that a ''wolf'' did it to them, mayority of wolves, or realistic wolves fight with fangs, not claws.
        3-Cat Scratch, if the user was scratched that way, there is a 70% that it would have lost the eye or left blind.
        4-Blind Eye scratch, how can they get only one scratch like that? if they are wild, and if it got bitten, there should be more than one scar reprecenting the two uper or down fangs, another way is to be slashed with something.
        5-Torn fur, when the enemy catches and bites hard the user in that way, the fang's usually traspass the skin and wounds the user's skin, as it rips the fur will be torn away as well.
        6-Torn Skin, when a user gets bitten, the scar will be mostly represented as a furless zone that was ripped apart, remember that in a fight, the enemy pulls the skin out to rip, thats how the scar will end up.(I used to make this mistake) though they are exceptions.
        7-Feline Sratch, depending on how deep or the streight the user puts in its attack there will be between 4 or 5 scratchs[there is exceptions.]
        8-Human Surgery, the threads are stitched in the form of crosses, once healed they are taken out, there shouldn't be scars with that form type, also make sure where the user needs a surgery, its like who is going to need a surgery on the ear and such?
        9-Umperfect X, title says it all, nothing is symethrical.
        10-Torn Tail, if it was made by a bite and pulled out, there should be no fur and only the part of the skeleton/anatomy should be seen, same as 5 and 6.


I did this so that it can help you out with anatomy problems! it is not perfect, but I believe it is more correct than the first one!

Enjoy XD

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PictureŠ=Roneri
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:iconana-mizuki:
Ana-Mizuki Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014
Nice ^^

Another thing to note is that a lot of smaller scars are hidden under a thick fur. Some areas even end up growing miscoloured fur over the years as the animal ages, as well.
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Kitcon Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This will help, thanks. ^-^
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:iconlittle-rolling-bean:
Little-rolling-bean Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The first wolf must have a REALLY thick neck 0.o
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:iconmoonlightpup:
MoonlightPup Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
no this is usually natural, but it is mainly fur.^^
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:iconlittle-rolling-bean:
Little-rolling-bean Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Okie
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:iconmoonlightpup:
MoonlightPup Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yep.
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WolfsTale Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It was always weird to me how so many character miraculously came out of fights with these cool scars over there eyes BUT no damage to the actual eyes... luckiest characters EVER!
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Blue-Sulphur Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
these are really good points!! :O, (i've probably been guilty of making these mistakes before! >A<)
and indeed ,having scars on the surface of the fur is certainly a common mistake!
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:iconlara00:
Lara00 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
THANK YOU SO MUCH!
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:iconxxscarsxwindpackxx:
XxScarsxWindpackxX Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
:D looks like me
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:iconlynchly:
Lynchly Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aaah, thank you! I'm creating a dog character for the first time and this is a big help!
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:iconi-triedplz:
I-triedplz Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
How can people thing that wolfs have scars on they're tails. Also, can I note that the eye would most likely be damaged somewhat by the claw marks? Even though wolves don't fight with claws and wouldn't have claw marks.
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:iconmoucoy:
moucoy Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wolfs
they're tails 
omfg
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:iconroneri:
Roneri Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Student General Artist
yeah I totally agree, though the claw marks can be from another animal, like a bear or cougar you know XD but indeed some people make wolves fight with claws when they got fangs to use.
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:iconi-triedplz:
I-triedplz Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
A bears claws would completely destroy the side of the wolves face, as would a cougars.
Yes, they do. Sadly, people are that stupid to think REAL wolves fight with claws </3
They lack the claw shape and the muscle structure to do it.
Thats why lions have these big awesome muscular pawls.
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:iconuneune:
UneUne Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013
You should do mor of these maybe one about clothes and jewlery
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:iconsevenzee:
SevenZee Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
There is no way to realistically put clothes and jewelry on wild wolves.
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Krookodile0553 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
This is VERY useful, though any help when giving scars to Scaled creatures?
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:iconcontradictingcats:
ContradictingCats Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Student Artist
I still love this forever. XD
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tahbikat Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
You've been featured! [link]
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lunamoth19 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for this, and I fully agree with allot of your points. If something bites your ear it would most like be torn off or if your super lucky have a few holes in it. As for perfect shaped scars. The only way I can think of that happening is. One. Someone held the person getting scared down while the scarer cut them or two, someone got a hot brand and stabbed them with it and burned the scar in. I've been making my own ref sheet for a OC of mine and I plan on using this as a reference to retouch some of the many scars she keeps getting.

As for that hunting wolf talk going on. >.> I love it how wolves magically hunt like cats. Wolf pounces and holds it by the throat strangling it. Don't most canines grab it by the throat or back and shake it until the back or neck break if its small enough?
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Siddaki Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know I'm replying really late (sorry), but wolves will often tear chunks of flesh from large live prey as it runs, then when the animal finally stops or drops then they go for the neck. Occasionally they feed while the animal is still alive. Pretty gory stuff. :/
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HakurusLyna Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Would you say burn scars would work the same as a...cutting scar?
Excuse me if i dont make any scence im not 100% English
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Roneri Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Student General Artist
FFFF I forgot to add that! there is no way a burn scar will look like a cutting, When skin is burned, the surrounding skin begins to pull together, resulting in a contracture. It needs to be treated as soon as possible because the scar can result in restriction of movement around the injured area. in other words it will look like an expanded scar(it will also look rotten if not treated in time) the skin will start to fall also, sometimes the hair of the animal helps, resulting in burning only the fur and keeping part of the skin almost save.
Another idea if you want the scar as a cutting is by doing it on purpose(or attacks) or done with an object(Sharp one too)
Natural burn scars look like if they where pinkish markins, and not somehow straight lines(unless it was done in purpose with an object, torturing or marking and animal(herd)).
Here is an example of a dog that was burn during a fire, dont worry is not that horrible XD
[link]
the pinkish marks on the back, the ones that look like splats or deformed star is a scar, also on the back leg and next to the bandana.

I hope this helps! tell me if you still have a question or need more information!
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:iconhakuruslyna:
HakurusLyna Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I see
Thanks A TON this really helped! ^-^
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:iconroneri:
Roneri Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Student General Artist
no problem ^^
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Mollyninja7 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yay.
I love this.

Now I can do scars right x3
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DoubletheU Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
THANK YOU.

Seriously, I want to punch my computer screen when I see a character with scars that would technically make their fur a half an inch long and their actual body super FAT.

Like... What?
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:iconroneri:
Roneri Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Student General Artist
LOLOLOLOLOLOL I KNOW RIGHT?
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EwyTheAwesomest Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
"Perfect X scar, I mean was the enemy really trying to leave the user a perfect Symethric scar?"

I laughed so i died XD
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:iconlara00:
Lara00 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Only if Death The Kid did that xD
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:iconroneri:
Roneri Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Student General Artist
XDD its ture, I have seen a lot of designs with those kind of scars
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:iconszczurzyslawa:
Szczurzyslawa Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
Oh yeah so true >:3 I hate when ppl draw scars like in the 1st picture :faint: maybe it'll teach them something :3
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:iconroneri:
Roneri Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Student General Artist
I do hope as well :la:!
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Szczurzyslawa Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
:3
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:iconxdasani:
xDasani Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Student General Artist
Looks more badass the way you think it should be.
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:iconroneri:
Roneri Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Student General Artist
XDDD thanks you!
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:iconxdasani:
xDasani Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Student General Artist
Mhm. c:
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Speckeltail Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! I fixed a LOT of anatomy problems with this :)
Wonderful guide
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:iconroneri:
Roneri Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Student General Artist
Awesome! 8D thanks you
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0particle Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
It's little details like this that make all the difference. Very thorough.
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:iconroneri:
Roneri Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Student General Artist
thanks :) I agree
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:iconfoxtone:
FoxTone Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012   Digital Artist
This is so helpful!
I hope you make more!
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:iconroneri:
Roneri Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Student General Artist
yes I will :)
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:iconpencilartguy:
Pencilartguy Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
Very nice display of scars. Was this meant to be a tutorial?
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:iconroneri:
Roneri Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Student General Artist
not rly, just did it cause I asked if people will like a guide and like 58 people said yes so. XD
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Deranged-Dragon Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconclapplz: Bravo!
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poppybrolll Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I hope people learn from this.
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Flameshadow117 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice guide :D I've always been bothered by those scars that cover the eye but the eye is still intact :XD: The one commission I ever did was a character like that, and I convinced them to let me blind their character in the scarred eye :meow:
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Atani1 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Omg thank you. Everyone must learn<3 lol
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