So, here's to all of you who care! : D
Mattias, the main model of this little tutorial-thing, is mine. His wings aren't that rainbow-ish (They look like the orange-brownish plumage one of the miniature wingpairs). It's for the sake of clarity!
Enjoy! Or something.
Edit: D....DD? ;___; *tears of Joy* Thank yoooou!
And since everyone ask me, all the time: No, I have not read Maximum ride.
Every time I draw anthromorphics with wings, I always treat the wings like an extra set of arms. When I first drew wings, I would actually use Machamp (Pokémon) as a reference.
1) Bats fly quite well without an avian keel bone.
2) I know the shoulder area is traditional, but the wings would need to be attached at the middle or lower back for balance. (That also reduces the arm interference.)
3) Watch out for ceiling fans.
I found this while doing research into angels for a fantasy story. As an engineer I was curious as to whether a human-sized and -shaped being could actually fly.
Hey, come to think of it, If we could fly, no one would do it because we'd consider it exercise.
If we start naming the muscles than it would probably be a good idea to come up with names for the wing bones since they're all named after arm/hand bones and that's repetitive. Simple way would be just tack on the Latin for flight/wing/etc. More creative ideas anyone?
and I really love your humour!
Weight vs. wingspan: Hollow bones, anyone? Birds have them, why not bird-people?
But I also super love the person with butt wings and I'd love to see thousands of besuited professionals commuting to work that way XD
You're fantastic. I hope you find fifty bucks on the ground tomorrow.
"Actually! The big muscle group that birds use to move their wings is the Pec Minor, which lies just beneath the Pec Major (your outer pecs). In humans, this muscle is tiny compared to the Pec Major because we don’t use it for much (besides stabilizing the scapula)—if we had wings, though, that Pec Minor would be superbly developed, and probably be about the same size as the Pec Major in order to function properly and support those wings, which would attach somewhere around the scapula. And with that, you’d develop all the muscles that stabilize and move the scapula, including your serratus anterior (the nice scale-like muscles on ripped dudes) and the trapezoid muscle along your upper back and neck. The Pec Major would either increase in size, too, or remain about the same because it supports both arm and wing movement. Basically, we’ve already got the equipment needed to support wings, and you don’t need to go slapping on new muscle groups." - word-for-word