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.
But seriously that is quite a helpful tutorial. Especially love the different colored feather sections. It makes it so much easier to understand how feathers work.
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.