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Thoughts on Wings by Uzlo Thoughts on Wings by Uzlo
So, I did a little wing thing (Or, I did this a long time ago but never bothered to upload it). I'm no wing-major, but I thought it was funny to do and that perhaps someone would appreciate it considering how effing difficult it is to draw wings...

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.
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Given 2010-10-31
Thoughts on Wings by *AuroraCarina-chan is almost an anatomy class about fantastic winged creatures. Every detail is very well explained and put in a way that is easy to understand. ( Suggested by Raulzito2112 and Featured by shelldevil )
Papasez Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015
Fantastic tutorial-thing! Much appreciated on like seven different levels.
RainbowStr8ghtJacket Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Is there one on batwings anywhere
UlRUSU Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
maybe this will help?
TUTORIAL: Wings for Dragons by SammyTorres
RainbowStr8ghtJacket Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much
UlRUSU Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
no prob!
PaperAnomaly Featured By Owner May 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I've been toying with an avian character of mine as well, for years in fact, and still, the placement and anatomy of the musculature surrounding his wings always confounds me.  I've toyed with the idea of a second set of Pectoralis Major as well; it makes sense, no?
This definitely helped cement some concepts in my mind, thank you much for sharing!
Authurk Featured By Owner May 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I really needed this so I can draw wings on people.
LadyAtarah Featured By Owner May 21, 2015
Thanks for drawing this. :)
E2cosplay Featured By Owner May 18, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Awesome ! 
life90 Featured By Owner May 17, 2015  Student Writer
you should look up :iconsquidlifecrisis:, he has a bunch of stuff to do with angels/people with wings in detail with anatomy stuff, it's pretty interesting, but i like yours as well, well done and not as anal as squids lol
ChristiVivar Featured By Owner May 15, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
This was interesting. Though I'm not currently planning on drawing bird people but this will come in handy on the off chance that I do. grin wink 
Artikuana Featured By Owner May 13, 2015
Hey, your drawings are awesome and helpful, but I was wondering how do you know what size the wings suppose to be. Like do you calculate it somehow or just draw and see if it fits?
drawn-on-wings Featured By Owner May 8, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i really like how you acknowledged that the anatomy was going to be a little messed up and explained some ways to fix it. the extra pectoral muscle was a definite necessary thing! thank you for this 
THEBanana316 Featured By Owner May 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is going to be super helpful, since I have some winged characters I've been wanting to draw. Thanks a bunch!
MissUnderstood-x3 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Love this and the personality put into it! Hatsune Miku-13 (Wink and Heart) 
Wolfsie Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015
By the way, you would love Maximum Ride. Bird kids, surviving, Erasers, bleh bleh bleh.
Its a movie, book, and graphic novel, so there is many ways to get hooked on it.

But anyways, this is downright amazing! I think you are entirely right about the muscles- a normal human would need a bit more strength to have wings like our feathered friends.

And if humans did have wings, I would think they would have a specific wing pattern, like a bird that often appears in their country, so basically their wings would depend on their nationality. ( I'd probably have the wings of a robin or some sort of woodpecker.. )

This is just amazing though, thanks c:

This also reminds me that I should put up the bird feeder again, heh heh. ^-^"
Ch4rm3d Featured By Owner May 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesomely-Happy-Hero Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hello, I'd just like to say that your tutorial has really helped me. I look it up absolutely every time I draw wings, and it hasn't failed me yet!
JMiera Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015  Professional Filmographer
This is beautiful - thanks for putting it together!
The Hummer wings made me laugh XD 
 pokemon gif Pidove 
Stormcutter-love Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  Student Artist
OMG this helps me a lot thank u so much
waterystar Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love al the different angles and inclusion on different types.
leia3771 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
OMFG YOUR A GODDESS!!! this helped me SO much with a drawing of mine. THANK YOU!!! :hug:
Okami2009 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
This is really good, I like the Details. <3
AnnoyedPsychopath Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015
This is amazing! And the research you did on this is incredible! 
FullmetalAndCatLover Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
>~< I'm so drawing this^^
dolphingurl21stuff Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
saw this on tumblr!!!
pine351apple Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I just drew me with wings and i look BOSS! :la:
KatrueYumeNikki Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
it would be amazing if it was actually like that
Greenigon Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015
cool, thx~
ForeverMax2572 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015
Lol, I was gonna comment about a Maximum Ride reference when I saw the bolded part. XD 

Persitow Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's exactly what I've been looking for Q A Q YAY!!! Definitely deserve the DD and all of the drawings are individually beautiful, I'd fave each and every one of them if I could. 
ambermasonry25 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015  Student General Artist
I love the colors. I always wish I had wings, and looking at these wings makes me believe that one day that might be a possibility.
Glucklich-Lachen Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015
SOOOO helpful! Thank you!!! :heart:
Tacotitan Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015
Though I have no idea how useful this is for bat wings (or rather, dragon wings modeled closely to bat wings,) this will probably be useful.  Thanks for producing this.
icytrus Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
really helpfull! thank you!!!!!! :tighthug:
Atlanta-da-Assassin Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WHY IS THIS NOT IN MY FAVORITES YET? *faves it*Free Icon/Emote* Molang (I Love It!) 
RedRosehood Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Holy Cow! Thank you so much for the humming bird wings flying my oc Sun has  Cuban Bee Hummingbird wings and I couldn't for nothing draw her flapping wings! Now I can Thanks 100 Times!
WolfCrestSox5X Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is perfect!!!! Thank you!!!
Dakknay-Sade Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015  Student General Artist
This is an awesome tutorial! Thank you so much!!
CMoonToon Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Onjii Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015
JeantineHobbit Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for this!
Synn0Nihm Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
pavelvon Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Exactly what I need! Brilliant! Thanks a lot.
WildWithin Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You put a lot of thought into this! It's really cool!
Sanhanian Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for doing this, it's very helpful
Runewife Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014  Student General Artist
Very nicely done, extremely helpful, and beautifully imagined.  

It's all about the wings.
iNeyraei Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014  Student General Artist
How do you think wings and bra straps would work? Would the bra have to be modified in order for it to fit comfortably or is it possible for one to wear a regular bra?
Mabelbird Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you so much for the useful tutorial! 
marianne-art Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay, this is absolutly great and really helpfull since I'm writing a Supernatural fanfiction focusing on angels and wings stuff. So, do you mind if I quote this great peace of art on my story?
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