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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 )
Wolfsie Featured By Owner 2 days ago
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. ^-^"
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  New member 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  New member
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?
Tenshineko01 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a good ref.
Hannahdoodle100 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014
This is amaising! I've been looking for something to help with this for ages.
Red-WereZ Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
So informative and well-made, its brilliant! :D
monkey-otoshi Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
really  well done and great explanation!
Sammi-Spades Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I've been using this reference for I can't remember how long. It has been so useful and it's the first place I go to. Thank you so much for making this.
eagle-elf Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The whole muscle thing about having the second pectoral muscle and not being able to move the wings forward is why I've always felt it made more sense to have wings placed just above the hips. There's technically much more space there for the extra muscle and the wings have the freedom to move forward. You can't have a tiny waist this way, but it works. It does make for smaller wings though if you don't want them drooping too far down to the ground, which I like aesthetically, but might not actually be as functional really.
Scr1b3 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You know this is on pintrest, right?
Unbreakable-Warrior Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow this is SO helpful <3 
Anemoritos Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014
this is an amazing tutorial!!! thank you very much!!! 
Arielle-Lavecchia Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014   General Artist
I like your study of wings. Often times people stick wings on the characters they draw or paint without consideration for how it looks ad function so they forget to add the skeletal adjustments to the body and how this would affect the person when they walked. Or how the wings  would actually move...

Thank you for the comprehensive analysis.
XantiagoBlu Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Student
nice explanation. i'm researching for any kind of help on this subject as i'm trying to make a pair of real-awesome-life-size paper wings. thx!
thekoalaunderurbed Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Helped alot, thank you!
Ambian345 Featured By Owner Edited Sep 19, 2014
Very detailed and creative! Sir/Ma'am, I salute you. I would love to see more from you and please don't stop! :D By the way, can you draw something like this but on webbed wings. I would love you even more if you did :D oh yeah, screw what scientist and wing-major have to say. science is not always right and I still believe that humans would be capable of flight when they have wings. now, how do I favourite this? I'm new to deviant art so I don't really know much :L
Solarstormflare Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Student Digital Artist
marceydevimon78 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Sammiyad Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014
EPIC!!!!!! I love drawing wings but this is such an amazing reference and a huge help for the future, thanks so much for doing this!!!!! I'll recommend this to EVERYONE!
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