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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 )
Exkyuubi Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Bravo to you! *commencing mega applause*
chad-spider Featured By Owner 4 days ago
This looks very useful!
TakitokaHikari Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Waoh! I was searching for something like this because I read an scientific article that explains why we can't fly with a pair of wings. Our anatomy is not for this, what a disgrace :(
But in fantasy all is possible! :D
TigerHatter Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm always wondering tho
How does one take off?????
DraconixSongnote Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015  Student General Artist
Good to know I'm not the only one to have wondered about the chest muscles and shoulders.
maryfersstiger Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thank you much! :3
Talon-pb Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
This is really good. I'm definitely going to need to hang on to this. 
Just a though, wings would require a completely separate set of shoulder blades and collarbones, and maybe a modified sternum, don't you think?
Solarok Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2015
Well, that's quite impressive :3
OurMysticalNonsense Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2015  Professional General Artist
very useful and thank you for posting this!
FabulousKat Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2015  New Deviant
wow. it's well explained, now I know how to draw wings more...realistic
MintaLoua Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2015
Thank you thank you THANKYOU so much aarargg xxx just YES omg thank you :D
CatCandle Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Actually, for a human to be capable of flight, the wings would have to be at least 40 feet long. But that would look weird. Who needs size calculations when you have BIRD PEOPLE!
PurpleGuy1 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This got me really inspired now :3 I love it!
Pandoriaalloyra Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
argenticNocturne Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
THIS AGAIN YES i found this a really long time ago then lost it ;;
SplatterFive Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
This totally helped me THANKYOUSOMUCH
sethfire Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015
Ruyodono Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015
I seriously love this thing thanks for sharing
WolvesDancer93 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This was very helpful thank you :)
moonjumper4 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015  New Deviant Student General Artist
DydroStorm Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Those butt wings.... It makes me think of Jibril from no game no life
AbstractWorld16 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2015  Student General Artist
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
ARACHN0PE 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
ARACHN0PE 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:
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