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DO not use this as reffrence for 100% realistic wings

Many have been asking me about wings lately, I guess this is the simplest way of explaining how they work without all those confusing feater parts of the wing xD
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XxDeputyDerpxX Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dat person's face dow... o3o I was like "... Omg?" (I probably can't draw a face that good though o.o)
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LJ-ATCTION-360 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015
this helps thank you
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waxypanda Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014  Student General Artist
I'm laughing way too hard at the human's face! XD
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K-Foxx Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lmao that derpy ass human
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Saachi1399 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
very helpful! :)
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sproutixa Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Student General Artist
This actually helps a lot! Thanks. :D
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Davcat3307 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist
C: This is really helpful, so when you say don't use this for realistic wings, is it because you made this up of guesses or because you didn't include all the specific anatomy and positions?
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griffsnuff Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014
I did not include all the specific anatomy or feather placement :3 its just a simple shape to get how they bend and all. Besides this isnt the shape for all wings that exists either, since what wingtype it has depends on what kind if flyer it is
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Davcat3307 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Hobbyist
Right, ok. Thanks :3
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Tyrix-Art Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Student Artist
this saved my life
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InnocentLittleWolf Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh WOW! I was JUST wondering about how the wings fold up when at rest. This was so helpful, thanks! :la:
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hackycat Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014
this is actually really helpful!! I'm sure it'll help out a ton of artists even being the simplest tut haha thanks for makin this!
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Pink-Doodlr Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I notice that birds and people are much alike O.o
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XxDeputyDerpxX Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Especially their derp faces. I had no idea!
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CheesePuff25 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013
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Freckled-Brunette Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my gosh, I laughed way too much than I should have at the wing=arm sketch. Great tutorial! Thank you :3
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DominosCat Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I knew something looked wrong on my winds, I could just never figure out what it was. Now I've figured it out! I was drawing them on the wrong side!
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Doki-i Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Student General Artist
I've realized that this whole time I've been drawing wings backwards :3
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Jack-Hoo Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks i've recently made a deciations with no knowledge of wings whatsoever, so this'll help for the next one, thanks
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HilBethJay Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
They look like dinosaur... arms...

I need to slap myself, because birds basically are dinosaurs, and I've been overlooking this specific part of them...
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SolrSurfr3 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is super helpful! :la: Thanks for posting. 
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davyjones2 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
7th picture is beautiful XD
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XxDeputyDerpxX Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Most graceful creature ever
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BLUEvsFIN Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lol XD
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Inku-kei Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
lol
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SuzieLeDinosaur Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great reference! :D
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Silent-Arpeggio Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
7th picture is the most magnificent bird i've ever seen.
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CASANDRAGUIMAUVE Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Student General Artist
WOOWWW that will HELP ME A LOT! thanks
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Saria29 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
As someone who has a lot of trouble drawing wings, I like how simple this is. xP
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tenkerasu Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
the thing is that wings are basically arms, with feathers on them. birds are built just about the same as we are. :)
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TaminFury Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Student General Artist
Helpful thank you :3 I love the human one btw lol
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Incyray Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Student General Artist
that human is such a derp :D
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TimMcJimFromPl Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
Good one.
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SparkKnight2 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That derpy human. XD
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Ovelayotli Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013   Digital Artist
Nice refference! I always get confused when Drawing wings
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TessandraFae Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for this reference!
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Troodon88 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
ehm... no. A wing doesn't work in that way. ;)
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griffsnuff Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
please telll me oh master of wings how they do work then.
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Troodon88 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
Well, not for pure criticism, but the remiges feathers don't arrange as you have represented.
The primaries are connected to the second finger of the "hand", while the secondaries depart from the wrist to the elbow and they're connected to the ulna.
There are no flight feathers on the humerus but there're tertiaries and/or coverts and they are very different in shape and structure of a classic remex.

Here you can see what I said :)

www.newscientist.com/data/gall…

www.welcomewildlife.com/site/c…
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griffsnuff Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
Wait I think I see what you mean.
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griffsnuff Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
This tuorial as said is not to include all the confucing feather partts, its the outer and inner shapes of the wing. Because not everyone out there grasps the shape and how it bends with all those, so none of us are wrong.
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griffsnuff Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
Confusing
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frijda Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
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Aywmi Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The guy seems to really like to be on this draw x).
Thanks !
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MalleMasochist Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
Really helpfull! 
I find it much more informative in stead of those mile-long tutorials =)
Thank you
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griffsnuff Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
hahah I agree! I remember the times I wanted to understand how wings folded, but people always had ALL THE FRINNGIN LAYERS OF diffrent feather parts on the wings in 100 diffrent colors xD so I was like FACK
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MalleMasochist Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013
Exactly my point! 
What we really need is inspiration to how wings can be constructed without reading a foot-long slip of a .pdf.
I think this takes the basics, which is just better and encourages to make your own style of drawing wings. 
I'll definately use yours :clap: 
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salmineorivera Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very observant of you to have conceived this tutorial.  For that I thank you.
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vepanation Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank______you_so freaking much! Soooooo helpfullllll im crying!
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kittenScientist Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Professional General Artist
yesssss this helps meee

I like drawing taelia the ice fairy u w u she has big winngss
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