bird wing folding animation + prep photos: Bio Animation: Wing Fold + SpreadMay 22:
edited as per
's critique! Thank you!
I had the primaries not quite lined up correctly on the folded ventral view--very minor edit, but important, so if anyone saved this for reference, go ahead and replace your copy with this version.(And I changed some wording, but I'm sure someone will still find a way to whine about it bahaha)---
This isn't a critique of angel anatomy.
This is a critique of bird wing
anatomy. Which can
be critiqued objectively because it's a real thing. One ought to understand bird wings before one goes gluing them onto humans. Even good
artists fall into this stunted-secondary-trap...................
I played with a lot of dead birds to get this information. It's not in any other tutorials! Go forth and use it, and lower everyone's blood pressure (or at least just mine).
why waist-wings don't work:So Your Angel Has Waist Wings
8 Wing Sins Tutorial:
SQUID'S BOTTOM 8 WING SINS (A TUTORIAL)So like I said to the two people who aren't protesting the watch feed, I originally wrote this as a vicious rant, but it turns out I was redirecting anger from a RL thing. rrr. edit:
But still. These are annoying as hell. If you see someone doing this junk, send them this. It may be their only chance of salvation.
SIN #8 INCORRECT FLIGHT FEATHER STACKING
There are few things that can be said with absolute confidence that are true of all birds, but this is one of them: the flight feathers always stack the same way.
This can be confusing to remember, so keep a hand of cards next to you while you draw:
SIN #7 NO FEATHER GROUPS
I'm so sick of seeing these homogenous walls of crap.
Feathers stack in a predictable, orderly manner, so just take thirty seconds and learn it. If the phrase "dorsal median primary co
to everyone having fits for various reasons: a small preview of the extent of my angel anatomy projectedit again:
to everyone having fits specifically about pectorals: Check.
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