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This is just kinda how I think it would work (shhh people who want to say "But its not possibleeeee" I'm drinking Rum-Redbull and its not meant to be a biology report, its fantasy/sci-fi). Where the wings are on backs always annoys me and how it would work also annoys me too because skeletons are weird. I like drawing bones and wings. But I get irritated when it makes no sense.
- Modified scapulae means anchorage for wing bones, no second set lower down needed. Wings not directly on top of the shoulders, just below.
- Extended sternum becomes a keel for more muscle attachments.
- Rib-barbs keep ribs together and stop over expansion
- Wing bones used are those of a Bald Eagle, different birds will have different bone proportions to this. Also this is an average male skeleton, female bones would be almost identical with the exceptions of things that make them female (pelvic bones, shoulder breadth, skull shape etc)
- This is all theoretical opinion. Skeletal structures are different to muscle and flesh.
FYI this is not specifically for angels or Maximum Ride, so lets leave the 2% stuff to one side, its scientifically stupid and badly explained.
Bones, Anatomy Ref from www.biodigitalhuman.com/ , medical books, doctors, various sources of photos and ornithological books and diagrams.
A winged humanoid creatures would definitely need an extra pair of shoulders (scapulae or coracoids) and collarbones. Otherwise any time they move their arms around, their wings would also have to move, too. Most depictions of winged creatures with arms have the wings move independently of the arms.
I wonder what the physiology of webbed, demonic, or dragon-like wings would be like, compared to feathered wings...
I'm no anatomy expert and this is one of the best tutorial for angels I've come across, but I personally would get more out of it with more understanding of how the muscles would play a part in this. Simply because that's how my brain is. I'm not saying you did anything wrong, you didn't, this is more of a personal thing. Thank you for understanding.
This is an amazing tutorial and I thank you for making it!
I am writing a SF novel about winged man, so I was wondering, does climber have good predispositions to become winged, becaouse of its muscular structure and other body adaptations for climbing activities?
Also, if the wings start to appier in human adult age, on the scapula as you said, what would be like the proces of wings growing? And how long would it takes?
And one more question: what would be the illness that winged humans might have?
Depending on the level and upper body strength of the climber, then yes they could potentially have the strength for pulling and rotating the wings, with room to gain extra muscle for whatever you need to add onto them, as for the growing part then that's down to how you want to write it. Think broken bones regrowing and rejoining, torn muscles and ligaments, and how sensitive all the nerves must be to everything since they've not had the same sensory experience that you'd have grown up with if they had been there from birth. I'd research animals that already regenerate limbs like axolotls, and what is needed for them to regrow them and the process of how human bodies heal themselves, and if it's set in the wilderness check what kind of illnesses you can get from being out in the wild like from ticks and infections from open wounds, pneumonia, bird-flu, etc etc. respiratory illnesses would be murder on them.
Well, the idea is that during the climbing climber falls and some radioactive stone gets into spine and doctors cannot move it because climber will be dead if they do that. So he has to feel changes by time, as you said, full slow agony. And because of the stone in the spine, he cant move legs.
I've been writing a set of fantasy stories featuring species evolved from humans, one of them having wings and tri-jointed legs.
I've done a lot of theory work on how their body structure might work, but seeing this puts it into a totally different perspective. I didn't consider for example, how it may be better for the wings to sprout from the scapulae, rather than for them to have their own anchorage lower on the spine.
I'll definitely be referring to these for the future.