This tutorial does not go over the basics of drawing avian wings, I would recommend being familiar with the basics before reading this tutorial.
Here are a few good tutorials if you're new to bird wings or are feeling rusty:
TheAntimonyElement Bird wing tutorial fav.me/d2ht4et
Ciameth Ciameth's wing tutorial fav.me/d4ajtub
Majnouna Drawing birds part 1 fav.me/dd5tid
So, this took a while to create and is mostly based on information I collected for my thesis. I really love how birds have mastered the sky, and I also like analyzing things to death :3
I hope to continue with this project and create three parts in total, and I'm currently working on number three.
Most of the information in this tutorial comes from
-Cornell Lab of Ornithology Handbook of Bird Biology 2nd Edition
The many types of avian wings
Part one, Standard wing types: fav.me/danpkgt
Part two, Aspect ratio and wing loading: fav.me/dao4odc
Part three, Wing types based on flight patters and foraging styles: fav.me/daq3zns
Creating winged creatures
Part one, Wingspan: fav.me/dbkv0l3
Part two, wing shape: fav.me/dcx1xpf
Part three, abilities:
Part four, extant and extinct animals:
Part five, mythological beasts:
Part six, creating your own creature:
All photographs found in this tutorial are stock images from the wonderful photographers of Deviantart.