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Drawing Birds part 2

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Part 1:
Part 3:

This tutorial (all 3 parts) in book form: [link]
Full tutorial list: [link]

Well then, enjoy! If I don't see another beak in my life it'll be too soon...
(just kidding)
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MozarteanChaos's avatar

a couple small nitpicks:

pretty much all birds have a nicitating membrane/third eyelid - in fact, even some mammals still have them! i understand that that part of the guide had to go Somewhere, of course, so i'm not judging you for putting it in the falconid section - it just might've been nice to specify that it's not exclusive to that group c:

and, as others have pointed out, falcons probably aren't that closely related to other birds of prey. i'm not sure if that was known when this was made, though, so it's probably not a big deal tbqh

that said, this series is still very helpful and informative, and i'm sure many bird-loving artists (myself included) are very glad you made it. guides like yours are life-savers.

Majnouna's avatar

That's fair enough, this is so old I can't even remember why certain choices were made. I had started a revised and much more in-depth version of it, but was never able to find the time to complete it.

MozarteanChaos's avatar

understandable, tbh; things like this seem like they'd take quite a lot of time and effort to complete

Q-mii's avatar

Why did you call the spoonbill a spatula?

Majnouna's avatar
:wow: :lmao: :rofl: I really have no idea.
You do realize that hawks and eagle are no longer falconids?
SpongeBobFossilPants's avatar
Very well done, even if "Falconiformes", "Ciconiiformes" and "Pelecaniformes" as you use them are almost certainly not monophyletic.
Patchi1995's avatar
So much birds! I like the birds of prey, include the Old world vulture, the eagle, and the falcon! But the New World vultures were strongly resembled the Old World vultures, but they weren't closely related to. Sorry to bug you.
Ospreyeagle's avatar
Yeah. They're in three different orders:


I think they're easy to figure out. XD However, see here:
CottonCatTailToony's avatar
I love hawk and falcon.
MEG4LOVANIA's avatar
Wow, this is amazing! but *nitpicky* the 'longest wingspan in the world' thing is inaccurate. The Wandering Albatross has the longest wingspan- 8 ft 3 in to 11 ft 6 in. Sorry to bug you!
clampfan101's avatar
I'm not sure I've heard of a kiwi before. D:
Ken-A's avatar
I really like your tutorials. They are nice just to look at.
I like your website, too.

(If I ever get a job I hope to buy something on Lulu.)
Majnouna's avatar
Thanks a lot :)
Ken-A's avatar

You are welcome.

If you don't mind, I'd like to ask: How has has worked out for you? I read how to upload something there. I wasn't sure if it was worth it to try one small book on SketchUp. I see that you have a number of really good items up there; so, even if you make only a little bit of money on one item, you probably sell a lot of them.

Majnouna's avatar
Lulu is fantastic for me. It's a really good thing. Of course it depends on how much audience you have, but you really lose nothing having a book up there, some end up listed on amazon, and you can also offer ebooks up there.
Ken-A's avatar

Now all I have to do is write it from my outline...
and do the screenshots...
and...<sigh>...I'd better get started.

Have a good day, Cederseed!

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