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Book Projects: Maximum Ride Press Poster Concept 2

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Book Projects: Maximum Ride Press Poster Concept 2
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Envy-555's avatar
Envy-555Professional Digital Artist
This is so beautiful! 
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LadyWhite96Student Digital Artist
This is really cool!
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EvilEspressoDrinksStudent Writer
Beautiful! I love this so much.
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firedancer123Hobbyist Digital Artist

WOW!!! This is one of, if not the best, Max concept I have ever scene!!!




Maybe one with Fang too please? *is a hopeless FAX ADDICT*

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firedancer123Hobbyist Digital Artist
More particularly, them *ahem* snogging...
Rickmer's avatar
Very nice :)

Aren't her wings a bit (way too) small?
slightlysane31's avatar
I think it's perspective. Because I'm not really noticing anything wrong with them.
Rickmer's avatar
She's supposed to be 5 feet 8 tall and have a 13 foot wingspan.

Even taking perspective into account, she is depicted with 8-9 feet of wings at most on this pic.
I'm not saying it's a bad drawing, but I'd expect much more impressive wings.

(and even then if you compare to the Andean Condor or other large birds she's about 4x as heavy at only 3 feet extra wingspan, so the book is being very generous)
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firedancer123Hobbyist Digital Artist
But remember that all of their bones are hollow so that loses a lot of weight... And they're not really "thick" as far as muscle goes... Which means she doesn't have a lot of excess weight from muscle mass...
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MaximWolfStudent General Artist
Go study a bit more about bird anatomy and then we'll talk science. 
Rickmer's avatar
The skeleton is only a relatively small percentage of the total body mass... even cutting skeletal mass in half doesn't make that big a difference.

A normal girl Max's size would probably weigh about 50-60kg if they're on the skinny side like Max is (not entirely sure). I'm about as tall as she is and I weigh 80kg (male).

On the load-lightening side, Max has lightweight bones, extra lung tissues (which add nonweight-volume in her chest) and muscles that can achieve more force with less volume than normal for a human. She also presumably has about as much body fat as an olympic-level athlete... let's call it 12-15% (because she does have a noticable bust). No extra weight here.
On the other hand, remember that she has more muscle groups than a normal human in her chest and her wings to allow her to fly. In a bird, the pectoral (chest) muscles are about 15-25% of their total body weight - that's a lot of muscle mass that Max has to have that normal humans don't (unless they bench press a lot). Plus, there's the simple fact that her wings are extra volume that is not weightless.

I'd say Max weighs about 50kg - correct me if the books differ.
[Addendum, just looked it up - Patterson's official figure is 98 pounds, which is 45kg. Seems slightly too little to me, but whatever.]

At 45kg she's about 3 times heavier than the mentioned Andean Condor with less than twice the wing area. The picture actually has her with a wingspan smaller than any Condor. Hence my complaint that a great deal of Maxride fanart features wings that are way too small.
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MaximWolfStudent General Artist
I love the technical way you think! What is your trade, good sir knight?

No seriously, I'd love you to help me out with some anatomy for he Human avian hybrid, since I have a theory of my own i'd like you to see. 
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Spencers13Hobbyist General Artist
This is dark and beautiful at the same time. I love the colors used and the lighting. Love it! :clap:
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