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Wings Tutorial by Vanycat
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Published: August 7, 2014
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My first tutorial, I hope it's comprehensible :la:
As you voted in my journal: Wings! :D Thanks a lot to everyone who answered.
HORSE TUTORIAL ----> HERE!Spirit3 

If something is not clear please tell me so I can do better in the future...or simply explain it to you xD

I did the drawing part, PiumaRossa made the writed stuff, as always :heart:
A big thanks to MrsDory and MrsSandy that help us with the correction xP

Here are some link of really interesting videos where you can study wings, moves and feathers:
Slow Motion Barn Owl by Earth Unplugged
Goshawke flying through things - BBC
Harpy Eagle by StaceySimba
Goshawk hunts in slow mo by Earth Unplugged
Golden Eagle in slow mo by Earth Unplugged
Falcon vs Raven slow mo by Earth Unplugged

Art ©me and PiumaRossa 
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Okami-Norino's avatar
Okami-Norino|Student General Artist
nice and helpful
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VanyCat|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy that you like it! ^^ I'm happy to be helpful :D
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Okami-Norino|Student General Artist
awww thanks <3
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mmcnish's avatar
How can I print this tutorial?
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VanyCat|Hobbyist Digital Artist
As long as you don't sell it or claim it as yours absolutely yes! :D
I'm happy to know you find it useful <3
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AromaLadyEmlee|Student Filmographer
Thank you for this!
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VanyCat|Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem!
Happy to be helpful! ;P
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arcane37's avatar
So what would a fairly realistic depiction of a harpy look like.
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VanyCat|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Boop upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia… Ahahah
But really, it depends a lot from what myth you want to refer ^^ I prefer the version with feathered arms and chicken legs xD
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Would the harpy design from monster musume work. I essentially want to design a harpy that cute/sexy but feasible and somewhat realistic.
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VanyCat|Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't know monster musume but I've looked it up on google xD
The legs can work like that, but if you want something more realistic you should totally replace the arms with complete and big wings (and the feathers should extend until the flank, proportionally), and also the tail to manage directional changes during the flight.
Another realism note might be the keel in the chest but I don't know if that would look cute or sexy xD
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Perle-de-Suie's avatar
So helpful, thanks a lot!
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VanyCat|Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad it could help you, you are welcome :)
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Perle-de-Suie's avatar
I hope you'll do more tutorials ;)
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VanyCat|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sure, I still need to finish the second part of the horse tutorial ;P
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derpydad|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Vanycat for a pegasus do the wings connect to the shoulder muscle or at the point where the front legs connect to the skeleton in the back (SFM model) also using a seagull wing what would the correct sq ft to body ratio be
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VanyCat|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello :D
The correct position where wings connect to the body, in my opinion, it's right over the shoulder place, as I've shown in the tutorial over the feline body.
The interior parts (muscle and skeleton) can be modeled as you think best, but from the outside the wings should pop up from there.
Also, if you really want to make an anatomically correct pegasus, it should also have the wishbone, coracoid and keel like birds have.
I don't have any idea of what's a SFM model is, sorry xD

Seagull's wing span is approximately the double of his body, so, minimum, the wings should be the double of the horse length.
But a horse shape it's more bulk than a seagull so the wings should probably be even more longer to support his weight (even if his weight would be lighter due to hollow bones)

Hope my answer is sufficient and understandable:)
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Nice! I recently got two bird-like characters and I hardly ever draw birds so this wing tutorial can really be usefull! :lol:
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VanyCat|Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm happy to hear that! ;P and I am more then happy that you apreciate my tutorial so much!
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Sockbois|Hobbyist General Artist
I think it's really great, except for the placement on the shoulder- there would need to be more bones and a keel placement, plus there would be too much muscle for the arm to move properly

other than that, your wings are lovely
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VanyCat|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes you're right ^^
The tutorial was just to define the position of the wings, not all the anatomy inside. Otherwise I should have mentioned also that winged hybrid should have hollow bones to fly and the tail feather to balance and to give direction ^^
A more accurate and specific work in that direction would have required a whole new tutorial and on Da there are already some of them that I already found really complete and accurate :)
I wanted to do a "simple" tutorial so that anyone can understand the basic of wings, anyway thanks a lot for your comment and I'm really glad that you appreciate my work Love 
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It was really helpful! Thx!! (>vv<)

ps: SKIIIIIIIN
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VanyCat|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy that it could help you! :la:

ps: yes, SKIIIIN
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(=^^=)

SKIIIIIIINNN!
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