A random blog about things that I like. Interests cover anime/manga, music, video games, birds, and other things that catch my fancy.
Starting today, I will take a hiatus for the rest of August. I’m just taking a break from the craziness that happens on this site on a daily basis. Personally, it is not because of you guys, but it is because of other factors that are present on this site. Honestly, I’m not enjoying this website in the same way I did when I created this account in 2012. So, with that out of the way, see all of you later.
I often get comments about this little guide I did way back for a college assessment. Its a bit old and I’d like to do a new one eventually, but thought I’d share it here incase it helps anyone!
Posted below, is what I had posted with my original DeviantART post, so apologies if some of the links are now dated or not working.
Bird wing ref!
The three important points when illustrating wings are –
1) Feather placement! First primary goes UNDER the next feather from top view. First primary goes OVER second feather on underside view.
2) A bird wing is like a human arm in a lot of ways. Make sure you have the correct amount of bends- joints. If in doubt try posing your arm for ideas!
3) When folded, primaries tuck under the secondaries not the other way around!
Sourced from many places, including illustrations and photos online, books, a dried wing I own and my parrot NC. It’s probably not the most amazing ref (and there may be mistakes atm *so tired* XD). But hopefully this will be of use to someone!
Here are some usefull photos and illustrated refs that I have collected for my study. I am sure they will be of great help for those who wish to draw some wingsssss!
Feather illustrations -
http://raptorrehab.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/bird_wing_by_lily.jpg (This one again shows the vital placement of the primary and secondaries!)
Photos - (Seriously, look through flickr. You will find some awesome bird wing refs there!)
2 really good tutorials (much more in depth) others have made! -
Some tutorials that I’ve come across, organized both for my own viewing pleasure and to hopefully assist others as well. I update this list whenever I come across new, helpful pieces.
A lot of these are hosted on my personal Tumblr, but I don’t change my url so it’s pretty safe to bookmark them…
I’m not a huge fan of requests due to personal reasons, but you guys are so nice to me that I decided draw some suggested fusions in between commissions. There where so many that I simply couldn’t draw all of them so I’m sorry for that! Also, Flaremonchan is secrectly a super saiyan.
its like the entire beach was glowing