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Wings Tutorial by Vanycat by VanyCat Wings Tutorial by Vanycat by VanyCat
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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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:iconemeraldglee:
EmeraldGlee Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for this!
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VanyCat Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem!
Happy to be helpful! ;P
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arcane37 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2016
So what would a fairly realistic depiction of a harpy look like.
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VanyCat Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2016  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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arcane37 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2016
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 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2016  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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arcane37 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2016
What's a keel also here's a pick of the harpy subspecies I was trying to go off of.

i0.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/o…
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VanyCat Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, I saw that on google, but I don't know anything about this manga so I can't give you advice about it.
If you want to make a realistic like harpy just look up to birds that might function the same way as the character that you want to made. Choose if it's a predator bird, a prey bird or a non-flying bird and study what characterize them the most and what fit your harpy the best ^^
Also, the keel is a characteristic bird's bone www.paulnoll.com/Oregon/Birds/…
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arcane37 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2016
Keel? I should probably mention that I've written up more then one type of harpy but they essentially come in two categories flyers and runners.
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Perle-de-Suie Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2016  Student Artist
So helpful, thanks a lot!
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VanyCat Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad it could help you, you are welcome :)
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:iconperle-de-suie:
Perle-de-Suie Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2016  Student Artist
I hope you'll do more tutorials ;)
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VanyCat Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sure, I still need to finish the second part of the horse tutorial ;P
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Perle-de-Suie Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2016  Student Artist
Oh cool!
I can't wait! ^^
Thank you so much!
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derpydad Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2015  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 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2015  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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10animallover10 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
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 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2015  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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Luciiid Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2015  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 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2015  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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DatYumYum Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2015
It was really helpful! Thx!! (>vv<)

ps: SKIIIIIIIN
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VanyCat Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy that it could help you! :la:

ps: yes, SKIIIIN
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DatYumYum Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2015
(=^^=)

SKIIIIIIINNN!
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Ongca Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2015  Student Digital Artist
thanks for this it's a big help! :)
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VanyCat Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! and Happy to be helpful for you :la:
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Feralem Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderul and really helpful tutorial!
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VanyCat Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for your compliments, happy that you appreciate it! :D
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TsubasaTheNightFury Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015  Student Digital Artist
YOU BEAUTIFUL PERSON THANK YOU FOR THIS!!!!!!!!
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VanyCat Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hahahaha Thanks xD
Hope that to be helpful for you ;P
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Valradga Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I will never not laugh of the "Please, don't attach wings on the head unless you have the scapula in your brain"
This looks like something so stupid to do like, what would a wing be doing on your head??? xD
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VanyCat Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Trust me I've seen so many wings on heads, you have no idea xD
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Valradga Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Oh my god...these people need to pay atention on biology classes xD
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Raichern Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this tutorial as much as the previous once, it's so nicely done!
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VanyCat Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awwwwww Thanks a lot for this kind complement! :love: :hug:
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dictator-pickles Featured By Owner Edited Feb 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have a question, do you know/have you any on bat/dragon wings? Though this is very helpful x)
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VanyCat Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I didn't do the version with bat/dragon wings, sorry XP
This is a very good tutorial for bat/dragon wings --->sammytorres.deviantart.com/art…
You can search other tutorial about this artist in her gallery, She have amazings tutorials ! ^^
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dictator-pickles Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! (:
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NikaAstray Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  Student General Artist
Thank you very much!I am a dummy!  I have always had a problem with drawing wings.
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VanyCat Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy to be helpfull ^^
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:iconneapsis:
Neapsis Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014
Where have you been all my life? XD
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:iconvanycat:
VanyCat Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
In the streets, seatching for dead birds to study xD
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Phoenix-FireMage Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for the help!
I improved greatly just by using this tutorial!
phoenix-firemage.deviantart.co…
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VanyCat Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm really glad that my tutorial was helpful :D It's really nice to hear that!
Thanks for linking to me your work, I really appreciate ^^
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Phoenix-FireMage Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wish I had seen this before I tried to draw wings the other day...
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:iconzwaa:
Zwaa Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Student Artist
Oh man, all your tutorials are super great!
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VanyCat Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awwww, thanks a lot for the compliments Love 
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:iconzwaa:
Zwaa Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014  Student Artist
No Problemo!
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Martiverse Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Student
Non hai spiegato come fare le ali di pollo fritte.

SKIIIIIIIIN!!! Shake Her
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VanyCat Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Quando hai ragione hai ragione, cazzo!!!!
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C3lestialWolf Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014
So helpfullllll! Thank you! :D
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