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Wing Tutorial (How I draw them) by jackofalltrades0097 Wing Tutorial (How I draw them) by jackofalltrades0097
After MANY requests, and cries of outrage at my lack of doing this, here's the long awaited "wing tutorial" I promised all of you. This is pretty much my basic way of going about drawing wings. I'll do some different wing positions in the near future, to go along with this, but for the time being, this is what you're getting <3. Hope you like it!

This is just a sort of tutorial about how I draw wings. It's not perfect, and this isn't the ONLY way to draw them, this is just how /I/ do it n_n. Feel free to use, reference, and save for later. If you can't read my VERY shitty handwriting (I know. It looks like a 5 year old boy wrote this thing), just let me know, and I'll fill you in on what each blurb says XDDD.

Download for better view!
~Jack

Check out all my winged characters to see more of how I draw these feathery appendages -> [link]

To everyone's who's ever faved this, or ever will, thank you so much for that!! I really appreciate your support, and I hope I don't let you down in the future <3

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CorruptedWaffles Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
UHNF you wings are so beautiful. V.V
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:iconjackofalltrades0097:
jackofalltrades0097 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:blush: Oh my gosh! Thanks! I need to redo these, actually X3. I've changed up my style a little recently, but I'm glad you like this!!!
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CorruptedWaffles Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love your winged people. <3 they are beautiful. :)
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jackofalltrades0097 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
D'aw you're the best! <3 n_n 
XD I draw them WAY way too much...if that's possible *snicker*
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DeiSasoOTP Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
The tutorial was really helpful, thanks!
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:iconjackofalltrades0097:
jackofalltrades0097 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Glad it helped! <3 You're very welcome!
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hawkbramble467 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omg i can't draw wings to save my life THANK YOU
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:iconjackofalltrades0097:
jackofalltrades0097 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome! I hope it helps ;)
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starfire808 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Student General Artist
that is really good
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:iconjackofalltrades0097:
jackofalltrades0097 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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:iconstarfire808:
starfire808 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Student General Artist
no problem
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UtauxIkuto Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Uwaah, this is so helpful! Thanks for this :)
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:iconjackofalltrades0097:
jackofalltrades0097 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome!!
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covert15 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
THIS IS GREAT!
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:iconjackofalltrades0097:
jackofalltrades0097 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!!!! <3 Glad you like it!
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:iconcovert15:
covert15 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I DO!
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MockingJay1256 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
epic-ness!!! thanks sooo much for doing this! I've been curious for a long time!!! :D
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:iconjackofalltrades0097:
jackofalltrades0097 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome! n_n
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Photopathica Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013   General Artist
Hi!
We have chosen your work for our Featured Folder for January!
This piece has been featured here: [link]

On behalf of:
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:iconjackofalltrades0097:
jackofalltrades0097 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! Thank you so much!!! <3 I'm flattered!
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YukamiUchu Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is actually really helpful thank you~
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:iconjackofalltrades0097:
jackofalltrades0097 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm so glad!!! <3
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YukamiUchu Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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DancingSubaru Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is great!!!
Really helpful!
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:iconjackofalltrades0097:
jackofalltrades0097 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much!!! Im glad you think so!
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DancingSubaru Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're so welcome!
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sweetsweetsunshines Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
helpful ^^ thank you!
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jackofalltrades0097 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome!
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horsesRcool22 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
finally! I wing tutorial i can understand!
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:iconjackofalltrades0097:
jackofalltrades0097 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh good! I'm glad you find it useful!!! <3
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horsesRcool22 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
:D you're welcome! and it truly is useful.
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ElyssaJM Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for sharing this with us!!
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jackofalltrades0097 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Any time!!! <3
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RameliaHeartilly Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is wonderful, thanks!
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jackofalltrades0097 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome!!! <3
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AnviChan Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG! Thanks so much for this! It'll help me LOADS! :D
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:iconjackofalltrades0097:
jackofalltrades0097 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome!! <3
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PlanaRisu Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for posting ^^ I Will try to use this :)
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jackofalltrades0097 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome! I also suggest doing some googling of wings, just because there are flaws here that I'm still working on myself n_n. Hopefully it helps a little bit though! <3
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yoult Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Professional General Artist
Well, I read your description that this is just your own and individual way of wing-drawing.
But this thing popped up in my inbox in the group "Improvement-Club".
Because of that I want to say some things.

Your wings have a quite unnatural overall look, just because they're missing something or it is drawn wrong. Good thing is, that you differ between different types of feathers, like Remiges and Coverts.

1. To get the typical wing-form, you have to add the Patagium. That's skin which is conected to a muscle called Musculus tensor patagii longus, located between the shoulder-joint and the thumb.
2. The coverts are way to short/less. Compare: [link]
3. The Remiges on the second finger are strangly in the wrong direction, while the ones on the underarm are right. Compare again with the link above.

Despite those flaws the tutorial is quite good and much better than most of this sort.
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jackofalltrades0097 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for picking this up! I was hoping someone could give me a few pointers on this.

Personally, I think that it's because I'm still not sure of the anatomy underneath the feathers. That link you gave me was SUPER helpful, and I saved it right to my computer. It shed a lot of light onto the wing structure that I'm for sure missing. I'll keep this in mind in my future drawings <3

And thank you for that. I always worry about putting up anything tutorial related, in my style, or other wise, because I really am not the best person to be giving advice XD. I'm glad that it's not all bad.
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yoult Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Professional General Artist
I'm happy you took that so well.
For a overall view of avian wings I suggest you to look up in Wikipedia.
There are some pretty good articles. Some for example:
Bird flight
Wing
Flight Feather
Patagium

Probably also of interest: Origin of Birds

Sadly, the english Wikipedia seems not to show more about the inner anatomy of wings. So I give you two images of the german Wikipedia.

Wing skeletal / Description:
1. Digitus alulae (thumb)
2. & 3. Digitus major (2nd digit - "forefinger")
4. Digitus minor (3rd digit - "middle finger")
5. Os metacarpale minus
6. Os metacarpale majus
5. and 6. are also the Carpometacarpus
7. Os carpi ulnare (wristbone of the Ulna)
8. Os carpi radiale (wristbone of the Radius)
9. Radius
10. Ulna
11. Humerus (upper arm bone)
12. Coracoid
13. Scapula (bladebone)

Wing mucles
Sorry, only scientific names here.
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jackofalltrades0097 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh no problem! If people are giving me good information, and constructive criticism, I'm always happy to receive it. It's not like you were an ass XD.

I'll definitely look into all that. I saved all the pictures, and am definitely going to be using these resources. Thank you again!
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havoc-rein91 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Student Artist
Wow, This really helps. Thank you!
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:iconjackofalltrades0097:
jackofalltrades0097 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome! I'm glad it does n_n
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J-Styles75 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
awesome!!!!
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jackofalltrades0097 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!!! I know it was long overdue XD
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J-Styles75 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
i WILL use it :D thank you so much for posting it :hug:
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jackofalltrades0097 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
any time!! <3 Glad you like it so much :glomp:
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J-Styles75 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
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