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Winged Human Tutorial by dymira128 Winged Human Tutorial by dymira128
NOTE: THIS TUTORIAL HAS BEEN UPDATED! It can be found on my second account --> :iconjerica128: here…

First tutorial, so bear with me :hug:

Decided to make a "simple" tutorial to voice all my little ideas I came up with while I was designing my OC Icarus.

I know it's really wordy, but when you got a lot to say you kind of want to say it right? ;)

There are many other great tutorials out there, so don't base
everything on me (I can't take that kind of pressure :giggle: )

Enjoy and happy drawing :D
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Pubjunk Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love drawing winged people (thank you FFVII) and I gotta say, I like your ideas. Some of them I've pondered, especially the point of keeping the legs lifted (that alone takes a great deal of strength  and energy when you're suspended by the shoulders/back) and a way to steer. Calf feathers make perfect sense! =D
Marysmuse Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
VERY cool. I'm not an artist on this level, but I go for realism in my fics (well, as real as you can get when writing about mutated Turtles...), and I found this fascinating. Well done!
dymira128 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank ya much :D

If you follow the link in the comments, it'll send you to an updated version of this, I've changed a few things as I learned more about stuff :D
Marysmuse Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesomesauce... sorry I'm so sporadic with comments and replies. 
Single mom, raising teens, freelancing full time and in college... My online activities are kind of sparse these days. :-p Still love this tho. 
OREO-cookeh Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
i have a question!!
are the rudders connected to the hamstring or the calves? o>o 
dymira128 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
They are connected directly into the outer layers of the calf muscles. There are smaller muscles that help control the feathers in a more precise manner but they grow from the calves :D
MaximWolf Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Student General Artist
Wow! It's like a 4% or 5% Human-avian Hybrid!  I only covered the anatomy of a 2% Human-Avian Hybrid>>
themagickey13 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013
Hm. This is really interesting. Great tutorial. I had a similar idea with feathers on the legs... But now I'm wondering if I subconsciously remembered it from when I read this tutorial years ago. Anyway, do you mind if other artists/writers use the concept of the tail feathers on the calf/ankles in for-profit work?
dymira128 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much :D

I am actually writing a set of novels myself that feature this specific trait. You are more than welcome to use it for fun/base for other original ideas but, as I am working on copyright, etc., I would like to keep the full idea of the "calf muscle controlled rudder feathers" my own. Hope you understand :hug:
otterchild Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is the BEST tutorial I've seen on avian hominids, bar none. Mind if I borrow the ideas on the 'tail' for my comic and credit you?
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