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Winged Humanoid: Part 2 by mernolan Winged Humanoid: Part 2 by mernolan
Part I|Part II|Part III|Part IV

EDIT 2013: KEEPING THESE THINGS UPDATED IS QUITE A CHORE but I've long since done other studies since 2011
mernolan.tumblr.com/post/53441…
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EDIT: 1. I've looked into pterosaur anatomy and stuff, I wouldn't really expect a completely new tutorial, but I can tell you I understand a little of it. 2. I apologize for saying that bats are less adequate, that's not entirely what I meant, bad wording on my part. They're just different from birds is all

Skeletal and Muscular Systems

Decided to go through this with feathered wings because (personally) I think they are more difficult to attach to the body and I'm aware that the wing to body proportions are not quite right: the wings would probably be longer and DEFINITELY more muscle on the back and chest IN FACT HOW ABOUT YOU JUST DRAW A BIRD INSTEAD :'D

Other's Theories:
Simple and Practical: auroracarina-chan.deviantart.c…
Also good info: arourallis.deviantart.com/art/… my only issue is the size of the shoulder blade and where are the pectorals and collar bones going?
Shakusan: ara-tun.deviantart.com/art/Sha… ara-tun.deviantart.com/art/Sha… ara-tun.deviantart.com/art/Sha…

Anatomy References:
Human: www.ironmaden.g-21.com/Anatomy… onlineworkshops.ca/images/sn_i…
Bat:www.csus.edu/indiv/L/lancaster… (if anyone has anything on anterior bat muscles show me!)
Bird: www.yuccalofts.com/wp-content/… www.learner.org/jnorth/images/… www.rexresearch.com/ornithopte… www.hsu.edu/uploadedImages/Bio… people.eku.edu/ritchisong/554i… (I couldn't find anything on posterior wing muscles :ohnoes: )

Wings:
Bat/Dragon: browse.deviantart.com/?qh=§ion=&global=1&q=bat+wing+muscles#/d1ttpzw
General Bird Info: cedarseed.deviantart.com/art/D…
Bird Wings: cedarseed.deviantart.com/art/D…
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:iconnickelion:
nickelion Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014
Genius work and esplanation. Thanks a lot. It was extremelly useful...
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mernolan Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Professional Filmographer
i'm glad you found it helpful c:
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TheWhiteJewel Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014
Ahhh, I'm not sure if I will ever use this but I have to say I love all the thought and creativity you've put into this. It's quite fascinating making up and giving rules for a fantastical creature, no? Especially when it sounds so logical!




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mernolan Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Professional Filmographer
aahh thank you! I love seeing other ways of doing it too!
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Haineko14 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW! This is really thought out dayum gurl/boy/whatever this need a daily deviation. (If the butt is longer then does that mean they will have a killer booty?)
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mernolan Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Professional Filmographer
booty booty booty booty rockin errywhere

(thanks!!)
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Haineko14 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
SHAKE IT BAKE IT BOOTYQUAKE IT ROLL IT AROUND, DON'T FAKE IT

(you're welcome :3)
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Melysine Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013
Finally! Someone thinking the whole thing through. =) Deserves a massive "thumbs up"!
I've been experimenting with the concept myself for some time, but for shape shifters. Your reference makes me want to take up research again. OMG MOAR POEMS!
You're right, information for such mental experiments is hard to gather. A good supply of web pages, anatomy books and photographs is quite useful... but there is so little to find concerning bats! They don't get enough love!
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mernolan Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Professional Filmographer
aahaha thanks! all it takes is a little research to make things believable ;)
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lxblack Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I like making creature's that fly using oversized hands with flat fingers. It looks kind of like an evolutionary midway between bat's, birds and humans.
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