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Tutorial: Drawing Bird Wings by Tiamate Tutorial: Drawing Bird Wings by Tiamate
I know this topic is difficult for some people. For me, using this method has made it super easy! These aren't perfectly realistic wings by the way. I just find that they have a really good quick/quality ratio, that works fine for me when drawing angels or beasts or random birds.
If you're looking for really anatomically precise wings, check out these 2 tutorials: [link] & [link] they just take longer.

So I'm sharing /o/. :iconfabulousplz:

EDIT: Because some found this confusing, I'm explaining better what I mean by top/under, inside/outside:
"under-side" = stomach-side
"top-side" = back-side
"Inside" = closer to the body of the bird
"Outside" = closer to the edge of the wing = further from the body.




Beware randomly shaped birds in this tutorial and please note that if you want to make fantastically-shaped wings, you can! The main thing to remember here is the structure.

Please tell me if you find this useful, and don't hesitate to share your drawings if you use it, I'd love to see them!

Check out more of my winged art:
[link] [link] [link]
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:iconkatrueyumenikki:
KatrueYumeNikki Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
i wish you did a 'closing' wing. ;-;
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:icontiamate:
Tiamate Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hm, it's not easy even for me, so I wasn't very comfortable making a tutorial on something I haven't mastered yet. But hey! I'm sure somebody made a good one on the subject :D.
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:iconkatrueyumenikki:
KatrueYumeNikki Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
That's okay and very responsible of you!
But no worries - if you even were - i made it already. :D
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:icontiamate:
Tiamate Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good for you =v=/
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:iconkatrueyumenikki:
KatrueYumeNikki Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
...uh, okay.
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:iconpaixdelesprit:
Paixdelesprit Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, merci beaucoup, ça m'aide vraiment!!! Moi qui n'arrivais pas à les dessiner, maintenant, je peux le faire! 
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:icontiamate:
Tiamate Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ravie d'avoir pu aider ^_^ !
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:iconpurpledragon829:
purpledragon829 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014  Student General Artist
I.....WORSHIP  YOU.. :worship: Thank you I REALLY do appreciate it!
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:icontiamate:
Tiamate Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my xD. Happy you like it, my dear little lamb.
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snowydawolf96 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014
this is 2 good
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:icontiamate:
Tiamate Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol, happy to help.
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:iconmillaoliveira:
millaoliveira Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank u soooo much! ♥
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:icontiamate:
Tiamate Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy to help ^_^
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:iconkamame:
Kamame Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Professional
OMG! Thank you for this!!!!! 
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:iconcriexthedragon:
CriexTheDragon Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is literally THE MOST useful bird wing tutorial out there. The others - while they do a great job of teaching you how to use nature as guidance - don't make it as simple and as easy to catch on to as this. 
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:iconacaidia:
acaidia Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I feel completely the same way!! This is marvelous really, thank you for making it. I now feel I have a handle on wings
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:icontiamate:
Tiamate Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy I could help ^_^!
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:icongrumpyhyena:
GrumpyHyena Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Student General Artist
I've looked at a lot of wing references but this by far is one of the best and also easiest way.

Thanks for making!
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:icontiamate:
Tiamate Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy to help!
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:iconcheshazombie:
CheshaZombie Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014
Thanks for sharing, it gelps a lot :D
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:icontiamate:
Tiamate Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy I could gelp!
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Barbouilleuh Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
"And voilà" xD 
super tuto! merci! ça ma beaucoup aidé pour la compréhension de ces p***** d'ailes xD
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:icontiamate:
Tiamate Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ravie d'avoir pu aider xD !
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:iconbarbouilleuh:
Barbouilleuh Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
/o/ :squee::squee::squee:
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:iconkudarangan:
Kudarangan Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014
Dis helps a lot
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:icontiamate:
Tiamate Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad I could be of service :)
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:iconcorvidcatastrophe:
CorvidCatastrophe Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Student Digital Artist
This is great! Thank you for this! I especially like the part about dividing it into three parts- it's ingenious. :heart:
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:icontiamate:
Tiamate Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy to help !
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:iconfuuimvu:
FuuImvu Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sweet, thankies ^^
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:icontiamate:
Tiamate Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy to help, and happy holidays ! :la:
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:iconleehyunjoo:
Leehyunjoo Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013
Thanks so much. ^^ Very easy to understand. :D (Big Grin) 
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:icontiamate:
Tiamate Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome \o/!
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:icongoblaze:
goblaze Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013
God, you're freaking awesome :D
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:icontiamate:
Tiamate Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hahaha, thanks ! XD
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:iconazurakittyartist:
azurakittyartist Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
it is hard to me... .-.
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:icontiamate:
Tiamate Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh no, I tried to make it easy! ;A; Have you tried doing the steps on paper? It's actually much easier than it looks...
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:iconforbidden-hanyou:
Forbidden-Hanyou Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013
The product of your tutorial: To Gain My Wings by Forbidden-Hanyou
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:icontiamate:
Tiamate Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing joooob :la: :la: !

So ? Did you find them easy to do ? Or was it still  very challenging with the tutorial ?
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Forbidden-Hanyou Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013
They were hard in general, since I use a laptop touch-pad, but the directions were ery easy to follow, and made the steps easy to understand. ^^ Thank you. :D
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:icontiamate:
Tiamate Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my GAWD, no wonder you had a hard time if you were using the touchpad, foooool! XD
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:iconforbidden-hanyou:
Forbidden-Hanyou Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013
XD I KNOW~:la:
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:iconeternalfyre413:
EternalFyre413 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, now I should be able to draw bird wings better!
(while still fail at drawing birds hehe)
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:iconforbidden-hanyou:
Forbidden-Hanyou Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013
Thanks so much. ^^ Very easy to understand. :D 
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:icontiamate:
Tiamate Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy to help!
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:iconbloodywillzzz:
Bloodywillzzz Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome, Iwon't be afraid of drawing wings anymore, but ill still be afraid of the real things. 
Ornithophobia Sucks!

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Leipreachn Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013
Thank you soooo much!!! It actually helped me a lot knowing where I was wrong!! I will try this right away!! Thanks again!!!!!
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:icontiamate:
Tiamate Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy I could be of service >w<
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Crystal-Gryphon Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This was super helpful!
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ryu-crystal Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
really helpful! 
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nekotan23 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I needed this so bad THANK YOU
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