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The many types of avian wings. part 2 by camelpardia The many types of avian wings. part 2 by camelpardia
*Note*
The calculations presented here are simplified, and will only give you a rough estimate.
Also, sorry to the people that use imperial units, I have no idea how to convert the tutorial's calculations to work with them (if anyone can help me, please do).

When I started to learn about wings I was very interested in the math behind behind them. But I found no resource that explained it in a way that I could understand, so many years later I created this tutorial to help other artists better understand the wonder that is bird wings.

Most of the information in this tutorial comes from
-Fåglarnas ekologi
-Wikipedia
-Science Learning Hub

Part one, Standard wing types: fav.me/danpkgt
Part two, Aspect ratio and wing loading: fav.me/dao4odc
Part three, Wing types based on flight patters and foraging styles: fav.me/daq3zns
Part four, Application: working on it

Stock

All photographs found in this tutorial are stock images from the wonderful photographers of Deviantart.

A1Z2E3R Magnificent frigatebird  fav.me/da97oar

NefaroStock Barn owl  fav.me/d148ykn

DrachenVarg-stock Sharp tailed grouse  fav.me/d2c1nrf

happeningstock Horned puffin  fav.me/d1pfdwx

SamuelDesigns Wild turkey  fav.me/d45hyxs

netbandit Andean condor  fav.me/d7bb4n4

SalsolaStock American white ibis  fav.me/d16qjv8

stock-mon Wandering albatross  fav.me/d7ewxzq

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Rahula87 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your work is truly useful and amazing, i love birds and seeing these gems is pure eye-candy. Too bad i can fave this work once because it's very useful and i agree whit user below when he talks about the importance of wing dimensions. Thank you!
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camelpardia Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Oh gosh, thank you!
I agree with both of you when it comes to the importance of understanding wing dimensions, it's a rather critical piece of knowledge when drawing wings.
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A1Z2E3R Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2016
Thank you so much to use my stock for your presentation of differents types of avian wings ! Your work is useful and instructive. Thank you for your sharing. You're welcome !

Flying Pelican of Guadeloupe by A1Z2E3R  Have a vnice week-end !   ;o)
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camelpardia Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2016  Student Digital Artist
It was a great resource!
Thank you :3
Hope you have a good one too ^w^b
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A1Z2E3R Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2016
Thank you so much ! In some time, I will expose some photos of brown guadeloupian pelican  flying !

Swans flying in the fog 2 by A1Z2E3R   Have a nice day !   ;o)
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SamuelDesigns Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
fantastic!
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camelpardia Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Regolith247 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2016
Thanks for posting this! I've never seen a reference for artists that actually bothers to explain WHY the dimensions of wings are important- which has always bugged me given that I'm studying engineering. Looks like you solved that problem though! Thanks very much!
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camelpardia Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2016  Student Digital Artist
No problem!
Agreed, and trying to find anything that talked about this in regards to birds was a bit of a nightmare.
Seems that there's a general lack of material that caters to the more analytical artist :/
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Regolith247 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2016
Analytical art? Sometimes that's called engineering! For some reason most people see art and engineering as different things. I would disagree, since a well engineered object can be just as much a piece of art as a painting. 
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camelpardia Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Hmmm, I've seen what engineers create, it can certainly be called art.
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