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Tutorial: Bird and Feather by CreatTheCrow Tutorial: Bird and Feather by CreatTheCrow
It has become apparent to me a ton of people like thsi not a day goes by where its not faved by someone. If any of you want help I am always here. Just note me and I'll see what I can do.

:star:Edit: Major edits please tell me any mistakes I made. I'm really trying to make this user friendly. More edits made on the wings.
:star: click download to read ^^

Edit: I forgot the alula feather :p

If you want to know any thing else just ask. Basic bird and feather tutorial. It was really hard to do the steps 1-3 is how i draw any kind of bird just change the bill and shape slightly. All i can say is if you want to learn how to draw birds just draw those two circles and google up some images. Beaks always got to me so don't feel to bad if you fail as much as i do sometimes. Download for full size hope you like it. Most of these I drew by hand and scanned in strait out of my sketchbook. Let this tutorial give rise to a new breed of artist, not the wolf artist or the equine artist but the bird artist :iconlegaspplz:
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:iconbdtite1919:
BDTite1919 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015  Student General Artist
Magnificent.
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FanguoftheFlowers Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I was constantly looking at this tutorial when I was drawing this! Skvader [KanetsuUsagi] by FanguoftheFlowers
I don't think I did the feathers justice tho, pfft. But I tried and I shall keep on practicing.
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Xiaooyu Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome!! thanks a bunch! :)
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SMmeow Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Oh Thank God! This is what I have needed all day.

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RMusic14 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for the help
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autumnaki2 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Very helpful. My high school's mascot is a falcon and in my digital art and design class we were asked to revamp our falcons logo. Not knowing anything about drawing birds, I pulled your tutorial up and started sketching. Thank you do much!
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everox2 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! I really needed this!
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:iconcasm1:
casm1 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Student General Artist
This is very helpful!
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RavensStorm Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
A very nice tutorial, especially for feathers and wings =)
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ShadowWolfOo Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011
wow, very cool!!
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Allumai-Burns Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011  Hobbyist
Thanks for making this^^
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Lyran-Wolf Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Student Digital Artist
very nice <3
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eternal-song Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011
thank you so much for making this.
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DesertdustSariah Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011
really useful
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Meeka-Lakota Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Could you make the txt bigger I can bearly read it.
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:iconcreatthecrow:
CreatTheCrow Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
you can click the download button and it will get bigger :)
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hopegrope Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011
Do you think you could make a tutorial for the tail? I've been working on my bird drawings lately (specifically hummingbirds) and I can never get the tail down.
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:iconcreatthecrow:
CreatTheCrow Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Sure thing I am planning on doing another huge redo on this and I will include more on the tail too :)
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hopegrope Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011
When do you think it will be finished?
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:iconcreatthecrow:
CreatTheCrow Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
honestly sometime in the next few months I am redoing the whole thing actually to make it more organized and more drawings along the way
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hopegrope Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011
Okay, thanks.
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Nkeith2 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This will be so useful for me, thank you so much for making this. It is really awesome ^_^
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nataliavg Featured By Owner May 2, 2011
great tut!
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dexterouz Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Student Filmographer
this is very nice . Thanks
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dexterouz Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Student Filmographer
this is very nice . Thanks
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:iconchiikei:
ChiiKei Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So, so useful! Thank you very much :heart:~
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:iconcreatthecrow:
CreatTheCrow Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
glad i can help :)
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SpottehThePieMonster Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010
this is really helpful, thankyou for sharing c:
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MissJuliane Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Student
This will be a HUGE help. Need to expand my knowledge for drawing something other than dogs. Will be using this in the near future.
Thanks! :icongrin--plz:
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:iconcreatthecrow:
CreatTheCrow Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
aw your welcome
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music-mimic Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010  Student General Artist
this is great! vey nice!
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BloodMoonwolfcomic Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010
i was woundering if i could take some quick sketchs of things i need from here in my note book. They will not be posted anywere but just for my use.
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:iconcreatthecrow:
CreatTheCrow Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
sure thing i can do that ^^
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BloodMoonwolfcomic Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010
thank you
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:iconcreatthecrow:
CreatTheCrow Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
want to send me an idea of what you want?
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BloodMoonwolfcomic Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010
what? huh...
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:iconcreatthecrow:
CreatTheCrow Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
well did you want specific poses or what?
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BloodMoonwolfcomic Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010
well i was just wanting front veiws of a bird in flight and even landed.
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CreatTheCrow Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
oh ok ill sketch up a few pages and post em and particular species ?
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BloodMoonwolfcomic Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010
i love this its very helpfull for my comic thx for makeing it.
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wolflover35719 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010
THANK YOU SOOOOOOWWUUUUAA MUCH!!!!! THIS IT GOING TO HELP ME SOOOOOO MUCH THX ^^
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Skudde Featured By Owner May 10, 2010   General Artist
Ummh... It's a good tutorial okay, because there are many bad wing tutorials out there and this one has more than just the actual wings. BUT (my favourite word :D) I would prefer you doing larger wings. Birds wings are so big compared to their bodies. Especially that goose's sceleton makes me pretty sick. Definitely too small wings and the angle of the wings looks pretty painful to me. Those angles are also something you should take a look at. Birds have the same angles in their wings as us humans - shoulder, elbow and wrist - don't forget the frekin' elbow! *kreh*

Amen. End of complaining. (this gotta be some kind of hobby of mine :D and you asked for critique, didn't you?) And please don't take this too harshly, it's just what I do.
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CreatTheCrow Featured By Owner May 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
The reason the skeleton looks weird is because i didnt draw the wings correct size i knew that i didnt add in any primary feathers i just meated it out. I have had an extensive experience with birds I know that the basic idea is one wing length is equal to the length of the body in most cases (cranes, peacocks, etc are excluded). Very true birds do have the same joints as humans i believe they all fit that description. What other angles are you questioning? What would you change I dont mind the crit I just want to know how to fix it ^^
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Skudde Featured By Owner May 11, 2010   General Artist
Oh, lovely, someone didn't actually get mad about my comment. :3

Well, it's just that what I see there, is that the goose's wrist turns almost like to the backside of the goose. Try to get your wrist to that angle. : S Yeah. But you really seemed like someone who isn't completely oblivious what comes to birds, so I'm sure you realize the mistakes you have done. :D
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CreatTheCrow Featured By Owner May 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
ah I see it now thank you ^^ i kept looking at the skeleton and then realized the circles are whats making it do that. Thank you I will be sure to fix that up. And I'm glad you critiqued it some people just dont understand a good comment.
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Skudde Featured By Owner May 11, 2010   General Artist
Whee, thanks for understanding. :aww:
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Padfoot3010 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010
This is really helpful, especially because it actually goes through the different feather and beak types in addition to realistic wing postures :thumbsup: It annoys the heck out of me when I catch myself (or someone else) draw weird flowy things and try to explain it off as wings just 'cause it looks cool. I'm glad that you took the time to do all that. :D
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CreatTheCrow Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
aw thank you very much :hug: if you anything else you think i should add please let me know ^^
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Dreamweaver92 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2009
Awesome :))) helped me alot,thanks! :#1:
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:iconcreatthecrow:
CreatTheCrow Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Your welcome :hug: glad i could help
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