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« on: May 27, 2004, 10:29:19 pm »
Was wonder if anyone can help me find tuturials or webpages that help drawing avians?

I am trying to draw an anthro-crow and its not looking great, the beak looks all funky.

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« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2004, 11:06:15 pm »
I specialize in avians... what seems to be the problem exactly.
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« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2004, 02:02:03 am »
':p' assuming these a bird creatures/ just go get a book for like bird watchers or something. that will give you many different beaks and type of wings to choose from.
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« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2004, 09:56:21 am »
This is one of my problems...I can't draw anthro reptiles (turtles and crocs are way beyond me) and avians.

My main problem is the beak and eyes, and the wings. The wings I just have a problem with feathers.

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« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2004, 11:18:13 am »
I have trouble with turtles as well, but not because of the face...

... it's because my turtle character is famale, and it's hard to make her look sexy with the shell.  
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« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2004, 01:40:56 pm »
Lol. I can actually do turtle faces pretty well...it's just the shell that makes it a bit difficult '<img'> Croc faces and tails are what bother me about Crocs, and my iguana's heads are always lumpy ':p'

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« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2004, 07:10:28 pm »
Yeah I've been making attempts to draw avians and dragons, but they haven't been going well. The things that I can't draw are the eyes and the beaks for avains. But using photos of certain birds as reference helps me a bit with these problems.
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« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2004, 10:14:08 pm »
I have problems with the beak and head to. and some with the feet/legs

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« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2004, 09:24:26 am »
I'll draw up a little tutorial sheet for you today and post it.  '<img'>
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« Reply #9 on: May 31, 2004, 01:29:50 pm »
I was just giving someone a short tutorial about this 2 days ago..
Recently I noticed something that screws a lot of people up when it comes to drawing birds and reptiles.  Purrhaps my observation might help you.
One thing is, folks tend to base the heads on humans or something similar.  Birds and reptiles don't really have that much of a forehead.  Try to keep the head smaller.  Bird heads especially are proportionally smaller than  other critters'.  Keep 'em streamlined or aerodynamic looking if you're going for a more realistic look.

The other thing is, mind where you attach the back of the neck.  If you are one to plot out your drawings before you fill in the details (as in starting with a ton of basic shapes  like circles, and drawing in guidlines to plot out where the features go), start the back of your neck about the same height (or a tad higher) than your guideline is for the eyes.  That'd be kind of... about where the tops of your human ears are.  Actually, it's a good practice to use when drawing any kind of half-beast-looking thing.  ..well, depeding upon how beastly you want it to look.  You can always make adjustments.

Hope you could learn something from my observation.
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« Reply #10 on: May 31, 2004, 11:40:59 pm »
I hope this helps...

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