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Fairy Wing Anatomy by Oddstuffs Fairy Wing Anatomy by Oddstuffs
Fairy wings! I had a fun time designing and naming the new bones necessary to make them work. Although, I'm not really sure that this would even work, actually, I'm pretty sure it wouldn't unless the creature were incredibly tiny. All the names are based off of real words though, all words that I really enjoy like peduncle and sinusoidal.

Copper plate etching on Reeves BFK paper. Bone black etching ink.

Art & concept (c) to me! :D
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dennisthetiger Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
I just found this on a search for wing anatomy for the Fae, as I'm working on a story right now and need to look into any anatomy for this - either that, or I make it up as I go. =) I like this, it's a start for what I'm working on.

Thing is, I've got it imagined more as if the wings can also rotate a bit (think of a damselfly) Do you have anything on the musculature at all?
Oddstuffs Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
These wings are supposed to be able to rotate, hence the ball-socket joints. I didn't realize until after I finished the piece that the extra bit of bone coming down in by the spine to help act as a muscle anchor would make that difficult and impossible to have the wings lay flat against the body when in rest.

I do not have anything on the musculature, and now that I've had a couple years to think and learn more about anatomy, I would approach this differently.
x-612 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011
Hey! This is awesome, I think it's brilliant how you figure out the anchor of the wings to the spine, great work! :)
Oddstuffs Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you! It's not a perfect solution, but I like it. :D
x-612 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011
It's a really good solution anyway ;)
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October 3, 2010
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