Sorry it took so long to respond, I just didn't really know what to say until now. I'm a pretty big fan of the Winning-verse over on FiMFiction and I'm really flattered that you came by! (Fanboytime ) Thank you for the comment and for sharing your writing with us all!
( inuhoshi-to-darkpen.deviantart… ) - I HERD U WANTED FUZZY WINGS. A largely different style, but lots of depth and detail.
( kp-shadowsquirrel.deviantart.c… ) - Especially in the sketches section.
( atryl.deviantart.com/gallery/ ) - Has a bit of a more lined style, particularly in the outer feathers, but the inner feathers are often fuzzy.
( cafedelights.tumblr.com ) - Might have to dig a little, but she does some good fluffy wings, both more realistic and show style. Her style is really loose and energetic!
( cafedelights.tumblr.com/post/5… ) - Oooh, found one good reference right there.
There's more I'm sure, but I didn't want to leave without some sort of reference drop. Also never forget to look at photos (and videos!) of real birds too. Can't go wrong with adapting a style by looking at life!
Thanks again, and I hope you're doing well!
Sometimes drawing something well requires seeing a good example or a tutorial and "clicking" it with your own style and abilities. Recently, before I start drawing something, I look for some references even for things I know how to do. You can always learn something new.
The problem with following the nature is...well...the communication between your eyes and your hands .
Thanks for those links! I already know some of those artists, but not every of them. Their drawings may be useful one day .
Also, believe me or not, while drawing my most recent work (about birds), I've been thinking about the way you draw wings. Not directly, but it was something like "oh, I remember I wanted to make more fuzz on the wings". The influence may not be so visible, but I tried .
And I do see what you were doing there. That's fairly similar to how bird wings mat together, so I think you were on the right track!
And thank you! I think moving forward there's a small kink or two I want to work out, but they're close. Mostly just not sure on the outermost feathers and how they should overlap - style wise; Function wise, I'm not sure if the huge gaps make sense (Physics in cartoon ponies lol)! XD