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01 January 2007, 03:03 AM

First off im hoping this is the right forum, there are 3 here that i think this might fit into and none that im sure of since im working 3d anywho ill just cull those bits out :).

Im currently working on a still image which requires me to create wings (of an angle) which are 'falling off' my plan is to have the skelletal structure of the wing with small peices of tissue hanging onto it, and some torn membrain stretched between the fingers/ribs.

My problem comes in that I dont really know what it should look like having never done anything of the sort before (surgical/gore/whateveritscalled), and havnt been able to find any usefull referances or tutorials.

If it would be posable for anyone to point me in the right direction or posibly more it would be awsome.


01 January 2007, 05:44 PM
Hi Courtney,

You might try poking around here: :)

Reference for Anatomical and Figurative Art (

Also this is a great online database, though I think mostly for bone and not tissue:

ANATOMY MUSEUM LONDON + Searchable Anatomy Database - very good (

However I would think that your best bet would be a bird anatomy book or resources online? Have you tried googling for this type of ref?



02 February 2007, 01:18 AM
Thanks for getting back sorry it took me a while to aswell.

Yea i been looking around google for about 2 weeks on/off the closest thing i found was a lion kill. :P

The anatomy museum london seems like it will do the trick, just need to add some colour to the test tube things.

Thanks for the help :)


02 February 2007, 11:33 AM
This may be late, but...

Eliot Goldfinger's "Animal Anatomy for Artists" has 6 pages of bird bones and muscles. It has front, side and back views of a chicken, plus feather placement.

From my bookmarks...

Pictures of various bird skeletons (at the bottom):

Slater Museum wing collection:

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