because it is the bane of my existence to see artists who don’t even TRY to get bird anatomy right, when they’ll gladly put forth the effort to learn mammalian anatomy
BIRDS ARE SO EASY TO DRAW
THERE ARE NOT MANY MOVING PARTS ON THEIR FACE
NOT LIKE US SQUISHY MAMMALS
still debating if I should make my own HOW TO DRAW WINGZ ref or just link to some good ones I’ve seen, since there are a plethora of both good and god-awful tutorials out there for wings already. I’ll probs make my own because other guides neglect to mention that GASP DIFFERENT BIRDS HAVE DIFFERENT SHAPED WINGS BECAUSE THEY FLY DIFFERENTLY
THIS IS AWESOME BUT JUST ONE NOTE
Almost all birds are capable of moving their upper beak, aka prokinesis, it’s just that parrots have the most obvious degree of it. prokinesis is the movement of the beak at the point at which it is hinged to the skull of the bird.
There’s like a million different types of kinesis to do with the beak/rhamphotheca/whatever but yeah, parrots aren’t the only ones :D
I can’t find any good pictures to demonstrate but yeah, it’s present in almost all birds. Loons and ducks are good birds to look at c:
I was looking for this! I will reblog it this time so i don’t have to try and track it down again.