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This is a general picture on what dinosaur wings look like in feathered/winged dinosaurs.

This is not a matter of opinion, this is just how it actually is, using the great many specimens of feathered dinosaurs we have.

The arm is actually a (non-jp) velociraptor's arm(second set of arms)

- Rows as a whole-

Row 1.
The big thing with this entire row is that they have pronated hands.
Theropods could NOT move their hands down like that, they don't have thewristbones for twisting and turning and manipulation like we humans do.

Many artists reference off each other. Larger artists that use pronated/bunny hands don't know how to make it look like a wing ... because wings don't work like that, at all.

Pronation in hands to this extent, seems to be an artifact left over from when people still thought dinosaurs ran around like freaky lizard-kangaroos. Basically from very very early 90s and further back in time. It doesn't help that some franchises(like Jurassic Park) still do it with their dinosaurs.

Row 2.
The hands are facing the right way and are supinated! Great!.. but they share the same fate as the entirety of the first row as well

Rows 1 & 2-

Both rows share a poor attempt at trying to keep the dinosaur as a 'half lizard' monstrosity by keeping the hand unfeathered.

Row 3.

While this was made faster than the others and looks sloppier(I'll redo this one)
This one is what feathered dinosaur wings look like.
The primaries (the cool pointy feathers) attatch to the second finger, the rest are on the arm.


Column 1. This kind of feathering mostly cropped up after JP3's release. This is the worst kind of feathering for feathered theropods. It's literally just slapping a few feathers onto

Column 2
More feathers this time! It looks like the entire body may be feathered, which is great! Unfortunately, the dinosaur lacks primaries and feathered hands ,however.

For the second row,however,that arm is how Ornithomimosaurs had their wings,although they lacked primaries.

Column 3.
Getting closer to trying to have a real wing now.
This has cropped up much more with those in row 1, because the artists don't know how it's supposed to have a wing there if the palm's facing downward.. well the palm isn't supposed to be down, for one.

They don't know that primaries exist.

Column 4.
Known as 'Wrist-wings'
Oddly enough, this is usually how dinosaurs like Archeopteryx are shown, despite the earliest known sketches on the early papers of the animal having proper wings.

Wrist Wings occur when someone doesn't know that the primaries attach to the second finger in the animal, but they know they at least exist, but can't find the mechanism for how to make the wing look right. So they make their own! Here, the primaries attach to the wrist and can somehow swing forward and backward to fold up like a normal bird's wing would, I guess using some form of black magic.

dinosaur 6,890, raptor 3,145, dino 1,142, velociraptor 811, theropod 394, tutorial 388, utahraptor 282, deinonychus 113, deinonychosaur 13, wing tutorial 1
Type: Sketch
Published: 5 years, 5 months ago
Rating: General

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5 years, 5 months ago
If people still draw dinosaurs with pronated hands, they seriously need to be disowned by the rest of humanity.
5 years, 5 months ago
They do it all the time, it's terrible and shows the artist does not care whatsoever about dinosaurs, and have done zero research outside of google images. Or just worship a 20 year old and dying franchise.
5 years, 5 months ago
Most often the latter.
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