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Melissa L Withington Whitford

"Winged person" by Melissa L Withington Whitford

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I drew this on the opposite side of the paper that I drew the bald winged person on. I wanted to see what he would look like with hair. He came out looking more stylistic, probably because I drew him faster and didn't fuss as much with him. I like how he came out too. He looks like a completely different person (probably due to my lack of precision in tracing his face). I also didn't bother changing his feet into hands because I wasn't as serious about getting this drawing right. I'm curious, which one do you like better?

30 Nov 2002:-) Taz Magpye
This is wonderful and much the way I always imagined myself when I dreamed of flying... Me but with wings for arms... Really beautiful. You must colour it

:-) Melissa L Withington Whitford replies: "Thank you! I'll think about coloring it, maybe over Christmas break. In fact I'm starting to recognize how much color and context add to a picture. I love your work - you have quite an eye for color."
8 Apr 2003:-) Vicki "Kiddalee" Nemeth
Well, it's hard to say which one I like better; the 2 pictures are both beautiful in different ways. I like the youthful crispness of this picture, though the chest is too defined and the foot could be a little more cleaned up. The other one is beautiful in that it looks more like a natural creature. The expression is also more genuine. The different elements of the other picture seem to fit together better, though I find the darker line art in this one refreshing....The funny thing is, though, that I like the bald guy because he's facing the left. Does that seem wierd to you? I guess it has something to do with how all the different parts of the picture fit together. 1

:-) Melissa L Withington Whitford replies: "I don't think it's strange that you should think that the elements of the bald guy fit together better, because he is, after all, the first one I drew. I drew this guy on the flip side of the paper to see what he would look like with hair, and it turned out to look like a different person completely."
21 Oct 2007:-) Hedvig Schmocker
Mm, very nice. The pose feels very right for a birdlike creature, like he made a sudden stop and needs to flap around a bit before turning (some big birds can't just stop and turn in a snap if they have enough momentum, and a winged person ought to be quite similar). It makes him feel very, alive, like a moving picture. Good job!

:-) Melissa L Withington Whitford replies: "Thanks! Cool observation about big birds. I wasn't really thinking about it at the time, but I was using a swan as a reference."
22 Feb 2008:-) Megan G. Firestone
I like them!
You draw wings so well!

:-) Melissa L Withington Whitford replies: "Thanks! Sorry for taking so long to reply to your comments - I haven’t been on here in a while. 14 I’ve got to get drawing again!!!"
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'Winged person':
 • Created by: :-) Melissa L Withington Whitford
 • Copyright: ©Melissa L Withington Whitford. All rights reserved!

 • Keywords: Angel, Flight, Flying, Lycanthrope, Man, Winged, Wings
 • Categories: Angels, Religious, Spiritual, Holy, Lycanthrope, Were-folk, etc, Man, Men
 • Techniques: Pencil/Graphite Pen
 • Views: 2004
 • Resolution: 615x496

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