ok but consider this: nonbinary superheroes
"are you a man or a woman?"
"I’m a hero"
"What gender are you"
I just realized that “mini” is short for “minimal” and I feel like my whole life has been turned upside down
Wait that’s not even true it’s short for “miniature” FUCK MY LIFE
minimal golf. not too much golf. just enough golf so it wont piss you off.
minimum, I’d say at least to the bottom end of the hip, to secure and hold the whole torso. but even then, that minimum can vary w/ body structures, and how large the wing itself is. if the body is more short/stout, then the torso might not be long enough to provide enough surface area for the wings, so u’d have to extend the membrane down the tail. on the other hand, if the wing itself is short, then u’d, again, have to compensate by making the membrane extend farther down
maximum… there isn’t rly a maximum, I think. u can extend the membrane all the way down to the tip of the tail, if u want (maybe the air helps it flair out into a sorta “tail paddle” in the air, to help w/ maneuvering), or maybe there are frills coming off the tail to extend it even farther. honestly, the only “maximum” restriction comes from how long ur dragon’s tail (and extended frills) is
So I was going back and reblogging all my night fury stuff so I could fin it again and anon let me share some wing knowledge here
A way to make wings unique shouldn’t be just changing the length of the wings or something; there aren’t many webbed-winged creatures we can draw from, but we can always take hints from birds. Look at these wing shapes, all capable of flight;
Each shape changes the flying style, of course, so unless your characters are all of an exact species they would probably have different flying styles. A dragon with long, narrow wings like the gull would be good at different things than the stork-type wings. And you can have even more small variations in one type;
All in all wing shapes can be surprisingly diverse, and there are many different shapes of membrane that don’t have to tread the borderline of how much a dragon needs to fly. (And remember you can also fudge that line for artistic reasons, like most media does with their dragons nowadays)
great input, friend! and here, anon, is a link to an ask iceofwaterflock sent in a while back that goes into the mechanics of wing shape as well~