Not birds. Aviary wings do not share the same 5 digit limb structure.
The homology of the digits in the bird wing is actually a matter of debate. Phylogenetic evidence conclusively shows that the digits of the bird wing are the thumb, the ‘‘index’’ ﬁnger and the middle ﬁnger. The embryological origin of these ﬁngers, however, is identical to that of those ﬁngers that usually form the ‘‘index’’, middle and ‘‘ring’’ ﬁnger. There are several hypotheses about which digits were reduced and eventually lost in theropods.
Birds and theropod dinosaurs both have three digits, but these digits differ between each other (dinosaurs have digits one, two and three; birds have digits from the second, third and fourth positions). An intermediate theropod fossil, Limusaurus, has a mix of the different digits and bones in the wrist, suggesting that the evolution of digits in birds may have resulted from a ‘shift in digit identity characterised early stages of theropod evolution.’ Granted, the ‘wings’ of birds and bats are regarded as being examples of ‘discrete homology’ (but are also analogous, as with petrosaur wings).
I’d also like to point out that every comment I get like this is always related to bat wings rather than birds wings (on a dragon for example), where homology of the digits is clearly evident. That’s the annoying part. Also, I don’t mean to nitpick, but I think the term you’re looking for is ‘avian wings,’ not ‘aviary wings’ (which is an enclosure for keeping birds).
Also, a cheeky reference worth reading (not tooooo out of date): Wagner, GP 2005, ‘The Developmental Evolution of Avian Digit Homology: An Update’, Theory in Biosciences, vol. 124, pp. 165-183.
Hello everyone! I’d just like to say that one of my followers got in contact with the publisher of the magazine that was selling my artwork on T-Shirts without my permission (and at Comic Con). Sadly, Microsoft Outlook didn’t send my email but I am now in contact with the publisher and we are personally discussing and resolving the issue.
In a surprise twist of events, the modified artwork was actually done by a ‘professional graphic artist’ (who I will not name for security reasons) who was commissioned specifically by the magazine (they had no knowledge that the artwork was actually stolen from me). They have contacted the artist (and I will later today) and I will be getting compensated! The publisher fully respects the rights to artist’s work deeply upset about the scenario and has apologised. Turns out we were both ‘ripped off’ in the end.
I’d like to thank everyone for their support during this short time, and for giving me valuable advice. I am really glad that I didn’t have to take legal action so quickly in (although I was skeptical that the publisher would get in contact with me). I am glad that people shared the situation to not only help provide help (as this scenario was definitely one of the worst I’ve faced and I wasn’t sure how to go about it) but to make others aware that this stuff does happen. However, the publisher has received a lot of unnecessary hate mail and threats from this, which was NOT my intention and has placed a negative view and a lot of pressure on not only the magazine but for me as well. I do appreciate everyone who got in contact, but also remember to try and be respectful about it! I have since removed my original Tumblr and Facebook posts to try and minimise any more negative mail/comments to the publisher and the magazine itself.
Again, we are currently resolving matters and it looks like today will be a much better day after all. If I don’t fall asleep throughout the day after staying up until 3:30 am last night dealing with this issue, I may get some more art done! Thanks once again!
snugglesharks said: Sorry for sending you so many messages but I just forwarded my conversation with the guy from Girls & Corpses to your gmail. He seems genuinely sorry and has taken the shirt down and offered you compensation. Best of luck dealing with this!
Thank you so much for this! I did contact them via Facebook and attempted to send an email via their website, but I checked and for some reason it didn’t go through with Microsoft Outlook. I was going to re-send it through Gmail and it seems you have beaten me to it!
I am really glad that you got in contact and I am happily announcing that I’ve taken matters from here and the issue is being resolved! Thanks for being so helpful, I really do appreciate it as I wasn’t sure if any of my messages were going to be replied too or just how serious this scenario was going to get.
lazy-queer said: Hey I sent you a message about a week ago about a piece of your art being used on a shirt that was being sold at comic con. did you receive that message?
Oh shit are you for real??? I didn’t receive it, which art piece was it? ):