Some results of the above tutorial - SQUEE! Bask in their greatness!
I am sort of a jack-of-all-trades when it comes to art - have a little bit of everything - but my favorite so far has been my costuming and wing-making so you'll see most of that highlighted here. |
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Progress pics/wing reblogs
ME: Was there any part of the tutorial you had trouble following? Did you “wing it” for any part? Or otherwise do your own thing to make it work?raafling: I found it easy to follow and pretty much followed the steps as you showed them. I only put secondary feathers on the inside because of time/weight constraints. I think I’ll add single-layer secondaries on the outside. I’m planning to make coverts, but I’m not sure how yet. I’m probably going to do something a little more simple than what you’ve shown in your tutorial, and I’m planning to go through the pictures of costume wings you’ve reblogged for inspiration. The crocodile clips that connect the wings to my back have come loose from the ribbon a few times, so I’m still looking for an alternative for that.ME: How heavy did the wings turn out to be? Where they difficult or tiring to wear?raafling: The wings are fairly heavy (I don’t have scales or anything) but definitely wearable for an entire day. I tire easily if I spread them, but when keeping them low a lot of the weight is on the elastic, so it’s pretty comfortable mostly. They are really sturdy: I’ve worn them to a LARP camp, and even though I did not do any fighting, I still wore them two full days while doing normal things. I get a bit tender (not quite a bruise) where the buckles from the harness weight on my shoulders, but that was after two full days of wearing the wings.ME: How was the reception? Did people like them?raafling: People really like them! I keep showing them off, and people react really well. One of my friends is also looking to make them, so I pointed them to your tutorial. ^^ME: What is your favorite part of making/wearing them? ALSO think you’ll ever add coverts?raafling: I really liked the stringing, even though it was a quite a finicky task. The harness was a lot easier to make than I thought (I bought most of the supplies on a sail-making website) and I quite enjoyed bending the frame for the screw and bolt, even though I ended up with blisters. I’m going to paint my wings some more, and am thinking of adding metallic bronze highlights, so I’ll see how that turns out as well.With wearing, I love spreading them fully or using them to point at things.