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Realistic Wing - Update 03 by Sunnybrook1 Realistic Wing - Update 03 by Sunnybrook1
I've added the cover-feathers & started on designing the arm/shoulder-cover for my test wing. Still in white & paper, but once I finish ironing out my cover (plastic mesh & fabric, for my first attempt) it's all gonna be remade~ :D

Want to make your own? Check out my budding tutorial!
Part 1 - CONCEPT
Part 2 - FEATHERS
Part 3 - HARNESS
Part 4 - ASSEMBLY
Part 5 - COVERTS
Part 6 - ARM-COVER WIP

Livejournal post :pointr: [link]
EDIT: See them in motion! :pointr: [link]

Wing Style: Raven
Model: Me
Maker: Me
Photographer: ~wildmage007
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triggertracker Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How do you attach those small feathers that are under the wings? The ones with the more stand-out black numbering on them? Did I miss that explaination somewhere? 

Also check out my leather bird mask so far. It's in my scraps. If you wanna see how it looks so far. :D 
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Sunnybrook1 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Those are the posterboard patterns for the coverts (detailed in part 5) and it's the magic of STAPLES - easier with a "long arm" stapler, usually used for stapling booklets, but I used a regular one here. Made it easy to attach securely but still remove easily for readjustment. :D

Saw the mask, looking cool~
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triggertracker Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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I'm getting there! :D 
Question: What's with using paint to glue the feather sides together? Since when does paint act like glue? I'm just concerned about the strength of my feathers using this method. Can you recommend anything to coat them with afterwards to further seal them? I'm going to get paint today, and I will follow your instructions, but I might take an extra step in coating the feathers so they really last. 
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Sunnybrook1 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Well the fabric I used was thick enough to absorb enough of the paint on both sides that when it dried as one continuous layer the fabric remained attached. If you don't believe me, try making a single test feather & waiting for it to dry before painting the rest, you'll see what I mean. :D

I still have my original test feather, it worked so well & is quite sturdy, even after getting soaking wet at one point (got a bit floppy but after drying/ironing was stiff & good as new again). Sealing recommendation? Hmmm...some tarp spray that creates a water-repelling barrier is something I always wanted to try, like this stuff :pointr: gizmodo.com/neverwet-review-th…
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triggertracker Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh man. You might like to see my bird mask Im making too. I'll post a photo of that shortly too. Not painted yet, but it's formed leather. Pretty stoked. 
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triggertracker Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
"And according to the can, its "contents contain a chemical known to cause cancer and birth defects." So that's exciting." 

Hahaha. What a quote. xD 
Thanks for getting back to me. Today I went to a hardware store and got pliers, wirecutters and some matte black acrylic house paint. I hope that does the trick. I probably will do a test feather first, tonight. I have a can of some kind of spray enamel... I might research that a bit. I have no idea if it's ok on fabric. 

I've cut out all my feathers. Just got a ton of wire-bending and cutting to do now, and a bit more tedious sewing (which I'm awful at, but just go over and over and over so it's strong. Haha. I will keep you updated! I'm stoked you're stoked for me. :P
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triggertracker Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Also I don't know what plastic mesh is... so I might just mess with some sleeves or alternative for arm covering.

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ElizaWyatt Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Professional Writer
Wow. This is amazing, Rebecca! They move beautifully!
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Telelia Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I hope to make some like these if not by August than october (I'm making a phoenix costume- so lots of feathers..)
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Sunnybrook1 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ooh, Phoenix using this will be great! Post pictures please~ :la: What type of Phoenix are you doing? Any reference/example?
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Telelia Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Not really- its loosely based off of an OC I have who's colors range from incandescent greens and reds to her tail being peacock feathers with reds and purples mixed in. The colors will be the same, however I'm going for the avian look (my OC is a hybrid human-avian)

Anyways- I hope to get it done, it'll be fun!
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IlCreatoreDiSogni Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
Love your work. And I will attempt to make my wings using your techniques.
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Sunnybrook1 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yaaaay, hope they turn out the way you like, post pics when you finish? :dance:
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ShyrithWriter Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
[link] Inspired by these tutorials! Thanks so much! Such a great idea!
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Sunnybrook1 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Cool! Thanks for posting~ :la:
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Taito-nii-san Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011
Are you gonna eventually give out a pattern for these? I wanna make a mini pair and this is by far the best looking wing I have seen.
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Sunnybrook1 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Well, maybe - they're so large that even if I make a pattern you'll need to blow them up REAL big to recreate them from a file...hence part 1 of the tutorial, making your own! ^^; Glad you like~
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Taito-nii-san Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011
Yeah, thanks a lot for the help on that XD
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RockBossKiller Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Holy shit, you are a GOD.
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Sunnybrook1 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Lol, I appreciate the enthusiasm but you can do this too silly~ :D Don't let anything (be it awe or inexperience) stop you!
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RockBossKiller Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! i'd really love to try, but it seems so time-consuming. How much time have you spent so far?
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Sunnybrook1 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Aaaaaaaaaaah...*scritches head & counts fingers*..........a while. On and off since spring of last year, hard to say exactly. It IS on my list of things-to-figure-out, once I finish my demo & my first pair, I will post an updated expected-completion-time (in hours) and average materials cost (in $/American dollars) on the first part of the tutorial (and here), so no worries~
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RockBossKiller Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow. XDD You have lots of dedication!
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MissIvyGreen Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011
So. Freaking. Awesome.
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wolflover001 Featured By Owner May 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This will def be helpful in making my Roken costume!
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Sunnybrook1 Featured By Owner May 10, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Glad to hear it! Hope to see pics~
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wolflover001 Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I hope so too. Need to get the stupid wings done. Grrrr this will be helpful though.
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LaughingSquid Featured By Owner May 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
this is really beautiful. i like when people try to make things look realistic with their perfectionism. lol <3
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Tobias-lockhart Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow that's amazing, very cleaver design! :D
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MeganePunk Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011
These look beautiful. I'm planning to make a winged costume like this someday and this is really helping me visualize what needs to happen. Fantastic job.
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Sunnybrook1 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Glad to hear it~ :thanks:
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BlackDodgeDragon Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I can't wait until you finish the tutorial! I am going to make me a set for a possible cosplay. ^^ Thank you for sharing this to us all!
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Sunnybrook1 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
No prob, me neither, thanks for the comment! ^-~
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BlackDodgeDragon Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
You are quite welcome!
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In-The-Distance Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow they're looking fantastic so far! The final product will be mind-blowingly epic.
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Sunnybrook1 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks, that's the plan~ :thanks:
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renegadex5-452 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010
THAT IS SOOOOO SEXY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Sunnybrook1 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Lol, thanx! :iconsosexyplz:
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somuchluv Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Do you only have the right one started?
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Sunnybrook1 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
For my own Raven-based set yes, but I've finished the primary/secondary feathers for another, Peregrine-based set.

Promised the commissioner I'd finish theirs first~ :aww:
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Shizuku-Uzu Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010
sweeet!! :D how long do you think until its done?
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Sunnybrook1 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'm aiming to finish them by Halloween (for obvious reasons :D ) but we'll see.
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grygon Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I like your wing designs a LOT more than the avariel, and I've rec'ed them for a DD.
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Sunnybrook1 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Lol, thank you, but I'd suggest waiting a bit! These are just works in progress, and I'm SURE my finished product will look much better! ^^;

*hurries up w/moving so she can finish them & get to picture-taking* :work:
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grygon Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
then hurry it up woman!
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MsMysteriousStranger Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010
This is insanely awesome. I mean... whoa.
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Sunnybrook1 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks, glad you like it~ :D
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silencedprayer Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I am so excited to see this project finished.... Seriously. Coolest thing ever.
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Sunnybrook1 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the vote of confidence! :D

*stops surfing & gets back to work*
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swandog Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
These are absolutely amazing, and very similar to the ones I was designing, except that mine aren't extensions of the arms:

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They are more based on these:

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Do you ever make them like that?
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