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WIP - Realistic Wings by Sunnybrook1 WIP - Realistic Wings by Sunnybrook1

Well, this has sort of become the splash page for the rest of my tutorial, links are below! :D


Each feather is made out of straightened hanger-wire with two pieces of fabric painted back-to-back over it (think fabric sandwich, with the wire on the inside).

I've added more secondary cover-feathers since these shots, I've replaced the circulation-cutting arm brace with a glove, and I still have to add the arm-hiding fabric/feather combo, but I'm really excited about how these look~

Want to make your own? Check out my budding tutorial!
Part 0 - MATERIALS
Part 0.5 - TOOLS
Part 1 - CONCEPT
Part 2 - FEATHERS
Part 3 - HARNESS
Part 4 - ASSEMBLY
Part 5 - COVERTS
Part 6 - ARM-COVER WIP
EXTRA -  RESULTS: See what OTHER people have made following this tutorial~ :la:

Livejournal post :pointr: community.livejournal.com/furs…
See them in motion! :pointr: youtu.be/jel7W19CxdI
EDIT: See TWO of them in motion! :floating: :pointr: youtu.be/nE5hPNaau5Q
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Atnalai Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is cool!
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RainbowzanUnicorns Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  Student General Artist
Hey! I was looking at your tutorial for your wings (awesome by the way) and thought how much cooler it might be if I used real feathers instead of cutting out my own. In order to do this, however, I would need to know how many feathers you personally used/made, so that I could buy the correct ammt. Thanks for your time in advance.
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Sunnybrook1 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Huh, I'm not sure I understand your query. :confused: There aren't any REAL feathers this large, which is why I made my own. Do you mean to cover the fabric feathers in real ones, like this?

Harpie Lady Cosplay by MyBloodyDeadZombie  
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RainbowzanUnicorns Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014  Student General Artist
Sort of, there are places online where I can buy some pretty large feathers, but only one feather per perchase, so I was just wondering how many actual feathers you cut out, that you used, so I could get an idea of how many feathers I would need. This would include the down feathers, secondary feathers and primary feathers. Thanks for getting back to me, I hope this clears up my question.
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Sunnybrook1 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ah, gotcha - well, for my crow's wings (which these ended up being) I used 20 large feathers per wing (13 primaries, 7 secondaries) and about 43-45 coverts - still working on the arm-cover/down feathers, but pretty much enough to cover your arm around & then 2-3 inches hanging off it.

So TOTAL for two wings would be 40 large feathers (23 primaries, 14 secondaries) and 86-90 coverts.

:) Does that answer your question?
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RainbowzanUnicorns Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Student General Artist
Yes, thank you very much, I appreciate your time, if I do end up making a pair, I'll definitely post a picture in the comments and and credit you with the design and help. :)
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Sphinxfeather Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014
These are fantastic! I understand you're not selling them at the moment, but I was using these for a conceptual design project for school that I need to budget out, and I was wondering if you had a rough estimate on what you would charge to make them? Or at least how many hours they take to make?
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Sunnybrook1 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ah, I'd charge $800-$1000 to make, which amounts to about $200 in materials (which varies) and 40-50 hours of work, also shipping. ^^; They're a labor of love, they are...
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kolumbianerin Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  New member
Hi, I would like to know if you sell these set of wings. I would be highly interested in buying these or do you know where I can buy these? 

Thanks, 

John
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kolumbianerin Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  New member
Oh no :( thank you for replying though. Please let me know if you do reconsider. By the way, how many hours do you think it would take a not so crafty person to make these?
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