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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:

Don't forget to let me know if you post pictures or videos of your wings, I LOVE seeing and sharing what others come up with!



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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:iconakuba-link:
Akuba-Link Featured By Owner 2 hours ago
C'est magnifique, j'aimerai avoir ton talent !
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:icontdud3:
TDuD3 Featured By Owner 20 hours ago
omg that is so awesome!
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:iconrosethorn-mage:
Rosethorn-Mage Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student General Artist
That is FANTASTIC! You are absolutely amazing to think that up!
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:iconstitchpunk89:
Stitchpunk89 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh My God!!! That's Amazing!!!
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:iconaerodil:
Aerodil Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
This is super cool! I really like this a lot. Nice job, it turned out well :3
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:iconcavyherd:
cavyherd Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015
Jeez! Stunning job! I contemplated something similar, but never had the juice to get it done. Go, you!!!

Another thing I'll never have the juice to do: I'd be really tempted to marry your design with something like this: www.ted.com/talks/a_robot_that…
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:iconsunnybrook1:
Sunnybrook1 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
That was a great video, thanks for linking it to me! :la: Birds in flight was a big inspiration to me, so this is wonderful to see~

It also shows why my wing design is visual only, they're WAY too heavy to work. ^^; Not to mention the human's wearing them being less than light & aerodynamic too.

The technical challenges would be large, new methods & materials would be needed (or a new environment - lower gravity perhaps?) but I agree that working arm-wings would be quite a wonder to experience~ :floating:
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:iconearthyrainbowkitty:
EarthyRainbowkitty Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I WANT ONE SO BAD!!!
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:icononi102:
oni102 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Faving it because this is just awesome, and ill never know if i need wings later
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:iconlargandriel:
Largandriel Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Absolutely AMAZING!!
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:iconcrazyredhead333:
crazyredhead333 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2015
IM JUST IMAGINING BITCH SLAPPING SOMEONE WITH THESE OMFG
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:iconsunnybrook1:
Sunnybrook1 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I tried my best to be careful while wearing them, but it was certainly a possibility. :O_o: Didn't get anyone too badly though...
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:iconlichofnightmares:
LichofNightmares Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015  Hobbyist
now the cow really can go over the moon XD
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:icondeltaturtle:
Deltaturtle Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2015   General Artist
wow, really cool!
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:iconabetwabe:
Abetwabe Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2015  Professional General Artist
Girl you know that's super awesome.
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:iconravenrulez0123:
RavenRulez0123 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
HOW THE FOOP YOU MAKE THAT!?!?!?I I WANT IT!!!!!
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:iconsunnybrook1:
Sunnybrook1 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Tutorial links are in the description, have fun! :thumbsup:
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:iconzoro4me3:
zoro4me3 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes!! Those are exactly how I want to do my wings when cosplaying as Monet from One Piece!! Thank you so much!! I'll def credit you when I post pictures!! :heart: :glomp:
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:iconsunnybrook1:
Sunnybrook1 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Great, glad to hear! :D
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:iconoligator13:
Oligator13 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2015  New Deviant
Woow! That's cool! You have nice face :)
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:iconanigami:
AniGami Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Damn this is sick
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:iconnina22450:
nina22450 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2015
Wow, Well done! :happybounce: ;) (Wink) 
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:iconsapphiregothiclolita:
SapphireGothicLolita Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love da wings! 
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:icono0leanna0o:
o0Leanna0o Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015  Student General Artist
This is awesome! Well done! :D
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:iconwait0wat:
Wait0wat Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015
The only downside is that they are not well used for flying. But, none-the-less, this is a remarkable build.
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:iconsunnybrook1:
Sunnybrook1 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yeah, would be cool if someone could figure out a way to make wing-like arm attachments that allowed flight, though the actual societal ramifications of such a thing would probably be unpleasant. :eh: - dxd  Eh, one can dream~ :)
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:iconlightconcorde:
LightConcorde Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This looks great. :)
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:iconnils-iver:
Nils-Iver Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
:clap: Well done. 
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:iconindustrialpastel:
Industrialpastel Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2015  Student General Artist
Brilliant design. 
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:icondraconaa:
Draconaa Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ooooo Just found this *favourites immediately*
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:iconredskinskeleton:
redskinskeleton Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
icarus
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:iconpanicattheanime:
PanicAtTheAnime Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
those. are. AMAZING! they even fold up nicely and everything. these are the best wings i've seen
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:iconcommissarzer0:
CommissarZER0 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
This is awesome. Looks really good, natural. Keep it up.
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:iconcassiustain:
CassiusTain Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing work ^^
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:icontharbevikings:
TharBeVikings Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
Woooooow! This looks like an impressive amount of testing, trial and error, and a ton of talent! Bravoooooo!
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:iconsunnybrook1:
Sunnybrook1 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks~ :thanks:
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:iconchivalryss:
chivalryss Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I think your wings are awesome, well done.
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:iconcrysenley:
Crysenley Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so cool, I love it! It makes me wanna be a bird of some sort or an angel for Halloween! :la:
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:iconcatherine33:
Catherine33 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
OMG! Very good job! *w*
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:iconmcclae:
McClae Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2015
Very, very cool!
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:iconreelsteal:
Reelsteal Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So awesome I want to make it for my Angel cosplay of my oc! This is tight!
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:iconsunnybrook1:
Sunnybrook1 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Well, post pictures if you do, I'd love to see! :D
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:iconreelsteal:
Reelsteal Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad I found your tutorial it looks awesome
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DageKleinertz Featured By Owner May 29, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Very good, this is the reason why i love this site! creactive people making creative things
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:iconbrandyberd46:
Brandyberd46 Featured By Owner May 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
this is amazing!!!!!!!!!! :la:
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:iconquerulousartisan:
querulousArtisan Featured By Owner May 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my gosh, thank you so, so, so very much for this tutorial.  This helped so much when it came to figuring out how I was doing my arakkoa wings.  I'm working on those right now, and I should have some progress photos in my scraps.

I am planning on modifying it a little, part to add a strap to the first wing so I can open and close them without having to hold onto them.  Another part is figuring out if I want the pivot point at my elbow (Effectively shortening the wing, is less accurate, but easier to control) or at the wrist like you have with these.

Either way, thank you so much!
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:iconsunnybrook1:
Sunnybrook1 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You're welcome, can't wait to see more of what you've come up with! :la:
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:iconquerulousartisan:
querulousArtisan Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!  I am currently waiting on supplies for them (and looking for a spot to get them spray painted the right colors, since I can't do that at the place I live at).  I'm hoping to have them done in the next couple of weeks or so!

I did end up opting to keep the pivot point at the wrist, simply because it looked a lot more accurate.
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Dethspider Featured By Owner May 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
wow!
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Piratezombi3 Featured By Owner May 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This........ this is awesome.
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