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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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:iconzeldaloverartman:
zeldaloverartman Featured By Owner 2 days ago  New member Hobbyist Artist
Stunning work u r great
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:iconsyncallio:
SynCallio Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I just want to tell you that this is stunning, and you did a fantastic job.
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:iconabrielm:
AbrielM Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
THISSSS ISSSS MYYYY DRRREEAAAMMM!!!!
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:iconsunnybrook1:
Sunnybrook1 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Cool, go for it, chase your dreams! :shakefist:
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:iconabrielm:
AbrielM Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It will take forever... I'll do it!!
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:iconterminacosplay:
TerminaCosplay Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
These are just amazing!  I'll be using your tutorial to make some wings for a Harpy Lady cosplay this spring/summer ^_^  I hope mine turn out as good as yours!
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:iconwolfpine7:
WolfPine7 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015
I've looked at a lot of wing designs, and this is by far one of my favorites :D
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:iconchasmyn:
chasmyn Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015
Holy moly, these are amazing!
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:iconhejdrun:
Hejdrun Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
realy cool wings
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:icontrue-soldier:
true-soldier Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, very cool~
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:icontzalekpulse:
TzalekPulse Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous!
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:iconlyssavirus:
Lyssavirus Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015
ayyy yo Spokanefive
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:iconsunnybrook1:
Sunnybrook1 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:highfive:
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:iconfrancescanekoryu:
FrancescaNekoryu Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow wonderful :). Now I'd like to  create a similar one :)
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:iconlady-lumiya:
Lady-Lumiya Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Hobbyist
god damn that is beyond amazing!
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:icontoddntheshiningsword:
ToddNTheShiningSword Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:damphyr:COOL WING! 8-) :floating:
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:iconlicanohatsune:
licanohatsune Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015  New member
wow, amazing
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:iconqeenke:
qeenke Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015  New member
Cooooool
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:iconxaran-alamas:
Xaran-Alamas Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, that's fantastic!
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:iconblackraven73:
BlackRaven73 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Damn those are amazing! Holy... wow. I'm totally flashed by how amazing they are.
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Sunnybrook1 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
If you think these are cool, check out what others have made like these :D :pointr: RWT Results Gallery

Pidgeot Gijinka by Prosandconscosplay   Honchkrow Cosplay 1/5 by piplup8910   The Voice Card by Tears-of-Scarlet  
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:iconblackraven73:
BlackRaven73 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Woah! I can't wait to get started on them. 
Thank you for sharing these wonderful pictures. 
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:iconpiupiu-littlebird:
PiuPiu-Littlebird Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Very nicely done :nod:
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:iconarachnoid:
Arachnoid Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This... is.. GLORIOUS
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:iconmidnights-sky:
Midnights-Sky Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG THATS AMAZIN
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:iconbatponyforever24:
BatPonyForever24 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice! Hw long did these take to make?
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:iconsunnybrook1:
Sunnybrook1 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
On & off a few months to a year, prolly a solid week if I worked on them non-stop.
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:iconbatponyforever24:
BatPonyForever24 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
They're really cool!
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:iconsketcherjak:
sketcherjak Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015
What a cool costume idea!
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:iconbeckacannoteven:
Beckacannoteven Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THAT IS AWESOME
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:iconsunnybrook1:
Sunnybrook1 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks, glad you like~  :)
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:iconbeckacannoteven:
Beckacannoteven Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D
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:iconatnalai:
Atnalai Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is cool!
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:iconrainbowzanunicorns:
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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:iconrainbowzanunicorns:
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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:iconrainbowzanunicorns:
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
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
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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Sunnybrook1 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Well these have already been regifted, and I'm not open for commissions yet so no, sorry. ^^; I'll announce when I do though, stay tuned~
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TheSilversouled-wolf Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ive been wanting to make a raven halloween costume (of a phionix! im such a bird nerd xD) and i found this tutorial to build the wings. it seems pretty conpricated and im not sure if ill have time and money to make all of this. >.<
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Sunnybrook1 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You and me both Silver :faint: been feeling short on BOTH those things lately... well, if you DO decide to try it let me know, I'd love to see! :)
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PieDye Featured By Owner Edited Sep 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I saw this a couple months back before i had a deviant art. I was looking for moving wing tutorials for my humming bird costume I'm going to make for Halloween. These are so beautiful and look so natural with the fold and then fully extended. Now that i have an account I thought id say thanks for the awesome tutorials and I'll definitely post a picture of my wings if i make them. Awesome work!
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:iconsunnybrook1:
Sunnybrook1 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks a bunch, can't wait to see what they look like! :la:
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:iconptpenguino:
PTPenguino Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014   General Artist
MY GOODNESS - these are really beautiful.
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:iconpentharis:
pentharis Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014
I now really want to make these. I have no reason to and I have nothing to do with them but by /golly/ I want them.
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Sunnybrook1 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hehe, I know the feeling - find a reason, I say! :shakefist: Whether it's for Halloween, helping your local animal shelter raise money by attracting attention in an animal costume, or for an arts class, you'll find something I'm sure~ :D
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