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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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PieDye Featured By Owner Edited 5 days ago  New member Student General 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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PTPenguino Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014   General Artist
MY GOODNESS - these are really beautiful.
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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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BlueEyes9 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Would you ever be commissioning these?
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Sunnybrook1 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'm hoping too. ^^; Currently working on getting over some self-imposed (and practical/budgeting) speedbumps, not to mention sizing these for customers I've never met. :confused: I've only made these for people I've met in real-life so far, I'm struggling with what measurements to ask for to guarantee that custom wings will actually fit! So far remade the harness design to be adjustable, but still testing how to string the wings since I want the wings to come finished w/out any real adjustment needed (for those uncomfortable w/their own skills in doing so).

Will probably be easier to first make some basic wing shapes/colors and put them up for sale for those who want to modify them, like how some costumers do with resin bases~ :plotting:
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BlueEyes9 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Awesome!
Let me know when you are open.
Resin's a bit heavy though. Not sure if it would make good wings.
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WINGCAPMAN Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wauw, this is pretty good!
I love this one, hopefully I can make my own some day, thanks for sharing! :O_o:
Keep up the good work. :clap:
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HalcyonNoctem Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Fre-kin-sweet! THIS.. this is inspiring!! 

Oh my god - OMG 

Gonna try my hand at this sometime. 
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Sunnybrook1 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Glad you like~ :D Like your batpony OC, looking fine! :thumbsup:
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