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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:

Followed the tutorial? Fill out this survey to tell me how it went, I LOVE seeing and sharing what others come up with!


Livejournal post :pointr: community.livejournal.com/furs…
youtube Icon See them in motion! :pointr: youtu.be/jel7W19CxdI
youtube Icon See TWO of them in motion! :floating: :pointr: youtu.be/nE5hPNaau5Q
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youtube Icon  Disney animator describes the Mechanics of Bird Flight - watch for the useful description of how wings are built from 8:40 - 11:31.
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:iconfudgejumbles:
Fudgejumbles Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
WHOA!
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:iconnightalready:
Nightalready Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2017  New Deviant
10/10
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:iconkcinkc51:
KCinKC51 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2017
Good job. You rock!
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:iconishi-kupa:
Ishi-Kupa Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2017  Professional General Artist
:o
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:iconeien-no-musouka:
eien-no-musouka Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2017
Awesome!!
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:iconsaszetka:
Saszetka Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2017
Love it!
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:icondawnofthehawk:
DawnOfTheHawk Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2017
nice! I like!
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:iconcristianl18:
CristianL18 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2017
We will soon lear to fly 😀😀 human evolution.
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:iconsnoopy135205:
Snoopy135205 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
lol we won't :P
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:iconnoerumultiweaboo360:
NoeruMultiWeaboo360 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2017  Professional General Artist
Or subliminals on YouTube.
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:iconchivalryss:
chivalryss Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
that is ssoo awesome, keep soaring sweetie.
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:iconericvonschweetz:
EricVonSchweetz Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Great
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:iconthekidwithaknife:
THEKIDWITHAKNIFE Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2017  Student General Artist
2nd picture down the wings actually start to glow, kind of awesome. 
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:iconsunnybrook1:
Sunnybrook1 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Separate feathers means that light can pass through it, which can create some awesome photo opportunities with finished wings~ :la:

Wasn't think about that when these photos were taken, though.
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:iconthekidwithaknife:
THEKIDWITHAKNIFE Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2017  Student General Artist
That's awesome. maybe some reflective experimentation with tin foil or something could be interesting. 
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:iconsunnybrook1:
Sunnybrook1 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Maybe, though with all the friction between the feathers I'm not sure how well or long normal tin-foil would hold up. :confused: If you try using it, post the results, I'd be interested to see them~
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:iconfantasyart99:
FantasyArt99 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2017
That's so amazing and creative.
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:iconblue-jedi:
Blue-Jedi Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2017
Those are kind of cool.  I normally don't like cosplay stuff, but has some thought put into it.
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:iconsunnybrook1:
Sunnybrook1 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yep, they've made me look into characters I'd never seen before just for the excuse to cosplay with wings~ ^^;
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:iconblue-jedi:
Blue-Jedi Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2017
Well, it's a fine piece of costume engineering.
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:icondreamsofsilverstar:
Dreamsofsilverstar Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
majestic as fuck I want a pair!!
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:iconzahoriglez:
zahoriglez Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2017
amazing
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:iconspotted-falcon:
Spotted-Falcon Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2017  Hobbyist
That's awesome! :o
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:iconslushieshellz:
SlushieShellz Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is something I dream of, very nice! ❤
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:iconstupidcupidmusic:
StupidCupidMusic Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2017  Hobbyist
oh my god! this is just stunning! <3
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:iconheartshackles:
Heartshackles Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my goodness that is awesome. Will store this tutorial for later, potentially have a winged cosplay coming up. :)
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:iconsunnybrook1:
Sunnybrook1 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
If you end up making them, I'd love to see what you come up with~ :D
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:iconheartshackles:
Heartshackles Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
It will take me a long time with that project... unfortunately. I'm super bad at sewing actually, or rather, lazy... would be more accurate. And the wings would be for an Overlord character called Albedo, and her dress is scaring me. >__< So I'll be starting that project next year. But regardless, I won't forget to let you know! :)
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Sunnybrook1 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ah, Albedo, I am familiar with her character, hope you do her wings better than they are drawn in the manga/anime, it always bothered me how inaccurate they were (despite being a fictional creature in a magical land, etc). :thumbsup: 

And yeah, her dress is very scary! Take your time & do your best~
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Shodanicron Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
So cool! 
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:iconplatanerx:
platanerx Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
badass
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:iconlovely-bacar:
Lovely-Bacar Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow awesome! very impressive 
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:iconterrariaeagle177:
TerrariaEagle177 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2017
Wow! I am SUPER impressed! Might use them for a cosplay...*winkwink*
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:iconsunnybrook1:
Sunnybrook1 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Keep me posted! :la:
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:iconterrariaeagle177:
TerrariaEagle177 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2017
dont worry! i will!
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:iconwoldoflegendewt:
WoldOfLegendeWT Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2017
GG
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:iconbrandolablue:
BrandolaBlue Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Damn. That's really well done! You should sell these!
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:iconsunnybrook1:
Sunnybrook1 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks! Not sure that I want to though, they take so much time to make, I think I'd rather teach others to make them. But I'm staying open to it, who knows what the future will bring. :shrug:
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:icongameking144:
GameKING144 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Absolutely amazing
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:iconxartisonx:
xArtIsonx Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2017  Student General Artist
Those wings are NICE! I might just check the tutorial later on- it seems interesting and fun!
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:iconaskrowanclaw:
AskRowanclaw Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I imagine you just take fan blades and glue them together XD
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:iconsunnybrook1:
Sunnybrook1 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Sounds like that might work, though you'd need to find some thin/wide ones, and a safe way to cut & sand them, and they may be heavier or louder than a pair made of fabric, if my posterboard pair is any indication (clacked like no tomorrow). :confused:
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:iconaskrowanclaw:
AskRowanclaw Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I understand it would be more complex
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:iconalexandrasairbrush:
AlexandrasAirbrush Featured By Owner May 19, 2017  Professional Artist

Excellent job engineering these! Clever to have them fold away like that. WOW!

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:icongaiakino:
Gaiakino Featured By Owner May 18, 2017
Kinda want to cosplay a harpy now
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:iconpoperler1492:
poperler1492 Featured By Owner May 17, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
Need these for my wolf cosplay!!!!!
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:iconbludragon123:
Bludragon123 Featured By Owner May 17, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow this is so cool
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:iconholacoteba:
holacoteba Featured By Owner May 17, 2017
I need it
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