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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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:iconannamudge:
AnnaMudge Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Wow, now that's what I call dedication!  I think I would've given up after a while.  Amazing, good work for sticking with it!
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BambiCornelius Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2017  New Deviant
That's awesome!
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:icondocterzero:
docterzero Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Perfect for a Harpy cosplay.
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:iconsunnybrook1:
Sunnybrook1 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Indeed, I've seen a few harpies come from this, would love to see more~
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:iconvolkadin:
Volkadin Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice! 
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:iconzebrisim14:
zebrisim14 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2017
That's so cool
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:iconfuzzonix-x7:
Fuzzonix-x7 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2017  Student General Artist
awesome craftsman ship :thumbsup: :D :thumbsup:
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:iconioialoha:
Ioialoha Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2017
THAT IS SO CLEVER! Love it
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:iconpacman1709:
pacman1709 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2017
THATS SO GR8 :0 omg 
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:iconchii-ken:
Chii-ken Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2017  New Deviant
these look great! 
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:iconscotchiesan:
ScotchieSan Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my goodness, this looks like the most complicated thing ever but I MUST try it! TYSM for the tutorial!!!
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:iconsunnybrook1:
Sunnybrook1 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You're most welcome! If you do try it, post the results, I'd love to see them~ :la:
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:icondragonhunter49:
dragonhunter49 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2017
Icarus~?
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:iconthaisomelo:
thaisOmelo Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW SUPER NICE
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:iconpooleac:
pooleac Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really cool!
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:iconforgottenlegend:
forgottenlegend Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
These look gorgeous. I can only image they look even better with feathering or painting. <3 I love birds so maybe one day when I have the time and patience, I'll try my hand at making some wings. XD
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:iconsunnybrook1:
Sunnybrook1 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
They really do, you know that if something looks good even at this planning/demo stage, it'll gonna be GREAT when it's finally finished~
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Diylion Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
You could totally sell those to Victoria's Secret
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:iconsunnybrook1:
Sunnybrook1 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I've heard that a lot, though I've only seen one set of VS wings styled like these ones, they were still cool~ :la: 
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moonlily7 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2017
love, I just have to say that you have done a simply spectacular job that exceeds expectations of the highest caliber. Keep doing what you're doing and let no one tell you otherwise. 
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:iconvverewolf:
VVerewolf Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really kickass! 
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:icontakeyuko:
takeyuko Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice(^-^)
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:iconcrossthisandfail:
CrossThisandFail Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Are you Marvel's Falcon's daughter per chance?
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:icondrawschina:
DrawsChina Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Very very Cool!:happybounce: Clap 
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:iconmirgs:
Mirgs Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2017
Wow! Cool 👍
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:iconulupopoart:
UluPoPoArt Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2017  Professional
Very cool
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:icongrahamhorridge68:
Grahamhorridge68 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2017
Cool 
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:iconsaraggman777:
saraggman777 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
Holy shit-
*looks back to no one*
HEY REN, CAN I HAVE EM?






WHAT DO YOU MEAN NO???
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:iconborisstephens:
borisstephens Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2017
Wow, that's incredible!
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:icontristian666:
Tristian666 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's so cool
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:iconvixxiepie:
VixxiePie Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2017  New Deviant
I want 38 plz
This is just AAAAAAHHHH OMG
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:iconcasemayday:
CaseMayday Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
W~O~W!!!!!
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:iconsherlock59:
Sherlock59 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Woaw this is very cool!
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:iconpatrickgavin:
PatrickGavin Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2017
This is incredible, really cool job!
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:iconkuglarz:
kuglarz Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2017
SO COOL *_*
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:iconniaoswan:
niaoswan Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Eeeeeyyy! We're both from the same area! (Washington state.)
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:iconsunnybrook1:
Sunnybrook1 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Eeeeeyyy, WA represent~ Bro Fist 
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:iconniaoswan:
niaoswan Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Big Fool Emoji-28 (High Five YES) [V4] 
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:iconthe1toastgod:
the1toastgod Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Next step is making them work not just for cosplay haha
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:iconsunnybrook1:
Sunnybrook1 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Whenever I consider that, I think of this comic and want to try it -> xkcd.com/620/
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:iconultracosplay:
UltraCosplay Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
looks really good!!!!
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:icon123er33:
123er33 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2017
Perfect!
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:iconsidmaster:
SidMaster Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that's pretty awesome
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:iconnaruto392:
naruto392 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2017
Well that's pretty cool
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:iconportentosaman:
PortentosaMan Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2017  Student General Artist
Interesting idea!
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:icondeaddancers:
DeadDancers Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dayum, show the world how it's DONE! Nice one. ^_^
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:iconvictoria-star:
Victoria-Star Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing job !!! So beautiful Hope you can finish the process
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:iconfocads:
Focads Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Woah, great job!
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:iconoojjboo:
OoJJBoO Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2017  Student General Artist
That is cool! Great job!
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