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How I Draw Wings by Nixhil How I Draw Wings by Nixhil
This is for Paint Tool SAI, but it works with some other programs too I bet :)

1. Sketch out your wing. You need to have the place where it connects to the body, where it folds, and where the feathers end! Personally I draw wings where the feathers are longest at the furthest feather instead of rounded like some birds are.
2, 3 and 4. On a new layer, start outlining your wing. This is where I draw the individual feathers.
5, 6, 7, 8. I draw about three "layers" of feathers, to give the wing more lifelikeness. This is actually my favorite part, because I can see how pretty the wings look!
9. Delete your sketch layer (finish the rest of your animal/person/or close off the wing)

COLORING
10. On a layer beneath this one, start your base color.
11. Use the magic wand tool on your lineart layer and delete the excess color on your color layer.
12, 13, 14. Make details (shading, highlighting) on your wings! Make sure to delete any color between the feathers or outside the wings!

BLOOD/MUD/Other Markings
15. On a layer above your lineart, make a new layer of blood. It doesnt need to be neat, you'll delete the excess. Change the layer mode to "multiply".
16. Delete the excess color and finish up any more details! Then you're done!
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KittyFluffehKat63 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015
This is gonna be so helpful! Thank you!!
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Blooming-Fire-Flower Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Student General Artist
Thanks tons, seriously helped me doing this: www.chickensmoothie.com/Forum/…

Thank you so much! ^^
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Nixhil Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Oh wow it turned out great! I'm glad the tutorial was useful to you! :heart:
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Blooming-Fire-Flower Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Student General Artist
Thanks so much! And it was alot of help, I was panicking because I had no idea how to draw wings XD now I do ^w^
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Nixhil Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Student Digital Artist
<3
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Blooming-Fire-Flower Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Student General Artist
:D
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ClockworkangeliX Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
This thing helps me a lot, I mean it helps me more than 20x times. :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: 
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Nixhil Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Oh I'm so glad!! :'D
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ClockworkangeliX Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I'm really really thankful! :D (Big Grin) :D (Big Grin) :D (Big Grin) :D (Big Grin) :D (Big Grin) 
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Nixhil Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Student Digital Artist
<3 I'm happy to help!
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Bedhead-Studios Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omfg bless you I needed this like yesterday <3333
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Nixhil Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Student Digital Artist
:D
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kaze5115 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Student Artist
THIS MEANS THAT ALL WING HAVE BLOOOOD! :O
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Nixhil Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
GASP
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iwuvicecream Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thx help alot!!
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4rc133-574mp0r4 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
bless you, you amazing person
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Nixhil Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
;u;  danke
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wiseman1 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
I just used this tutorial... it was very useful
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FeathersOfFlame Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG, THANK YOU SO MUUUUUCH!!! THIS IS AMAZINGLY HELPFUL!!!
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Nixhil Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I'm super glad I helped!!
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FeathersOfFlame Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hah, me too... Thanks again!
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Nixhil Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome <3
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MeMyselfAndIx Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
thank you! this helped so much ^_^!
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Nixhil Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I'm glad!
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GraphicRoar Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Such a helpful tutorial for wings!
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Nixhil Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I hope so >.>;
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eeveelutions4ever Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
whoa awesome!
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Nixhil Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
<3
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eeveelutions4ever Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:3
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Crazyfox346 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
THATS HOW YOU DRAW WINGS AWESOMELY!
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Nixhil Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Yesh, now you know my secret!! haha
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Crazyfox346 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
X3
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Kiwitiger Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the tutorial! *A*

This shall be helpful for me alright.
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Nixhil Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome!!

Hope so! <3
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