How to Draw a Wing

Artist: Dawn / August 31, 2008
How to Draw a Wing

Step 1.


Okay lest start this first step with two simple shapes. First off, look at the image above and try and think what this step reminds you of. If you answered a pair of lips you are right. In this first step you will draw two shapes that come together l   

Step 2.


Now here in this step you will already start to add in the feather shapes as seen above. The feathers are nothing more then a series of repeat "Ws" being drawn out in different directions. After you do that you will then draw a long and large slightl   

Step 3.


In this thirst step you will draw in more of those smaller feather shapes until the top of the wing looks half full of feathers. You will then draw out more longer feather shapes ontop of the longest feathers on the very bottom of the wing. Once you    

Step 4.


You will now start detailing and defining the feathers on the wing and the wing itself. First detail the feathers you already drew out in previous steps, then start sketching in smaller feathers on the top of the wing as shown to you above. After tha   

Step 5.


Once you are complete with all your steps you should end up with a wing that looks like the one above. See how easy was that? All you have to do now is color or shade it in and now you just learned how to draw a feathered wing for your angel, bird, p   

Step 6.


In this tutorial we will be doing extra steps. These extra steps will be useful techniques that you can use when coloring or editing in Photoshop. I draw and color all of my images in Photoshop CS3. I also use a Wacom Intous tablet. So if you have Ph   

Step 7.


In the first step select your eraser tool. Click the little palette at the top of the program and a box should appear. This is called the brush tab. It is where you edit the settings of your brush. In this case we will be adjusting these settings to    

Step 8.


This is the brush settings palette like the thing I talked about in the previous step. Anyways, check off the 'Scattering' setting. This will open up a new slide at the right side of the box. Now we will adjust the brush settings by changing the perc   

Step 9.


Now as you can see in this step I am brushing off all the dark spaces and turning them feathery. This is a really easy and useful technique to make spotty and fluffy looking feathers. Since I am using a tablet, coloring is way easier and the pressure   

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Artist: Dawn
Date Added: August 31, 2008
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Description: Okay people, today I am going to show you all how to draw a feathered wing in complete detail. If you work with Photoshop this will be a helpful tutorial for anyone that needs help drawing and coloring a feathered wing. A feathered wing is a very versatile object to draw because you can draw it for many different things. For instance, if you are looking to draw an angel but don’t know exactly how to draw angel wings, this tutorial can show you how to do that, or how about if you want to draw a massive bird like an eagle or an owl, this is the tutorial to use. Feathered wings are not only found on angels and birds they are also drawn on gryphons, fairies, flying horses like Pegasus, and other creatures like the phoenix and even some dragons have feathered wings. Now just because you might have trouble drawings out wings, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try and use this drawing tutorial to the best of your ability. This tutorial will really show you "how to draw a wing". When you are done you will be able to add this addition to any of your drawings that call for a wing. I have always liked drawing single parts of an animal’s body. As a matter of fact I find that is the easiest way to learn how to draw anything whole. I always tackle one object of the body of an animal or human at a time. For example; if I want to learn how to draw the head of an eagle I will just practice on the head first and then move onto another part of the bird like the talons or body. At any rate this is a great tutorial for novice and intermediate folks alike. So if you want to get better at drawings wings stop now and start practicing with this tutorial. I will be back with two more tutorials for you all to learn from and I hope that you have fun with this one. Peace out my fellow artist, I shall return soon.