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So i was working on... like... a million drawings of characters that had wings, and I realized...

I HATE DRAWING WINGS

Clearly, I said to myself, there must be an easier way to do wings. A way that I can draw them where I wouldn't rather cut off my own arm instead of drawing, inking, and coloring them. Obviously, I can't just stop drawing them. because they are awesome. So this leaves me with a quandary- how to draw wings that look like wings, but are more streamlined and simplified, so I don't have to murder myself to finish them?

The image is the result of about 3-4 days of research, sketches, anger, and arguing with my husband. The one on the left is the first result, and is awfully close to the original style I hate do much. The right side is what I have been striving for in more recent drawings. Less defined feathers= easier inking and drawing= happier, more productive Samus.

Feel free to use either set for reference or whatever.
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:iconjuanhan:
JUANHAN Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
Thanks to you share you work ang expericnce!
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:iconsamusfairchild:
SamusFairchild Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Quite welcome. I hope it serves you well ^.^
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WATASHIBAKA Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
YESSSS JUST WAT I WAS LOOKING 4!!! THANK U SOO MUCH!! :icontearplz:
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:iconsamusfairchild:
SamusFairchild Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012
Ahhahalol.
Glad to be of service.
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bakaakbar Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
ok! im almost done with the drawing:D
(oh yea im the same guy as above except with a different account :D)
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:iconwatashibaka:
WATASHIBAKA Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
yes! now i can finish up a drawing i started!
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:iconsamusfairchild:
SamusFairchild Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012
I would love to see it when you're done. Link me f you post it on DA
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:iconwatashibaka:
WATASHIBAKA Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
sure thing! :D
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:iconquackerssmackers:
QuackersSmackers Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
They're beautiful! I like how they looks so fluffy and life-like, I would love to have your hands to draw wings this beautiful~
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:iconsamusfairchild:
SamusFairchild Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011
All it takes is lots and lots of practice.
Hand cramping, mind numbing practice.
And the sheer force of will to do something you hate >.<
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:iconquackerssmackers:
QuackersSmackers Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I hear that. Mhm.
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:iconsamusfairchild:
SamusFairchild Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011
:iconbutbutplz:


yup.
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:iconsillgall:
Sillgall Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010
Your wings are incredibul exspeshaly when you use matereals other than feathers. Soo creative
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:iconsamusfairchild:
SamusFairchild Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2010
^.^
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:icondonnadudette2003:
donnadudette2003 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010
I like your old ones better :\ Lol. But the new ones look good too :)
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:iconsamusfairchild:
SamusFairchild Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010
Pffft. You're just afraid of change, woman.

>.>
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whiteknight222 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010
these are some badd ass wings Very nice, ;)
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:iconsamusfairchild:
SamusFairchild Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010
Thank you much, sir!
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:iconwhiteknight222:
whiteknight222 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010
:)
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:iconiced-over:
Iced-over Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010  Professional General Artist
Cool! I will definitely use this as a reference. I'm sick of drawing those crappy CLAMP wings! XD
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:iconsamusfairchild:
SamusFairchild Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010
Lolwut?
Where the hell in ur gallery do you have wings? Much less CLAMP wings?
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Iced-over Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010  Professional General Artist
Okay I will admit I don't draw wings very often but that's only because my only characters with wings are really old and need to be redesigned! Anyways here's a good example of CLAMP wings [link] or at least something similar. Rofl XD

I posted my first comment because that's all I know and I don't want to draw them that way XD
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SamusFairchild Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010
Trust me, my way is no better :|
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Iced-over Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010  Professional General Artist
But it's nicer because it's more closer to reality than those crappy ones. XD
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