I’m trying to model from this wing picture I have but I’m not really sure of the best way to go about it. I originally thought that making a displacement map on a mesh or nurbs shaped like the wing would be the best way to capture the details… maybe not? The reference picture I have was just plain vectors, now a png file. I went ahead and started filling in the feathers with gradients , in hopes that I could height-map with decent results. I honestly do not know what to do next or of I am even going about this the right way. So if one of you more knowledgeable people could walk me through this that would be a great help.
It wouldn’t upload my png for whatever reason so here is a link