Tuesday, 17 January 2017

How to Paint Feathers

I'm going to paint one colour at a time, starting with the head and working my way down.  With a mid-tone blue, I roughly painted in the feathers, concentrating on the direction first.  I then did a very light blue for the top of the head.  To make a dark blue, I added a tiny bit of red and brushed through the feathers, softening them as I went.  Extra highlights were added with a fine brush and some medium to the ends of the feathers where they overlap.  Mess it up with a few stray feathers, and split feathers so it doesn't become too uniform.  Redarken some patches here and there for extra depth, especially around the eyes.

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