Understanding the process makes every step so much easier.
This tutorial is 1.5hours of video footage, as well as 74 pages of an ebook that can be used as a quick reference guide as well as a supporting tool for your lesson.
This tutorial is a deep look into my process where I will show you everything I have learned about creating the perfect feathers. I will cover a huge scope of tips, techniques, and principles that will not only be useful when painting feathers, but also in every other area of your practice. The aim of this tutorial is to show you the thinking behind why I do certain things, rather than just making you copy exactly what I do.
I will discuss in detail the following aspects of how I work:
The order of layers
How to use a grid to freehand outlines
How to clearly define feathers without a "cartoon" result
How to achieve depth in feathers
How to highlight black feathers
How to get the right consistency in your paint
How to alter the color palette to suit your specific needs
Several troubleshooting tips to help you get the best result possible in your work
How to paint white tones without using pure white
How to work with transparent pigments
How to paint the following types of feathers:
- Parrot Feathers
- Eagle Feathers
- Owl Feathers
- Densely packed feathers
- Large flat shiny feathers
- Soft fluffy down hairs
- How to glaze with acrylic