$150.00 AUD

An account already exists with this email address. Is this you?

Sign in

An Artist's Guide to Realistic Feathers

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


What People Are Saying:

This was a wonderful tutorial. She goes through each step so that it is easy to follow and very informative. Even though I work in oils, it helped me immediately. Very much worth the money.


I bought the fur and feather tutorials and they taught me a lot. Before I bought them I was concerned because for the length, I thought the price was a bit high, but they were well worth it. The step by step, from mixing paint techniques and color recommendations, to the details on the layering of the paint were so helpful. In my current painting I could see tremendous improvements from past attempts. I highly recommend Carla's tutorials if you want to learn more about painting realistic fur and feathers!

Brenda B

I love Carla! Her style is very easy to follow and her tutorials are very helpful!

Joanne Lewis