Beginner Watercolour Painting Tutorial – Step by Step on How to Paint a Pheasant Feather
The pheasant has an extremely long tail in comparison to its body and highly patterned feathers. This particular feather, probably from a female, has beautiful colouration and shape and is most likely from the wing. They are shed after breeding all ready for a set of fresh new, undamaged feathers to grow and replace them.
This is an ideal tutorial for someone just starting out with watercolour. There is no need to produce a complicated outline drawing and we have very few colours in our palette. In addition there are limited stages to the process. However, at the same time this lesson really encourages you to look at how feathers are made up. In turn this will help with bird projects where you are painting multiple feathers. You can also use the techniques learnt to paint any feather, just change the colours as needed or just have fun like these feathers.
This is an instant PDF download, you could start painting this feather in a matter of minutes. There’s no need to even wait for the post to arrive. You will receive a 13 page PDF document, set out in the same way as the tutorials I write for magazines. However, you get more large photos of the different stages.
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I really like to focus on the watercolour techniques needed to create a realistic painting. Likewise I love sharing this style of painting through my tutorials and hope I inspire others to create detailed wildlife portraits too.
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