How to Paint A Piece of Watercolor Feather


You will feel a sense of achievement and great psychological satisfaction after completing the drawing of the lovely flamingo feather. As we can see, flamingo often come with bright pink colors and lush feathers, and it can be just fun to make and design a piece of flamingo feather! One special thing is the fluffiness of the feathers and the shape is always something out of the ordinary, If you would like to design your own noble feather, then this feather watercolor painting tutorial is for you to learn how to paint an attractive and colorful flamingo watercolor feather. Now it’s time to grab your watercolor brush, let’s have fun in watercolor drawing! 

Step 1: Draw a light feather sketch with graphite pencil
Used: 50 Pcs Professional Drawing Pencils Set
Before you start the drawing, you’ll want to pick up some professional drawing pencils for sketching, drawing, shading, and putting in the fine details. You will find one suitable for you in the selection of pencils in this 50 Pcs Professional Drawing Pencil Set. You need to make a sketch of a leaf-like curve for the outer edge of the feather on the bottom of the paper. Then, draw another mini leaf inside, and the smaller leaf would be the feather shaft of the feather. You can also draw some messy little feathers on the top half of the leaf to create fluffy with a root on the top.

Step 2: Paint over the sketch with watercolor paints
Used: 48 Watercolor Paint Set Including 12 Metallic Colors
In this step, choose five bright colors that are close to each other from this 48 colors artist's watercolor paint set. Use the lightest color as a base, cover the entire feather, and then layer the darker color around the feather. The colors should be layered on top of each other to make a perfect blend in. Similarly, using watercolor paint brushes apply the same five colors and mix with moderate water to create a hazy blooming effect on the top half of the feathers connecting the roots.

Step 3: Add details and shadows to your artwork
Used: 11 Pcs Miniature Detail Fine Tip Paint Brush Set
Once the paint from the previous step is dry, you can use the detail paint brushes to dip the five colors and mix a very small amount of water to paint some feather details and increase the overall layering of the feather. This set of detailing brushes offers the perfect small paintbrush for each phase of all your artistic painting projects, ensuring that you always have just the right paintbrush for the job.

Thank you for joining the watercolor painting tutorial and creating a piece of watercolor feather with us today, we hope you found this article insightful, entertaining, educational, and encouraging. Let us know how your ornaments turned out in the comments section of this article, and tag us on social media! Are you feeling inspired and want to create more watercolor painting? Shop suggested set for your creation!

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