In this lesson, I will show you how to draw a bird feather step by step. The guide is simple and includes eight steps.
So, I invite you to a new drawing lesson in which I will show you how to draw a bird feather step by step. The feather of a bird is very often used for decorative purposes and the image of a feather can be seen in the interior, on clothes and on many other items.
Many artists depict a bird’s feather on their canvases, using a variety of techniques—painting, graphics, bas-relief, and so on. In this lesson, you will acquire useful skills that you can use in the future in any design work.
The feather of a bird consists of a dense hollow rod, the lower end of which is in the skin of a bird. The main part of the feather is a fan, which consists of many small, thin grooves connected to each other. The outer contour of the pen usually has a smooth shape. On different parts of the body of a bird, a different structure of feathers. Typically, the densest feathers are located on the wings and tail, and small soft feathers cover the rest of the body.
- Coloring supplies
Time needed: 30 minutes
How to Draw a Bird Feather
- Start drawing the main outline.
Draw a smooth line as shown in the example.
- Depict the bar thickness.
Draw a smooth curved line to end up with a closed path.
- Add one part of the fan.
On one side of the rod, draw a smooth, curved line along the rod.
- Sketch out the other part of the fan.
Draw a smooth line on the other side of the rod to end up with a closed path.
- Detail the edges of the feather.
Add a few spiky elements of different sizes on each side.
- Add the folds.
Draw small folds near the rod with thin, short strokes.
- Correct inaccuracies.
With the eraser, remove all extra lines in the drawing.
- Color the drawing.
Use light gray or light blue.
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