Greetings, friends! XD
Janie, here is the feather tutorial you asked for! And here is a DIY/drawing post for those of you who wanted one according to my blog survey. (By the way, thank you SO much for taking that, guys! I really appreciate it.) I do indeed love to draw, and I’d be happy to post art-related stuff more often if you so wish. 🙂
Drawing these feathers is actually pretty simple. The key idea is “random.” Unevenness gives the feathers a whimsical, natural look.
- Start by drawing a straight line. Next, draw the outline of the feather. Basically you’re going to make an elongated teardrop shape with a few triangular chips and dips taken out of it. 🙂 (Chips and dips? I thought this was about feathers, not food!) Draw slanted lines from the inside to the outside of the feather as shown. Space them randomly – sometimes far apart and sometimes close together.
- Now you need to make some accent stripes. Fill in a few random stripes with zigzags or line them with dots, or add any pattern you wish. Looking good!
- Time to color! Again, color the feather randomly. I personally think they look best when you use only two or three colors and leave some stripes white – but feel free to experiment!
- Show off your art! Draw a few feathers on cardstock to make a pretty poster for your bedroom. Three or so feathers in a line would look charming on the front of a thank-you card. You can even cut them out and hang them up as a garland!
Here are lots of other feathers I made using this technique:
I really like that type of doodly drawing. Thanks for reading!
P. S. Isn’t it hard to describe how a food tastes? Usually I just end up comparing it to another food, or calling it sweet, sour, or salty. XD Speaking of which, I think it’s impossible to describe salt with any other word than “salty.” XD Come on, English language, don’t fail me now!