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Design Essentials - Illustrating Feathers 3 Ways

April Mawhinney, Illustrator & Surface Pattern Designer

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6 Videos (26m)
    • 1. INTRODUCTION

      1:49
    • 2. INTRO TO THE CLASS

      3:24
    • 3. BOHEMIAN FEATHERS WITH PEN

      6:01
    • 4. REALISTIC FEATHERS WITH PENCIL

      7:52
    • 5. PAINTERLY FEATHERS WITH WATERCOLOUR

      5:54
    • 6. CLASS PROJECT & FINAL THOUGHTS

      1:08

About This Class

Discover how Surface Pattern Designer April Mawhinney, illustrates feathers using three different media & different illustrative styles.

April believes that wonderful engaging textile designs start with wonderful engaging artwork. This 26 minute class is designed to teach you 3 different techniques & to give you confidence to have a go in your own sketchbook!

The class covers techniques for illustrating Bohemian Feathers using pen, Realistic Feathers using a mechanical pencil and loose Painterly Feathers using watercolours & watercolour pencils.

This class is perfect for newbie designers, illustrators and anyone who loves drawing. No experience is required, just a love of putting pen (or paint brush) to paper & having fun!

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What a fab class & short enough to watch on my lunch break. April makes feathers easy and I can't wait to have a go :)
A great class & not too overwhelming. April makes it all look so easy, so much so I picked up a pen and did my own feather doodles.
Definitely recommend this class. April inspired me to pick up a pen and draw for the first time in years. So simple to follow

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April Mawhinney

Illustrator & Surface Pattern Designer


April Mawhinney-Wells is an Illustrator & Textile Designer/Surface Pattern Designer.

She also is the owner & Creative Director of April Mawhinney Design Studio, and has experience of working as an in-house designer & as a freelance designer for other wonderful print studios.

She's originally from Northern Ireland, and has studied Textiles at:

- Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton, England, UK

- Kunsthogskolen i Oslo, Oslo, Norway,

- Belfa...

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