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 and Surface Pattern Designer. She also is the owner & Creative Director of April Mawhinney Design Studio.

Originally from Northern Ireland - where the local area is steeped in the tradition of the linen industry - April's passion for textiles took her to study textiles at the renowned Winchester School of Art, England, UK. Her love of Nordic design also led her to study textile print design at Kunsthogskolen i Oslo ...

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