Sketchbook Everyday - Feathers in Watercolor

Mandar Marathe, Fine Artist, Sculptor, Illustrator, Designer

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13 Videos (1h 59m)
    • Introduction - Feathers in watercolor

      2:09
    • Materials Used

      0:48
    • Feather structure and Reference photos

      4:12
    • Blue Jay Feather - Drawing

      5:39
    • Blue Jay Feather - Painting

      12:54
    • Motmot Feather - Drawing and Painting

      12:52
    • Red Tail Hawk Feather - Drawing and Painting

      15:41
    • Macaw Feather - Drawing and Painting

      7:22
    • Satyr Tragopan Feather - Drawing and Painting

      13:07
    • Argus Pheasant Feather - Drawing and Painting

      14:51
    • Black Cockatoo Feathers - Drawing and Painting

      17:38
    • Feathers Project

      1:25
    • Bonus 1: Painting Peacock Feather

      10:17

About This Class

Welcome to the SketchBook everyday Series of courses.

In this third course, you will learn how to draw and paint 8 different bird feathers using watercolors.

My name is Mandar, a Fine Artist, and a sculptor. I will be leading you through this course.

I've designed this course for the artist in you who wants to improve your art but has limited time to practice. SketchBook is your best place to practice and hone your skills. It’s your private space; and your aim here is not to produce a gallery ready painting but to try out new things, have fun and improve your art.

In this course, we will draw and paint 8 different feathers having different colors and designs. By doing simple sketches like this every day you will learn to draw things in a simplistic manner, understand the light & shade; and gain the confidence to use watercolors more effectively. Painting like this will give you the joy and satisfaction of creating something beautiful every time.

I’ll show you how to draw each feather, shade it using a pencil and then how to paint it using different watercolor techniques. This method of painting gives best results and improves artistic confidence very quickly.

This way of practicing is great for people who want to do something creative every day and also for those who want to pursue art or illustration as a career. You will see every line that I draw, every brush stroke that I make and I'll also be talking to you about my process.

This course is for you if you want to improve your art and are willing to practice art making for at least 15 minutes every day. It doesn't matter if you are a student, a professional, a homemaker or a retired person. No prior art making experience is necessary to take this course. Just having the interest is enough.

I look forward to seeing you inside the class!

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Mandar Marathe

Fine Artist, Sculptor, Illustrator, Designer




I am an artist based in Pune, India. I do paintings, sculptures, murals and also conduct art workshops. I also teach online courses.

I have exhibited my paintings and sculptures in 4 solo shows and 7 group exhibitions. My paintings and sculptures are in private and corporate collections in 7 countries.

Painting and sculpture have been my more-than-hobbies since an early age and for 15 years of my corporate career, I worked in manufacturing and software industries and...

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