Watercolour Techniques: How to Paint Feathers

Sharone Stevens, Watercolour, Illustration & Lettering

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23 Lessons (3h)
    • 1. Intro

      1:44
    • 2. Supplies

      6:59
    • 3. Tips & Techniques Part 1

      14:16
    • 4. Tips & Techniques Part 2

      11:15
    • 5. Feather 1 - Sketching the Outline

      1:38
    • 6. Feather 1 - Painting

      9:19
    • 7. Feather 2 - Sketching the Outline

      1:13
    • 8. Feather 2 - Painting the First Layers

      7:41
    • 9. Feather 2 - Stripes & Final Details

      7:01
    • 10. Feather 3 - Sketching the Outline

      1:18
    • 11. Feather 3 - Painting the First Layers

      12:26
    • 12. Feather 3 - More Layers

      7:21
    • 13. Feather 3 - Final Details

      6:18
    • 14. Feather 4 - Sketching the Outline

      2:04
    • 15. Feather 4 - Painting the First Layers

      4:41
    • 16. Feather 4 - Painting the Second Layers

      7:41
    • 17. Feather 4 - More Layers

      13:48
    • 18. Feather 4 - Speckles & Final Details

      11:22
    • 19. Feather 5 - Sketching the Outline

      2:48
    • 20. Feather 5 - Painting the Eye

      15:41
    • 21. Feather 5 - Painting the Hairs

      24:05
    • 22. Feather 5 - Final Details

      8:01
    • 23. Project & Final Thoughts

      1:38
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About This Class

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In this class, I will guide you through my process of creating five different types of feathers using watercolour paints. 

I will start by giving you an overview of the supplies that I use and then we will practice a variety of basic techniques that will be useful in the class. These include wet on wet, wet on dry, creating gradients, layering, dry brush and using different brush strokes. I will also cover how much water you should use and how to fix mistakes. I will then take you through my process, step by step in real time, for painting five feathers, including the beautiful peacock feather.

I hope this class will allow you to feel more confident using watercolours and that you will be able to create a page of beautiful feathers, that you are really proud of, by the end of it!

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