The lovely Alisa Burke shared a lesson with us today on how to draw inspiration from our local environment in Field Journaling. If you get a chance, go visit her, she has beautiful projects and classes.
She taught us how to draw a ‘feather’ but I decided to draw and color a Dutch Bantam Rooster I saw in a calendar. What better subject for a feather than a rooster, don’t you think? Tamara had a lesson on drawing a feather in one of her other classes, but her approach was very different.
As usual, I used watercolor paper and my new QoR watercolors – they are fantastically vibrant, but I think I already said that in a previous post, LOL. I first started with a watercolor background then drew the rooster lightly with a pencil and started adding the different colors. I’ve always wanted to try the technique of using acrylic paints on top of watercolor inks, so I went to town with different brands, like Lumiere light body metallic acrylics and Viva Precious Metal Colors so the feather would have that shiny look I love so much. I outlined everything with my black micron pen.
I also decided to add a red and a blue feather so I could use my metallic paints. The picture does not show the beautiful effects, but I think you get an idea.
Here are close-ups of the blue and red feathers:
I stamped another feather that has script on it and “Shake a tail feather,” a Unity Stamp.
I hope you enjoyed this post and I will be posting Week 15 this same week.
Happy crafting, and thanks for visiting!