How To Paint Feathers On A Bird

10 Amazing (and Easy!) Tutorials

Introduction

Painting feathers on a bird with the right texture, and proper details can be a daunting task. I personally have faced a lot of difficulties in painting such detailed feathers, and I’m sure many of you have had to deal with the same. So, why not do what I did, and go through some amazing tutorials in how to paint feathers on a bird? It’ll save you a lot of time and effort, and will give you incredible results.

There are three important things to do while painting feathers on a bird. First, you need to get the colors right. Then, you work on the texture, and add necessary details. Finally, you add a bit of depth to the painting by adding necessary light and shadow effects.

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Detailed Feather Painting Tutorial for Experts

Detailed Feather Painting Tutorial for Experts

In this video tutorial, you’ll get to see how to paint detailed feathers on a bird using acrylic paint. The coloring in this painting is amazing, and the shades and details are also noteworthy. That being said, it’s a difficult approach to painting feathers, and will require a lot of time and effort from your end.

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Painting Feathers on a Robin

Painting Feathers on a Robin

This video demonstration will show you how to paint feathers on a robin using watercolors. This painting is very detailed, and the shades are perfectly done as well. It has a realistic look to it that’s very difficult to achieve through watercolors. The video is self-explanatory, and you only need to watch the artist work his way through the painting, and then try to replicate those same steps.

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Detailed Feather Painting with Watercolors

Detailed Feather Painting with Watercolors

In this tutorial, you’ll see how to paint detailed feathers on a bird. This video is mainly dedicated to painting feathers, and nothing else. Hence, it’ll suggest you specific steps and approaches to follow while working on the feathers alone. If you’re somewhat experienced in painting, this should be a piece of cake for you.

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How to Paint Hawk Feathers

How to Paint Hawk Feathers

This oil painting tutorial focuses solely on the process of painting feathers on a hawk. Although it’s done in oil, the same steps can be followed for acrylics as well. The overall process for painting such detailed feathers can be a bit tricky, and time consuming. Hence, I recommend you try this only if you’re an experienced artist, or want to take on a new challenge that’ll push your skills to their limits.

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Beautiful Feather Painting Tutorial

Beautiful Feather Painting Tutorial

This video tutorial will teach you how to paint a gorgeous blue bird, with detailed feathers on its body. It’s a magnificent piece of art. You can’t find any fault in it. The coloring is vivid, and the details are popping right out. There’s this sharpness in this painting that makes the whole work look even more realistic.

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Simple Approach to Painting Bird Feathers

Simple Approach to Painting Bird Feathers

This beginner’s level tutorial will show you a simple, and easy approach to painting feathers on a bird. It’s a very straightforward process, and doesn’t involve any complex technique. Despite the simplicity, the results you get are quite phenomenal. Just look at this mesmerizing painting below. No one can tell whether it’s real or just a painting. The colors, shades, and shadows work together to give this painting life.

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Realistic Feathers on a Hummingbird

Realistic Feathers on a Hummingbird

In this video, you’ll get to see how to paint realistic feathers on a hummingbird. This painting is done using watercolors, which is good, because the colors here need to blend and bleed into each other for that realistic look. The overall process is a bit time consuming, and needs to be done very neatly. Hence, it’s a tutorial that will mostly cater to intermediate and expert level artists.

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Painting Feathers with a Smooth Texture

Painting Feathers with a Smooth Texture

This painting demonstration is a texture driven one, where the artist gives emphasis on the feathers’ textures. You can see the smoothness in this painting quite clearly. It’s as if it were a photograph taken on a high definition camera. The brush strokes are very neat, and the coloring is sublime. There’s not a single rough patch in this artwork. In order for you to achieve the same, you’ll need to work on your coloring and blending skills, as well as on your brush strokes.

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Painting Feathers on Photoshop

Painting Feathers on Photoshop

Photoshop can be an easy, or difficult software to use, and that depends on how much you practice on it. This feather painting tutorial is quite simple from what I can tell. But, many of you will think that it’s quite difficult, and that’s understandable. The painting here is indeed quite detailed, and will take you some time to complete. Thing is, if you’re familiar with Photoshop, it won’t seem that difficult to you, but if you aren’t, that’s a different case. If you’re experienced with software or tools other than Photoshop, you can try it there as well; whichever one feels more comfortable to you.

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Painting Realistic Bird Feathers in Oil

Painting Realistic Bird Feathers in Oil

This video demonstration is done in oil, and it shows you how to work on the body feathers of a bird. It’s a simple approach to painting something this fascinating. The steps, although quite easy, will need to be perfect in order to achieve good results. I faced a lot of trouble with this particular painting, mostly because I couldn’t get the details right. But after watching it a few times, I finally got the hang of it, and it seemed a lot less difficult afterwards. If you too are failing to replicate it, don’t worry. Study the tutorial a few times, and try again.

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My husband and I are learning how to draw and paint. We wanted to share this learning process with the world and have fun! That's why we created this blog. We'll have drawing contests every week and you'll decide who won that week! Follow along and learn with us!

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My husband and I are learning how to draw and paint. We wanted to share this learning process with the world and have fun! That's why we created this blog. We'll have drawing contests every week and you'll decide who won that week! Follow along and learn with us!

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