For Every Airbrush Artist!

Ready to get involved? Register for free and you won't see any google advertising!

Register

How to do Feathers!

Discussion in 'Techniques, Textures, Tips & Tricks!' started by GhostDog, Jun 20, 2012.


  1. GhostDog

    GhostDog Guest

    I am a woodcarver. Several of my recent projects have been birds: a Sandpiper (life size - so relatively small), and an Eagle, which stands about 16 inches tall.

    The feathers have been carved, and I used a woodburner to add the vein and barbs on the feathers, but would now like to paint to give realistic look.

    So an approach on feathers would be very interesting - well to me at least! :drunk:

    Thanks!
  2. Madbrush

    Madbrush Guest

    Hi GhostDog, firstly welcome to the forum.

    You might wish to check this out, you can fast forward till you see him paint and cut out some of the chat.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5H3LmXM1V6I

    Another way to do feathers is while using over-thinned paint e.g. 5or 6 parts thinner to 1 part paint, make very fine dagger strokes out ward from the middle of your feathers and overlap them , the overlap will give you a a reasonably convincing feather texture.
  3. Mr.Micron

    Mr.Micron Royal pain in the air hose Staff Member Admin Mod

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2012
    Messages:
    17,276
    Likes Received:
    15,427
    Trophy Points:
    126
    Location:
    Bloomington,Indiana
  4. Mr.Micron

    Mr.Micron Royal pain in the air hose Staff Member Admin Mod

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2012
    Messages:
    17,276
    Likes Received:
    15,427
    Trophy Points:
    126
    Location:
    Bloomington,Indiana

    Great mids think a like ...LOL same video posted up
  5. Madbrush

    Madbrush Guest

    Cool a little bit of twilight zone mind-reading stuff going on there, lol
  6. Mr.Micron

    Mr.Micron Royal pain in the air hose Staff Member Admin Mod

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2012
    Messages:
    17,276
    Likes Received:
    15,427
    Trophy Points:
    126
    Location:
    Bloomington,Indiana
    I have tried Ed's way and for me I find it works better for fur than feathers . But that is just me. I say try anyway you find and see what works best for you.
  7. Madbrush

    Madbrush Guest

    Also very handy, top tip
  8. ECHO

    ECHO Guest

    GreaT TIPS !!

Share This Page