I found this beautiful feather a few years ago:
And today I looked it up in my book on bird feathers and discovered it was from a Northern Flicker Woodpecker. I thought it was from a woodpecker but I had no idea that this bird was so beautiful! I hope you will look it up on the link I provided for you – just click on the underlined word.
Today I decided to make some imaginary feathers with watercolors. I used a can of compressed air to blow the liquid paint across my paper. So fun!
Here are my results – the first one is on 300 lb. cold pressed watercolor paper. I used watercolors and Prismacolor pencils:
The second one I used 140 lb. cold pressed watercolor paper. I added Derwent Inktense pencils after the watercolor:
And for the third one, I used 140 lb. hot pressed watercolor paper. I added water-soluble wax pastels after the watercolor: