How To Draw Feathers

How To Draw Feathers easy with this how-to video and step-by-step drawing instructions. Pencil drawing tutorials for beginners and everyone.

How To Draw Feathers

Please see the drawing tutorial in the video below

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You can refer to the simple step-by-step drawing guide below

Step 1

To start, draw a line for the main vein that runs down the center of your hair. Draw this line slightly curved, as the feathers are never perfectly straight.

Step 2

Next, draw the outline of the feather curling around the main vein from the previous step.

Step 3

Give your fur a base color coat. You also need to account for light/darkness. As you can see in the image on the left, the light source comes from the top left and illuminates the middle of the feather.

Step 4

Next, draw a series of straight lines running the length of the feather. These lines are called barbs and extend outward from the main vein.

Step 5

Work on making the shadow of your feather a little darker, and add a few highlights where the light hits it directly.

Step 6

Finally, erase a few lines to create some space where the prongs of the feathers gather together. Smooth out your shade just a little more, and your fur is done!

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