#simplycreate a feather

1. Materials

For this tutorial you need:

  • Simply sketchbook
  • Simply graphite pencils, HB
  • Simply colouring pencils

2. Feather outline

Using the HB graphite pencil, trace the outlines of the nib on a sheet of the sketchbook.

3. Feather Filling

Use 3 coloured pencils to create a gradient in the nib. Draw a hatch from the centre of the feather to the edge. Add a few soft barbs to the base of the hollow axis of the feather.

4. Add patterns

 Still with the same colored pencils, add polka dots in the center of the feather.

5. Result and inspiration


Have fun creating other feathers with the coloured pencils by varying the shapes and patterns. The sheets of the notebook are easily removable with a simple gesture, do not hesitate to frame this drawing to bring a Boho-Chic touch to your interior.

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About the artist:

The painter Amylee Paris tirelessly finds her inspiration in colour and nature. Her abstract blooms and portraits shine in several art galleries in the UK.