Drawing what your drawn to. {feathers}

seagullfeathers
I didn’t even realize I loved trees until they kept popping up in my paintings and illustrations. Drawing feathers was more of an accident. I was painting a sunflower when the watercolors bled beyond the shape of the sunflower. I moved on to another version, putting this accident to the side. Over the next couple of weeks whenever I looked at this accident, I saw a feather. Eventually I added ink details to turn it into a feather. You can read more about that “happy accident” here.

Since this “accident,” I’ve draw a lot of feathers, especially over the last couple of weeks. Recently I sketched several feathers in my book. I wanted to add a color background to them, so I started over and drew more feathers on watercolor paper.

feathersinink pencilfeather

For two of the paintings I started with the simple outline of feathers, then painted the backgrounds, and a little color to some of the feathers. I added the feather details in ink after. On the third painting, I painted a feather shape with a pink, purple, blue blend and added ink details afterwards. featherstart

finalrainbowfeather

I have a good feeling my September pattern will end up being feathers! 🙂

Published by Eileen McKenna {my creative resolution}

Watercolor Artist, seascape painter, collector of creative inspiration. Sign up for my newsletter! Want to learn watercolor? Visit: https://shop.eileenmckenna.com/

18 thoughts on “Drawing what your drawn to. {feathers}

  1. Inspiration comes and goes like a breeze. And, it can drive you from one project or theme to another. That seems to be how my brain is working. I have been trying to complete a book. But, instead, I’ve been dabbling in silhouette creations/art, moving from one them to another, from race cars to football teams to cartoon soldiers.

    I like feathers and leaves, too. But, just wait, one of these days, the feathers will float away and lure you to another pursuit.

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