How to Paint a Flying Bird and a Pattern Packet
Last week I posted this little refurbished stool and it was more than well received so I decided to go ahead and make a pattern packet available along with a step by step tutorial here.
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To see the post on refurbishing the stool just click here..it will just open a new page.
Click here to purchase the pattern packet.
Now for the bird tutorial. (for a step by step on how to paint roses just click here)
First of all a supply list:
#12 Loew Cornell Flat Brush or Royal Majestic Bright La Cornielle
Folkart bottle acrylic colors Night Sky, Wicker White and Yellow Ochre (for bird)
Roses are: Berry Wine, Wicker White and
Lets start with your pattern, transfer it to your surface with transfer paper (not carbon paper). Double load your #12 flat or bright brush with Night Sky and Wicker white.
Make a upside down U stroke to make the top of the birds head. (Ignore the line down the middle, I used that to draw the bird)
here is the video if you wish to go straight to it
Re load your brush and come back to do the stroke on the wings. First one side then the other.
After reloading the brush stroke on the body following your pattern lines.
Start at the bottom center of the tail and start laying in short choppy strokes for the tail feathers. Layer your strokes as you ascend to where the body meets the tail.
I got this tail a little wide once I was done adding the feathers but it still works. You can adjust to your liking. Now starting at the tip of the wing stroke in the wing feathers from bottom up. (in the video I show how to add some yellow ochre into the wings if you wish, but it is optional)
Keep layering until you reach the blue of the wing stroke. Using a liner brush add strokes in a V shape to the back of the neck and back.
Then stroke the white over the black on the head.
Now add the beak in Yellow Ochre and you are done!
Here is a video of the tutorial:
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