Monday, September 1, 2014

How To Draw A Feather, Free Worksheet

How to draw a feather drawing lesson and printable worksheet.

This printable drawing worksheet will be helpful to give the young artist confidence in how to draw a feather. Parents, teachers and home-school families will find ways to use it in the classroom or as a take-home assignment for the students. Learning to draw takes time and practice, so keep on drawing in a short time you will be making beautiful pictures. I have a lot of projects come back often and try a few more.

If your drawings do not turn out the way you thought they would do not give up, no one is as hard on themselves as a person who has the gift of art. The frustration you may feel means that you have the gift but you just need to bring the skill level up to match.  Therefore draw every day and soon you will be making beautiful pictures. Come back often and try some of my other projects.

The how to draw worksheet and the project notes below may be printed by highlighting them and sending them to your printer or saving to your device and printing later. Some printers works better if you first drag it to the desktop and print from there. Other printers work better if you copy and paste the image into a Word Doc and print the Word Doc as you would normally. If you have problems printing see the how to print tab or try one of the updated files below.

How to Draw A Feather Free Worksheet by MrAdron.

These two links have been updated to print better.

CLICK HERE for a JPEG photo formatted file.

CLICK HERE for a PDF formatted file. (You may need to download a temporary file by clicking the down-pointing arrow in the toolbar, next open the file by clicking on the window at the bottom of the screen, then you can print by clicking on the printer icon or as you would normally do.)


Start with the line down the middle that makes the quill and shaft, so then you can use it as a reference for the everything that follows. Draw the middle line as two lines so you have a top and a bottom. The line on the bottom will be a little thicker to show the shadow.

The shape of this feather is oval, though some are triangular. Lightly outline the feather as an oval. Use two lines to draw the oval it will be evener.

The feather has barbs, draw them as lines coming off of the middle line (shaft), and going to the edge, that is the outside oval we drew in the second step. Sometimes there are gaps in the barbs so draw the gaps early on, that way you are ready when you shadow it in.

There are downy barbs at the base of the feather they go wild, so draw them every way almost like a scribble.

Use shadow technique to show the connection of the barbs to the shaft this is done with short lines starting at the shaft going outward to the edge. Lastly, draw shot lines going from the edge inward toward the shaft. Leave spaces for interest. Use longer and darker lines on the bottom to give the shadow effect.

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