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Friday, December 14, 2018

Different media - same result

Four different media to depict the same feather by Barbara Anderson (please click the image to enlarge)

On our Feathers and eggs class the students tested different media to find out the best way to render the delicate feather structures, varied textures and colors both on the eggs and feathers. One of the students rendered the same feather in four media: watercolor, colored pencil, charcoal and graphite - when the application is successful it is hard to see the differences in the final result.
For more images form our Feathers and Eggs class, please click here 
"Angry Bird" - in the emu family the female lays the eggs and the 'father' tales care of them. In this case he finds one of the eggs cracked which really upsets him. Excellent colored pencil rendering of both the bird, the feather and the egg by Thea Carruth (please click the image to enlarge)