Tuesday, 24 February 2009

Three fine feathers


I did this drawing of the three feathers and haven't yet made my mind up if it is finished or not. I like it as it is, but yet feel there are little bits here and there that need a little more work. Sometimes I regret not leaving a drawing, as the extra work spoils what was already there. Of course, you just get to see the picture, you didn't see the earlier versions. So I thought I would post this and maybe I will add the extra bits another time.
I drew it in pencil and added colour with a fine brush and acrylic paint. For those of you that don't already know, I collect feathers. They are one of my favourite subjects to draw, I love drawing all the different feather shapes. Hope you like my .... Three Fine feathers. Press to see it larger.

8 comments:

Pequete said...

Hi, I've just found your blog and I'm loving it.
The feathers look great to me. They have a lot of detail and they don't look overworked. I sometimes have the same problem - not knowing whether to stop, or go on adding detail, and I often find I add to much to my illustrations and make them lose freshness and lightness, if you know what I mean. But I think it is easier when you are looking at somebody else's work!

Ann said...

These feathers are so very delicate and beautifully rendered. Stop now!

Diann Anderson said...

You did a great job on these feathers Milly. I think the feathers are finished, but if you're wanting to add more detail, you may want to put in some shadows so they don't appear to be floating in space. Just a suggestion.

kslaughter said...

I'm new to your blog, too. I think these feathers are gorgeous, as is all your work ; ). I think they are just perfect as is. Can't wait to see what you draw next! All the best to you~

acornmoon said...

They are lovely as they are. What kind of bird did they come from?
They look so delicate, they might just fly away at any minute.

Bárbara Bruna said...

Beautiful, the simplicity and the compound at the same time.

bubblemunch said...

Outstanding!

When I'm not quite sure about something, if I'm restrained enough to stop myself, I put a piece on a shelf or on the fireplace - somewhere where I'll walk past it a few times at different times of the day and in different light. After a couple of days I generally know whether to change it or not.
It takes patience (and sometimes I don't have that!!)

Michelle Palmer said...

Beautiful...your sweet arrangements are always so fresh!
Lovely as is...
Lovely if you choose to add more~
Thanks for the peek!
Michelle