Friday, 1 April 2011

Colour from the Season - Buzzard feather brown

Buzzard feathers! So many of these beautiful birds circling in the sky around here - this is the first time that I've ever seen their feathers up close. This exquisite primary or wing feather is 17" long (small quill pen?) was interesting to draw. Here are the sampled colours from all the feathers. If you want to learn how to make a quill pen, this English Heritage video gives a simple and informative description...

no birds were harmed in the collecting of these feathers - thanks Trev

...from my seasonal colour sample notebook.