How to Draw a Feather
Draw an elongated oval tilted to the right and a line bisecting the oval. Add details, such as the thickness of the middle line and the vane. Outline your feather with feathery strokes or edgings. Use a stylus or a thin “tip” from an iPad/mobile drawing app. Draw the basic shape of the feather as you would a ribbon, then add the actual feather.
What are the parts of a feather called?
A typical feather has a central shaft (rachis) with serially paired branches (barbs) forming a flattened, usually curved surfaceu2014the vane. The barbs have additional branchesu2014the barbulesu2014and the barbules of adjacent barbs are attached to one another by hooks, stiffening the vane.
What is a pen feather?
A quill is a writing tool made from a moulted flight feather (preferably a primary wing-feather) of a large bird. Before the invention of the dip pen, the metal-nibbed pen, the fountain pen, and, eventually, the ballpoint pen, quills were used for writing with ink.
How do you draw a cartoon feather?
1. Make a Simple Feather Cartoon
- Begin with a thin line drawn with a hard pencil, slightly thicker in the middle and both ends sharp.
- Mark the area where the vane will begin.
- Most feathers are not symmetrical.
- Sketch the tip of the feather at the same angle as the “side lines.”
Which are the two types of feathers?
Vaned feathers, which cover the outside of the body, and down feathers, which are underneath the vaned feathers, are the two basic types of feathers. Pennaceous feathers are vaned feathers.