How To Paint A Dramatic Bald Eagle Portrait With Feathers

Ready to paint like a professional? Paint this beautiful bald eagle in a loose style with William Dunn. Bill takes you through the steps of creating this advanced painting from a photo. He emphasizes the importance and shares tips for getting the drawing accurate. William shares specific tips about effective brush direction and color mixing. He also shares his techniques for blending and depicting feathers. With this video, you'll learn the skills to create your own stunning loose-style bird paintings.
Watercolor Class Preview: How to sketch a bald eagle with wings, beak, and body. Using a limited color palette for dramatic effect. How to paint feathers without them turning out weird. How to emphasize shadows. Using vibrant colors amongst dark mixtures to imitate an eagle's presence. Making a colorful painting out of a not-so-colorful picture. Combining different shades of primary colors for atmosphere and texture. Paints On The Palette (Various Brands) Lemon Yellow Orange Bright Orange Permanent Alizarin Crimson Cadmium Red Light Lavender Deep Purple Deep deep Purple (Mineral Violet) Olive Green Chromium of Oxide Viridian  Cobalt Green Leaf Green Cerulean Blue Cobalt Blue Ultramarine Blue Indigo Neutral Tint Ivory Black Burnt Umber Burnt Sienna Yellow Ochre Quinacridone Gold White paint (in a tube) Watercolor Paper:  Fluid 140-pound hot press watercolor paper Brushes: Escoda Joseph Zbukvic Signature Series Round Brush (20) Escoda Joseph Zbukvic Signature Series Round Brush (12) Escoda Joseph Zbukvic Signature Series Round Brush (8)  Neef Rigger Brush (6) Neef Rigger Brush (8) Neef Rigger Brush (10) Miscellaneous: Mechanical pencil with 0.7 lead for sketching and tracing Container of clean water Auxiliary tray for mixing additional colors A towel or rag to rest brushes on Tissue or paper towel Artists' tape Reference Photo   ...

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William Dunn
William Dunn


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