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)
Permanent Alizarin Crimson
Cadmium Red Light
Deep deep Purple (Mineral Violet)
Chromium of Oxide
White paint (in a tube)
Fluid 140-pound hot press watercolor paper
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)
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