Feather in coloured pencil

Feather in Coloured Pencil. Vivien Blackburn approx 5 ins square

A friend gave me some beautiful feathers and I couldn't resist drawing one. This is in coloured pencil, a mix of Lyra and Polychromos.

If you like it enough :>) I've just added it to my Etsy shop http://www.vivienb.etsy.com/ - as I enjoy drawing feathers I thought I'd do a series for the shop.

A good idea do you think?


Lindsay said…
Vivien, no one does feathers like you! This one is beautiful
my croft said…
a most excellent idea.
especially when the execution is so beautiful.
Jeanette Jobson said…
This looks very soft and fluffy. The colours are wonderful.

good idea on the series of feathers too.
Robyn Sinclair said…
It's become impossible for me to look at a feather now, without thinking of you Vivien. You've really made them your own!
Anita said…
Another lovely feather - I really liked the other ones you did in various mediums. You are so adventurous - wish I had an ounce of your creative courage!
vivien said…
thank you ALL!!!

that's it! I shall do a series for the Etsy shop!

Robyn I shall tackle that lovely capercaille feather you sent at some point - isn't it beautifully irridescent?

I just like playing Anita!
dinahmow said…
Oh good - you're going to draw one of Robyn's feathers.
I wish I still had my feathers from all the colourful chooks we had. Back then, I wore some pretty fancy hats!
Jennifer Rose said…
lovely feather :D it looks so soft
Gesa said…
yes - i'm with everyone else on this one: definitely a good idea! this one's beautiful. good luck!
vivien said…
thanks for the encouragement!

I have to find a source of nice feathers .... sadly no chooks!
caseytoussaint said…
Absolutely beautiful - I'd love to see a series!
vivien said…
Thanks Casey :>)

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