Feather Bookmark with Albrecht Dürer® Watercolor Markers
Hi everyone, Mou Saha here with an Albrecht Dürer® Watercolor marker tutorial. I once found a feather in a book I bought at a thrift shop. I figured that the previous owner of the book might have used the feather as a bookmark.
As a lot of different birds molt during the summer months, you may find feathers on your nature walks. When I see a feather, I take a photo with my phone and save the image in my inspiration folder. I am using this feather image as my inspiration for creating a feather bookmark of my own.
- Albrecht Dürer® Watercolor Markers - Set of 20
- Grip® 2001 Graphite Pencil - HB
- Kneadable Art Eraser - Grey
- Pitt Artist Pen® Extra Superfine - #199 Black
- Collapsible Water cup
- 6 Assorted Triangular Paint Brushes
- Watercolor paper
Start with a light pencil sketch on watercolor paper. I use 140 lb. cold press watercolor paper.
Add details with your Pitt Artist Pen.
Add the first layer of color using the brush tip of the dual-tip Albrecht Dürer Watercolor Marker. Blend the edges with water using a paintbrush dipped in water or a water brush.
Add visual depth using a darker shade of color. Blend with water.
Add the bar pattern with a contrasting color. I am working with oranges and greys based on my inspiration image. If you are using a different inspiration piece, use the colors you see.
Use scissors to cut the feather out of the watercolor paper.