Simplifying Bird Plumage

I used to think that the trick to drawing bird feathers was to draw the feathers. How hard can that be? I spent hours studying feather tracts and the way that feathers overlap. I would then try to show everything I had learned, feather by feather. I often found myself frustrated by photographs and even study skins or taxidermy birds

Drawing Birds-Suggesting Detail without getting lost in the feathers (video workshop)

Learn how to draw birds by simplifying plumage details, increasing drawing speed, accuracy, and making your sketches more lifelike. In this workshop you will learn the basics of bird feather anatomy and how to suggest the complexity with a minimum of fuss and hassle. The principles of simplification also apply to drawing many other subjects and