Painting a Turkey
I actually painted this over a month ago for a door prize at a Ladies Game Night I was hosting...yes it was hard to part with my Turkey.
With Thanksgiving being tomorrow, I figured this would be a good time to post this tutorial.
Here is the Turkey.
I started by painting his belly a base color.
Then I added shadowing to the edges.
Next I painted the base coat on the turkey's body.
I then added shadowing to the outer edges of the turkey's body, painted the beak. I also shaded in a little chubby cheek. Next I painted the dark stripes on the tail feathers.
Next I began the process of painted the tail feathers.
I added a second coat on the tail feathers and added a splatter effect to the belly.
Then I started the shading on the tail feathers. I added a stroke of wet paint along the edge of the feathers.....
....then using a dry brush pulled the wet paint in toward the center of the feather creating the shading technique.
I added a base coat to the feet and painted them as well.
And there you have it. A perfect Thanksgiving decoration! :-)