Buy This Tutorial Here - Downey Drawing was inspired by an encounter with a Downy Woodpecker on an afternoon walk. I loved the pose so much I ended up doing a full colour piece after I completed this pencil drawing. The full colour piece 'Snow Gazer' is also a tutorial here in the art academy.
Good painting comes from good drawing skills. Learn to use your pencil to create amazing images in black and white.
Run Time: 2Hr 15 Min
Board Size: 12 x 13 1/5 Inches
Lesson Aids: Line Drawing, B&W Template, Materials List, Reference Photo.
Downy Drawing Pt.1
In part one we begin our drawing by applying values to establish the basic shape and form of the Downy.
Downy Drawing Pt.2
With our values set we now start applying detail to the head and back of our Downy woodpecker.
Downy Drawing Pt.3
In part three we detail the wing feathers, breast and start to texturize the branch in our drawing.
Downy Drawing Pt.4
In this final part we apply final detail to the bird and branch and then use shading to soften off the drawing where needed.
The line drawing to assist in transfer to board for this art instruction tutorial.
The template for reference and for transfer to art board.
The photo reference that inspired the original painting.