Sketching Feathers Demo

Portrait of Maria Coryell-Martin.

Maria Coryell-Martin


Demos | April 08, 2022

In this demo, Maria shows two techniques for sketching feathers: a “fast-slow” approach and a more detailed pencil sketch with watercolor.

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Maria Coryell-Martin is an expeditionary artist following the tradition of traveling artists as naturalists and educators. She is also the founder of Art Toolkit. Learn more about Maria’s work at