Painting A Turkey

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! :-) 

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About Faith Lohr

Faith is a wife and stay at home mom of five children. She has three boys and two girls who keep her on her toes, teach her new things each day, inspire her, and at times drive her crazy! She has felt a calling into youth ministry since the young age of 15 and uses her roles of being a homeschooling mom, helper at church, and creator/author at Artistic Hands of Faith to fulfill that calling. She loves anything hands on and creative and enjoys using her artistic talents for God's glory.

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