This is a digital file
I found this downy bird feather while walking with my brother on Shell Ridge near Mt. Diablo in California. It is small, about 3 inches long. I loved the puff of the tiny threads at the base. It was a challenge to decide how to draw this airy part of the feather using the black walnut ink I make. I also noticed that the feather was somewhat misshapen, with a small notch out of the tip. Yet it did not look like it had been damaged. To me it made it unique, like one individual feather in a whole body of feathers that we think of as exactly alike.
The pale yellow color of the feather seemed unusual. I added a bit of pale yellow soft pastel to the drawing to suggest its natural color. I draw using a dip pen and either hot press watercolor or smooth surfaced ink paper.
This digital downy bird feather is web ready for you to use freely on your web site or personal media.
You can use it privately or for work correspondence as much or as long as you like. Think of it like iTunes, where you get a personal digital version of a song.
You will have no worries about copyright infringement or other legal perils when using a digital image of obscure origins.
It is 274 x 429 pixels in size, 209 KB and a jpg image
It is not suitable for printing, only for the Internet.
You should be able to download the file automatically after purchase. If you have any problems please contact me from the listing page using either Ask the Shop or Content Seller links.
If you are interested in a larger digital file to use for printing or for your own art creations or business print materials, contact me through Ask the Shop or Content Seller on this page. Describe how you plan to use it and your requirements. I can create any size print (since I have the original) or digital image you may require. Once we have agreement and you have made the purchase you will be able to download the file for the agreed upon uses.
You will also find black walnut ink used in this drawing for sale that I make in my studio. It comes in two sizes: 1.5 oz and 4 oz.
Please note: Artist retains all rights to copyright and reproduce