These drawings were done by children aged 10. They used white chalk and charcoal on black paper and used a real feather for observation enlarging the drawings to fill the paper. They were using the smudging qualities of the chalk to recreate the texture of the feathers. The children thought that they were the best drawings they had ever done.
sweet treasures # 11: two swan feathers... - pia jane bijkerk
One fine afternoon, a few months back now, french boy was cleaning the outside of the boat while I was cozily tucked up inside, working away on my book. Unbeknown to me, he had seen two stray swan feathers floating nearby in the canal and, knowing how much I love feathers and how I love …