Hello, colorers! Today we present you a very special artist!Q:We’re glad to meet you, can you tell us a little something about yourself? My Name is Daniel Feathers Montano, I'm 42 years old and I work in construction. Art is also my second income and profession. My main focus is on Wildfowl wood carvings/paintings. I carve realistic life-size birds and compete throughout the US. I work in all mediums, wood, acrylic paint, pencil, pen you name it. I've been drawing since I was 5 years old. I've won numerous awards including a recent world championship in Interpretive wood sculpture.
Q:Is coloring time consuming? How often do you color on a weekly basis? Most of my color drawings take about an hour to 3 hours, depending on size and difficulty. Sometimes I'll just sketch but I consider all my drawings sketches, full-color sketches...because I have yet to see what I can really do. I plan to try a hyper-realistic drawing that can consume 6 to 15 hours on a small drawing.
Q:How do you prepare before coloring? Any special preps? I usually get inspired by looking at other works and listening to music. I will never copy someone else's style or try to do something similar...I respect all artists and their style and work. So I always do my own thing
Q:Do you have special techniques and color mixes that you’d like to share with us? Any tips and tricks? I usually let my colors blend themselves, I layer my colors and kinda mix my media as well. One tip I can give is, always use 3 or more tones of every color you use. The more color you use, the more believable and alive your work will be! create my own in the near future. I know that they are very popular. Q:Do you have a favorite author? How did he/she earn your admirations? My favorite artist is Pablo Picasso. I've always been fascinated with cubism and was influenced by him in my winning world piece, with a Blue Cubist Ruddy Duck
Q: And last but not least, where can we find your artwork? You can find me on Instagram @mr.feathers_ or on Facebook, Feathered Artistry by Daniel Feathers Montano. Here is a feather I drew with [easyazon_link identifier="B00006IFGK" locale="US" tag="noel091-20"]Prismacolor markers[/easyazon_link] and [easyazon_link identifier="B0026HZ4BK" locale="US" tag="noel091-20"]pens[/easyazon_link]. Hope this works for you. Ty for your interest!