English artist Ian Davie has a unique canvas for his artwork: discarded swan quills. His feather drawings are absolutely fantastic:
Using feathers collected during the regal birds' annual moult from a swannery near to his home, Ian has spent the past four years perfecting his craft.
After cleaning the often dirty quills and individually straightening them out with tweezers, Mr Davie, 44, who lives in a converted farmhouse in Snowdonia National Park, Wales, then begins the arduous process of painting onto the swans discarded feathers.
He said: 'I already have sketched what I want to achieve before the painting begins.
'I only have a canvas that is around one foot long and around three inches wide so I have to know exactly the course my painting will take.
Link | Ian Davie's website (Photo: Ian Davie / Barcroft Media)