1. (rounded feather) Smaller feathers that scatter the body of feathered creatures, are more commonly round, typically because of the role they play to enable a correct flight process. The closer they reach to the base of the body, the smaller they get. They also start small as tiny furs near the head and gradually morph larger towards the core of the body. 2. split ends in the feather give it a more realistic appearance. 3. etched scratches in the feather indicate the tiny individual furs that create the feather. Add a few of these to make it realistic.