How to draw hawk. Learn to draw a hawk step by step with easy to follow instruction. Again this time is another wild animal or creature so I decided to practice with photo reference. In this tutorial, we will just draw the head of the hawk, not the entire body. I always love the head’s shape and look of any bird of preys. Again, practice drawing animals is always a good way to explore different forms of anatomy design. To be a well rounded concept artist, especially creature concept artist, you must practice animal drawings. In this tutorial, you will learn to draw a hawk using basic geometry shapes to start off with until final gray scale drawing or illustration.
The hawk is a predatory bird. In flight, this hawk soars with wings in a slight dihedral, flapping as little as possible to conserve energy. Active flight is slow and deliberate, with deep wing beats. In wind, it occasionally hovers on beating wings and remains stationary above the ground. When soaring or flapping its wings, it typically travels from 20 to 40 mph (64 km/h), but when diving may exceed 120 mph (190 km/h). Hawk is carnivorous, and an opportunistic feeder. Its diet is mainly small mammals, but it also includes birds and reptiles. Prey varies with regional and seasonal availability, but usually centers on rodents, comprising up to 85% of a hawk’s diet.
Here is a final drawing of a Hawk
Below are step by step how to draw a hawk. Step one, I just capture the biggest shape I saw first. So I drew basic shape aerodynamic head, neck, and beak. I always simplify the subject when I start drawing to get the correct proportion first. Step two, once I have the main part of the subject and its proportion, then I start adding other element such as beak, hole, and eye. I still keep it simple at this stage. Step three, I have the correct proportion and shape from the previous step, I can start refine the drawing and make it a simple hawk’s head drawing. Step four, (you can do this if you want to) I assigned simple value for light and shadow. Step five, I slowly craft out detail of its head using shading technique. Step six, then I do the same for the rest of the body. You can use pencil, charcoal or wash ink and brush to do that. It will also help if you use white thick gouche paint to bring out the highlight.