How to draw falcon

How to draw falcon. In this post I will show you how to draw a falcon in a video tutorial as well as step by step images to follow. Recently I try to do some short study session to improve my drawing and painting skill using animal references. My subject at this time are birds of pray. My bird of the day isa peregrine falcon. I am hoping that studying real animals will help me improving my creature design ability as a concept artist.
A falcon is any species of raptor. The genus contains 37 species, widely distributed all over the world. Adult falcons have thin tapered wings, which enable them to fly at high speed and to change direction rapidly. Peregrine Falcons have been recorded diving at speeds of 200 miles per hour (320 km/h), making them the fastest-moving creatures on Earth.
This black and white study of a falcon takes me approximately 20-25 minutes to finished.
This sketch is done with Photoshop CS5 and a Wacom tablet. But you can just simple follow with pencil and paper, it could get a very similar result.

Here is a final drawing of a falcon.

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Watch the video tutorial below, how to draw a falcon.

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Below are step by step images how draw a falcon.  Step one, start with simple circular shape.  Step two, add a beak then mouth line.  Step three, then draw a nose at the end of the beak and its eye.  Step four, render gray tone for facial pattern.  Step five, Add some texture to mimic feature patterns.  Step six, add some high light and done.

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About Xia Taptara

Xia Taptara (黃曉聲 Huang XiaoShēng), currently a freelance concept artist for games and films, formerly a character concept artist for ArenaNet/NCsoft (GuildWars & Guildwars 2). I also work on various projects for Game of Thrones, Square-Enix, Paizo Publishing, Fantasy Fight Games, Disney Interactive, and many publishers & clients. I use Wacom Tablet Intuos and Photoshop CS2,3,4,5 to do most of my professional art work. I use pencil, pen, and traditional medium in my free time. I founded IdrawGirls.com (TheArtClasses.com) in 2007 to motivate myself to create more and better art. Also I get to draw and paint whatever the hell I want to. Hopefully I can inspired some young soul and old soul alike. *QUESTIONS & COMMENT: PLEASE POST THEM ON THE BLOG. Or CONTACT ME via idrawgirls Facebook page. DO NOT E-MAIL ME. Thank you. ;-)
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