In this post, I will show you how I paint a falcon from a video tutorial and step by step images. It is a continuation from how to draw falcon from the previous post. I have been doing a lot of study on birds recently so I thought I would record my process for you guys to see. It is quite simple when you know what you want to draw and paint, the subject is already there. All you have to do is observe then put what you see on paper. Unlike concept design, I usually have to have a well thought out design and so on because it is from my imagination. But these animal study will help me with my conceptual process because I can use bit and piece of what I studied. Then I can just combine what I have in my visual library and make it into some sort of creature or creatures.
This sketch is done with Photoshop CS5 and a Wacom tablet.

Here is a final painting of a falcon, it takes me about 40 minutes.

falcon painting

falcon painting tutorial

Watch the video, how to paint a falcon below.

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Below are step by step images how to paint a falcon.

painting tutorial falcon

painting tutorial falcon

More painting tutorials.
-Painting golden eagle tutorial
-Digital painting tutorial Jango Fett
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Painting falcon tutorial

About The Author
- 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 ( 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. Business Inquiry please e-mail me.