How to draw a condor, a quick lesson in a video instruction and step by step still images. I have been doing drawing study of birds for about a week now. My subject is mostly birds of pray and this time I choose California condor to make a tutorial. I always thought it is a very majestic creature in its own right. It reminds me of some twisted beautiful but scary mysterious creature.
The California Condor is a New World vulture, the largest North American land bird. The plumage is black with patches of white on the underside of the wings and the head is largely bald, with skin color ranging from gray on young birds to yellow and bright orange on breeding adults. Its huge 3.0 m (9.8 ft) wingspan is the largest of any North American bird.
Birds of pray are always fascinated me, every bird has its own unique skill sets. There are wide range of diversity within this group of birds. It is amazing. This sketch is done with Photoshop CS5 and a Wacom tablet. They are my weapon of choices because it is so convenient.

Here is a final sketch of a condor. I spend about 20-25 minutes on it.

condor drawing

condor drawing

Watch a video tutorial how to draw a condor.
*video is uploading, coming soon*

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Below are step by step how I draw this creature, condor. This visual aid will help you while you are watching the video tutorial and when you are drawing along.

how to draw condor

how to draw condor

More creature drawing tutorials
-How to draw golden eagle
-How to draw a vulture
-How to draw falcon

How to draw condor

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.


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