Draw a bird day – hawk!

Happy Draw-A-Bird-Day! Last month, I had fun with a few pencil sketches of birds and other animals. Using a classic yellow HB pencil with pink eraser reduced my “expectation anxiety”. I did, however, use 4 different erasers to create this sketch. The pink one and the classic white Staedtler wrapped in blue and the essential kneaded eraser (because I can mold it into any shape and it doesn’t leave any dirty “eraser” worms behind!) and… I got a new eraser: one of those millimetre-thin “mono zero” erasers. Oh, and I drew on white paper; I added the slight beige tint and dark-ish background with Photoshop.

Many months ago, I came across a fantastic photo, by Phoo Chan, of a red-tailed hawk in flight and thought, hmmm, that would be fun to draw. More like scary and super challenging! So I changed my thought to, hmmm, it would be really interesting to just sketch the head and maybe a bit of the chest. I did enjoy noticing the details of the eye and beak and all those different feathers.

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  1. Oh my gosh your drawing is fantastic! It’s so detailed. The eye and expression is amazing! So realistic! Well done!!

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    1. Thank you so much, Deborah! 🙂 I really enjoyed drawing the eye… hawk eyes are so wonderfully intense!

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      1. They are aren’t they. You did a magnificent job of it!

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  2. Lovely detail!

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  3. Oh you are so talented!

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  4. Well done. I love the eye.

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    1. Thanks, Sherry! I gave the eye a little extra TLC. 🙂

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    1. Merci beaucoup, Jérôme! 🙂

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  5. Salut Myriam,

    Superbe ! Le rendu est top, l’œil si vif et décidé, c’est exactement ça ! La photo originale est également à tomber…woaw…
    Merci pour le partage 😉
    A bientôt
    Seb

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    1. Merci, Seb :-)! J’aime ta description – vif et décidé! Et oui, la photo est très spéciale!!!

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  6. you should have a gallery showing of your work Myriam!

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    1. Wow! Thanks for the compliment, Wayne! 🙂 I do feel like I need more drawing practice. But it could be nice to have a little coffee shop exhibit some day.

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  7. This is SO beautiful, Myriam! ❤ I really hope that you're thinking of putting your art in a gallery or exhibit somewhere…that and your equally gorgeous photos. Or selling prints through Zazzle or Society6 or some other similar site!

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    1. Thank you so much, Teresa! ❤ I don't feel ready at the moment to move beyond my "blog exhibit" but I might feel ready some day, if I keep at it. 🙂

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  8. What a stunning drawing, Myriam! 🙂 The hawk seems so alive and has even more intense look in the eye than in the original photo. Fantastic work!!

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    1. Thanks so much, Hanna! I’m happy that you like the drawing. 😊

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