Red Shouldered Hawk
There's a story that goes along with this drawing, a day in the life from the view of the hawk itself. You can read it here.
All these predatory birds have an intensity and conscious awareness that has always fascinated me. This is one of my largest hawk drawings, as I didn't like to make things larger than life size at the time. This hawk has an impatient, hungry look to it. When I begin drawing a hawk, I typically do the eyes first, finishing them to a high degree of detail before I move on to the rest of the picture. This way, if I'm not happy with the way the eye looks, I can start another drawing with less lost effort. And if that critical part turns out well, the rest of the drawing usually follows suit. This drawing turned out very nicely, and I am quite happy with it.
Prints of this drawing are available at the full 11 x 14 " size for $75. If interested, please drop me a note.