View Full Version : Sparrow Hawk

06-07-2003, 05:33 PM
This is on 9 x 12 Bristol board. I actually drew this picture a long time ago, but it was on typewriter paper so I decided to redraw it on better paper cause I loved the picture. Hope you like it. All C/C welcome.


prairie painter
06-07-2003, 05:49 PM
I did a watercolor of one of these guys awhile back- don't they have the most amazing eyes?
This is really beautiful, and you captured a great pose. And all that stippling! Whew!

06-07-2003, 06:01 PM
Thanks Mary. I love them. I love all hawks and eagles. I think they are so beautiful and they all have such intense eyes.

marilyn h
06-07-2003, 06:19 PM
"Your bothering me!" Very nice!

06-07-2003, 08:48 PM
Hey Marilyn. Why for do I bother you.....lol. Thank you, I think. hehehe.:D

06-07-2003, 09:25 PM
Excellent texture on the wood post and the feathers. The hawk definitely has an attitude!


06-07-2003, 09:29 PM
Thanks Jerry. He does have a look about him doesn't he.

06-07-2003, 10:43 PM
Oh, Sharon, this is awesome! I'm so glad you re-drew him and shared with us.

06-07-2003, 10:59 PM
WOW! Sharon - this is gorgeous - your wood looks incredible!!!:clap: :clap:

06-08-2003, 12:02 AM
Thank you so much Monica...:)

Thanks a lot Jamie....:D

06-08-2003, 02:01 AM
Just AWSOME Sharon. Wonderful stippling. Gorgeous pose. The wood is great. What more can I say...... I love it:clap: :clap: :clap:

06-08-2003, 02:40 AM
Like it??? You are much too modest. I love this! I find my eyes just dancing all over this. The texture in the wood, the feathers and the expression. This is just great! I am new to this kind of work. Can you tell me how you did this piece?

Did you draw it with pencil first? How much of it is stippled? What kind of pen did you use? What is bristol board and how does it differ from paper?

Thank you for sharing this!

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06-08-2003, 05:53 AM
Wonderful work, Sharon.

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06-08-2003, 09:46 AM
:clap: BRAVO SHARON!!! :clap: GREAT job on the feathers and the wood textures!! A STUNNING piece of ink art!! :D:)

06-08-2003, 02:19 PM
Sharon it is wonderful, I love the eyes and all the stippling you did. Very well done.

06-08-2003, 02:47 PM

You are a artist of many talents!!!! Gorgeous!! Just plain gorgeous...You picked up his attitude marvelously and what can I say about the textures and dotz that everyone already hasn't said. OMG Girl!!! cp, line, AND dotz....you are GOOD. :d


06-08-2003, 04:21 PM
LOL This is great. He looks cold, wet, and really pi$$ed off at the person who is "bothering him"

06-08-2003, 08:19 PM
yes,sharon-fabu! love the painstaking care to this one-and the departure in style-woman of many talents!:clap: :clap: :clap: ...roy

06-09-2003, 01:33 AM
Wow!! Sharon :D :clap: :clap: yet another little voice echoing - Stunning ...Awesome - beautifully rendered!!

Cheers Dahzl :D

06-09-2003, 08:40 AM
GOSH, I'm overwhelmed by all the wonderful comments. You guys are just so great. Makes a girl feel like she can do anything.

Thank you so much Chris.

Thanks Omman. Yes, I first sketched it out with pencil, then did the basic outline work(feathers, stump). Then I did his eyes and blocked in all the black spots and then did all the lines in his feathers. After that I worked on the wood. I just sort of scratched quickly with the pen to get the dark areas of wood and drew the dark cracks and stippled over the scratched in lines to give it more depth. The stump has scribbled lines with stippling over it for the barklike areas. That is pretty much it. The stippling is pretty much only on the wood with just a little on his face. I used a Micron 01 and an .005. Strathmore Vellum Bristol board is paper, just a thicker almost cardboard textured paper that you buy in pads. It is great for P&I and CP and drawing. I hope this helps.... :D

Thanks seejay.

Wow Murray. You make my head spin. Thank you so very much for such wonderful comments. I really really appreciate this comming from you.:)

Thanks a lot dolors.

Hey Danny, Gee you are making me blush. What nice things to say. Thank you very much.

Thanks Kitaye. He does look a little ticked off doesn't he.. lol

Thanks so very much Roy...:)

Thanks a lot for the kind words Dahzl.

06-09-2003, 10:40 PM
Thanks Sharon for sharing with me how you did this piece! :D

06-10-2003, 12:35 AM
:clap: :clap: Talk about photo realism:D It reminds me of sepia photos. Your range of value is perfecto! I can see why you wanted to redo the piece on good paper.

orchid black
06-10-2003, 01:48 AM
I love the values and textures in this piece! It always amazes me when I see a piece done with a true love of the medium and subject. Truly incredible work.

06-10-2003, 09:00 AM
You're very welcome Omman....:D

Thank you very much sassy. What a wonderful comment. Your opinion means a lot to me...:)

WOW, thank you very much Orchid for such kind words.:D

06-10-2003, 10:18 AM
Beautiful job, Sharon!! I love his fuzzy head!!

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06-10-2003, 12:22 PM
I actually made an "umph"-sound out loud when I saw that lol! It that good! :D :clap: :clap: :clap:

06-10-2003, 05:31 PM
Thanks a lot mel...:D

LOL.. Thank you very much captan...:D

06-11-2003, 08:34 AM
Very, very nice, Sharon. You succeeded in illustrating a wide range of textures, and a definite attitude. :) Certainly something that anyone would be proud to say they did, and show with pride.

06-12-2003, 06:23 PM
Sharon... that is so wonderful!! I knew you used pen and ink, but not to that level!! Amazing detail.. I hope you frame this one and find a nice place to hang it up (Like my place!! ha, ha)


06-13-2003, 08:35 AM
Thank you so very much Oldthumbs for the nice comments.

Hey Jester. What a very nice thing to say. I do plan on framing it and hanging it. It is one of my favorite things I have done. Thank you..:D