Realistic Pencil Drawing: Grid Drawing - Falcon
In this lesson series, we’ll draw an accurate drawing of a falcon on Canson Heritage hot press watercolor paper with Blackwing pencils using the grid technique.
Lesson 1 - Materials and Grid
In this lesson, we take a quick look at the materials. We explore the grid technique and how to ensure accuracy in a drawing using this technique.
Lesson 2 - Head and Eye
In this lesson, we begin developing the texture and values of the head and eye of the falcon.
Lesson 3 - Body Feathers
In this lesson, we continue working on developing textures, working down the back of the falcon.
Lesson 4 - The Beak
In this lesson, we develop the textures and values of the beak of the bird.
Lesson 5 - Finishing the Falcon
In this lesson, we complete the drawing by addressing the remaining feathers and the background.
- Canson Heritage Hot Press Watercolor Paper (140 lb.)
- Blackwing Graphite Pencils (Pearl, 602, Matte)
- Blending Stumps
- Vinyl or Plastic Eraser
Gridded Photo Reference