I started by adding some lighting in the background. From there I’ll grab most of my shading and highlight colors.
Don’t know about you but I always like to start with the eyes. Since, I hope they will grab you attention first. Then I added some basic shading to the hawks body.
Avery caught my attention this morning so I decided to try and finish her to give you an idea of where I am going with this. I blocked in the shading then spent the last 4 hours blending.
I will be adding more images as I find the time to spend in my studio.
Have an artful day!