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Before I'm away for the weekend, I thought I'd leave you with this new design and a few thoughts.

I was recently inspired to draw-up a falcon image and while working it out I chose to think metacognitively about my process. What follows are a list of some of the thoughts that were........thunk.

1. Lets see what a falcon looks like

  • Search for falcon images

2. Falcons have big eyes and a small beak compared to eagles and hawks, that's a distiguishing feature

  • Draw out the shape of a basic falcon head

3. An angled pose would be most dynamic

  • Search falcon in stoop or stooping falcon
  • stooping is a funny word
  • Add more slant to composition

4. They almost have an innocent look to them

5. Try to keep some of the innocent look

6. I wanna keep that ring around the eye, that's a distiguishing feature

7. Since the eye doesn't have much anger, what makes them scary?

  • They are FAST..... lightning shapes
  • They have a black colored eye... no yellow in the eye itself like hawks and eagles, that's a distiguishing feature
  • Search falcon screeching

8. Erase closed beak, draw in open mouth

9. Keep dark portion of beak, that's a distiguishing feature

10. Work in the dark shape in the feather colors on the face

11. Huh, that doesn't look half bad

 

FalconA.pngFalconB.png

 

References used:

F14.jpgfalcon16-792x528.jpgfalcon-flying-1280x800-wide-wallpapers.jpgimages.jpgwwperegrine03.jpg

 

 

 

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I like. Nice job.

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Gosh dang, send that to my school now please, you could pair that with the alternate marks i've made ;). That blows the falcon logo I made out of the water!! Im taking a break from my logo but damn yours makes me want to improve mine so bad.

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I'm not crazy about the shape of the back of the head it feels more eagley than  falcony to me. 

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On 2/10/2017 at 3:27 PM, tigerslionspistonshabs said:

I like. Nice job.

On 2/10/2017 at 8:50 PM, H11K said:

Gosh dang, send that to my school now please, you could pair that with the alternate marks i've made ;). That blows the falcon logo I made out of the water!! Im taking a break from my logo but damn yours makes me want to improve mine so bad.

Thank You

 

On 2/10/2017 at 11:02 PM, 8BW14 said:

I'm not crazy about the shape of the back of the head it feels more eagley than  falcony to me. 

Thank you for the input. Could you be more specific?

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10 minutes ago, hettinger_rl said:

Thank you for the input. Could you be more specific?

I think it's mostly the way the feathers flip up at the back. It makes the head feel longer and a falcon has a shorter rounder head. I get that you're going for a fast aggressive look and you've achieved that, but the back of the head feels off to me.

 

Im thinking an aggressive lighting bolt shape at the back of the head would convey the speed you're shooting for and shorten up the head a little bit.

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