Hawks are hunters, birds of prey known as raptors. Hawks of various sizes are found all over the world.
Falconry, also called hawking, has been a popular sport for centuries. Falconry involves training a hawk to hunt prey on command. Since this was a sport of royalty, falcons were often seen in artwork.
One such example is that of the book De Arte Verandi cum Avibus, or On the Art of Hunting with Birds, written in the 1200s and featuring many illustrations.
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Today, hawks appear in such art forms as sports team mascots and cartoon characters. Included among these are DC Comic's Hawkman and Hawkgirl, and Looney Tunes' Henery Hawk.
Would you like to draw a cartoon hawk? Doing so is easy with the help of this simple drawing guide. All you will need is a pencil, a sheet of paper, and perhaps a good art eraser. You may also wish to employ crayons, colored pencils, paints or markers to shade your finished drawing.
1. Begin by outlining the hawk's head. Do this using one long and one short overlapping, curved line. The overlap will form the bird's brow.
2. Draw the bird's beak. You will use a series of curved lines. Allow the lines to come to a point at each tip of the beak. Enclose the inner portion of the beak using another curved line.
3. Outline the feathers at the base of the bird's neck. Do this using a series of short, curved lines that meet in jagged points.
4. Outline the bird's wing. Use a long curved line for one side of the wing; for the opposite side, draw a series of shorter, overlapping curved lines to indicate the flight feathers.
5. Next, you will outline the hawk's stomach, tail, and far wing. Use a long, curved line for the chest, and another for the belly. Use several curved lines that double back on themselves to form the tail feathers. use another curved line to enclose the far wing.
6. Erase guide lines from the near wing.
7. Enclose the legs. For each leg, use a series of short curved lines, indicating the feathers at the bottom of the leg. Then, draw the feet. Use a long, curved line to draw each toe, allowing the line to double back on itself. Enclose three toes on each foot - two facing forwards and two facing backwards.
8. Draw a talon, or claw, on the end of each toe. For each talon, use two curved lines to enclose an irregular, slanted triangle. Detail the toes by banding them with short, curved lines.
9. Complete your hawk by drawing the eyes and tongue. For each eye, you will draw three circular shapes - a very small circle within a small oval within a larger oval. This forms the eye itself, the pupil, and the gleam in the hawk's eye. Draw a curved, loosely "S" shaped line, above the eye. End the line with another short, curved line. Draw a small oval on the beak to indicate the nostril. Draw a curved line through the open mouth to distinguish the inside of the mouth. Then, use a curved line to enclose the irregular shape of the tongue. Finally, draw a short, curved line to detail the center of the tongue.
10. Color your cartoon hawk. Most hawks, eagles, and other raptors come in shades of brown, cream, red, and orange. Don't forget to check out our other fun avian drawing guides, including the peacock, a hummingbird, and a penguin.
According to the Encyclopaedia Britannica , the cross is "the principal symbol of the Christian religion." Millions of people wear a cross on a necklace or employ the cross in body art or to decorate their homes, vehicles, or clothing.
The cross as a symbol has a long history spanning numerous non-Christian religions. Simple X or + marks are found in prehistoric cave drawings. In ancient Egypt, the cross-like ankh or crux ansata - translated "cross with a handle - was often depicted in the hand of the pharaoh or of various deities. It was used both as a fertility symbol and to represent life. W. E. Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words also notes that the cross or t was used as a symbol for the Chaldean god Tammuz.
For 300 years after the founding of Christianity, there is no historical evidence of the use of this symbol in worship. It came into popularity when promoted by Roman Emperor Constantine, between 306 and 337 A.D. Throughout the Middle Ages in Europe, the cross was used as a religious symbol. The design, for example, adorned the shields of knights and crusaders. The cross also appears in much of the religious artwork from the sixth century onward, appearing in paintings, on the cover and pages of religious texts, and in architecture, especially of churches.
Would you like to draw your own cross? The stylized cross in this easy, step-by-step drawing tutorial features a rose wound about it.
All you will need is a pencil, a piece of paper, and an eraser. Note that in each step, new lines are highlighted in blue, while lines drawn in previous steps are shown in black. At times, you will need to erase lines in order to complete the step. You may also wish to use colored pencils, crayons, markers, or paints to shade your finished drawing.
The type of bone typically rendered in cartoons - and in this drawing guide - is known as a long bone. Long bones are hard and dense. They give the body strength and structure and are used to help you move around. Long bones can be found in the arms, legs, wrist, ankle, and fingers. The thigh bone, or femur, is a long bone.
Long bones and filled with both yellow and red bone marrow. Red marrow produces blood cells and yellow marrow is used to store fats.
Why do we feed bones to dogs? Bones contain minerals and nutrients. They also satisfy a dog's desire to chew, which in turn helps clean their teeth. Additionally, the dog food that we feed our pets today was not invented until 1860. For thousands of years, family dogs were simply fed table scraps. This often included bones and undesirable portions of meat.
Would you like to give a dog a bone? This easy, step-by-step dog bone drawing guide is here to help you draw one. All you will need is a sheet of paper and a pen, pencil, or marker. You can use this same bone drawing guide to depict a skeleton, a dinosaur dig, or the flag on a pirate ship.
The Pokémon franchise has been popular among children, teenagers, and even adults for over two decades, beginning with the release of the first Pokémon video game in 1996, and the television series in 1997. Today, with new technologies such as the Pokémon Go! app for tablets and smartphones, the characters have retained their immense popularity.
Pikachu is perhaps everyone's favorite character. Pikachu is an electric mouse Pokémon, capable of blasting lighting from his cheeks. He, along with his trainer, Ash Ketchum, is the star of the movies and television show.
Would you like to draw your very own Pikachu? Now you can, using this easy, step-by-step drawing tutorial.
All you will need is paper and a writing implement, such as a pencil, pen, or marker. You may also want to gather crayons, colored pencils, or markers to color your finished drawing.
Each step in the drawing guide is accompanied by an illustration. The new marks in each step are highlighted in blue. Draw your lines lightly at first, as you will need to erase some of your original lines as you complete your sketch.
Are you ready to begin your very own Pokémon adventure? Pikachu, I choose you!