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Eagle Head Bust

Eagle Head Bust

Drawn entirely out of my head with no reference in Photoshop

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artwork, black and white, cartoon, concept art, digital painting, eagles, expressions, tonal, variations

Bald Eagle Head Variations

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I was trying to figure out how to experiment with various eagle face beak and eye shapes. Then when surfing the net I saw some concept art for a RPG in which the artist had drawn a ‘base’ head and just experimented with different facial parts on that base head instead of drawing each face by scratch. That was pure genius, so I thought, why don’t I try that technique on my eagle?! I mind is blown on how useful this designing method works. I know concept artists have been doing this to the end of time, I feel kind of stupid for not discovering this earlier and trying this one my design work. I am also returning to tone (value) sketch such as this one. I feel encumbered by using solely lines in my sketches. Time to step up to the plate