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Harpy Eagle Pencil Rendering1 by HouseofChabrier Harpy Eagle Pencil Rendering1 by HouseofChabrier
11" X 14" Pencil Rendering of a Harpy Eagle. Done with 2B Pencils only because I can't find the 4B and 6B Pencils, and I don't want to go get some unsharpened ones. I've been drawing frogs, but I just wanted to do a companion to the first Eagle Head. I illustrated this from my own photographs taken in Mexico City Zoo, and the back feathers in the headress from A "Mongobay" Photograph I found on the internet. I have photographs of Harpy Eagles bedraggled from rain falling on them, and Shiny and smooth headed with a clear view of the eyes. I also have one with the bird looking directly at the viewer with the Head feathers ruffled, and one in profile but no ruffled feathers. I hope making a composite drawing doesn't violate anyones copyright.
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Elliotmon Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012
this is fuking brilliant ;D i wiwsh i were this talented!!!
narutokyuubi135 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Holy crud. That is aaawesome
HouseofChabrier Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011
Thank you, I love drawing Eagles for they are awesome birds. I appreciate your joy!
kathebat11 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011
beautiful! :'D
Schinkenspicker Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
holy fucking... =0

what a powerfull expression !
HouseofChabrier Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011
Thank you! I love to draw eagles, just because of that expression. They seem to have disdain and a boldness in their eyes that is riveting to me as an artist. I just finished another eagle drawing last night.
aktigerlily Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
OMYGOODNESS I LOVE THIS. some of the best artwork i've seen is pencil art. no colors, no ink, just straight up graphite. they're just so much more... real, ya know?
Deadzonewiggen Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011   Digital Artist
Good drawing!I love the Harpy and eagles
Git23 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011
this is great work!
MichaelDesigns Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Being a pencil artist myself, I should let you know this piece stopped me in my tracks!

11x14 is such an exciting but intense art-board to draw on. Just recently started an 18x24 piece
to take my drawings to a more professional level. 1.5 months later... not even 1/6th of the way

Congrats on your work. We illustrators know how pencil and paper offer glorious victory at the strong
chance of utter disaster.

HouseofChabrier Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011
Thank you. I love eagles, birds, feathers, fish, mammals, plants, animals reptiles, and drawing them so I know what you mean. I bought some 18" x 24" tablets thinking I would go bigger, and have more space, but I actually prefer the 11X 14 or 11X15 smooth Bristol for pencil and pen and ink, vellum bristol sometimes for pencil, and the same sizes for watercolor paper coldpress or hotpress. The larger sizes are just too awkward for everyday drawing. I learned about woodless pencils and totally love them. They go from the H's to 9B and are just wonderful. They sharpen easily with a hand held sharpener, and are coated in a smooth varnish (or something) and are not messy. I'm glad you like the Harpy eagle. Try the woodless pencils I think it will help your work go faster.
MichaelDesigns Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
EXCELLENT! Thank you for the direction! And best wishes!
cheetahsintheearth Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010
This looks great! would you mind submitting this to #Harpy-Haven? its a new group. and i'd love if you could join!
BanMag Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Very good
Mphoenix169 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Wow!! Very crisp!!! Great work!
HouseofChabrier Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009
Thank you very much I love to render Eagles and birds of prey, plus everything else in this universe...
MetalHarpey Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome drawing!
it looks very real
instant :+fav:!
copperarabian Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009  Student Photographer
they are so incredible :love: your drawing is great.
fractalhead Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2008
exqiusite detail!
chellevaper Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Truely outstanding detail :wow:
Yasny-chan Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2008
i love the detail on the feathers!
aeryael Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2008   Digital Artist
You do feathers so realistically, you could just touch them.
I love how eagles have such expressive looks. You could swear they're in deep thoughts... There's something about them that really makes us relate them to the soul...
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Submitted on
September 17, 2008
Image Size
1.2 MB


236 (who?)

Camera Data

PENTAX Corporation
PENTAX Optio Z10
Shutter Speed
1/30 second
Focal Length
6 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Sep 17, 2008, 4:31:42 AM