The Seattle Seahawks' logo, like many sports teams' logos, is edgy and dynamic to convey the strength of the team. Its precise diagonals and accelerating curved shapes are intentionally designed to give that particularly intense feel. The Seahawks logo borrows some of its style from the native tribal art that is unique to Washington and the Pacific Northwest. You can learn to draw the Seahawk by practicing a few basic steps.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
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Things you need
- Drawing paper
- Coloured markers or paint
Look at the logo. It will be essential to be able to see the logo in order to draw it.
Draw the outline of the entire logo. Start by using a ruler to draw the long horizontal line along the bottom. Draw the upward curve on the bottom-left corner and use the ruler again to draw the diagonal up the left side. Follow the slight curve down the top-left corner and use a ruler to draw the horizontal line along the top. Continue by drawing the curved brow and hooked beak. Notice the subtle contour shapes as you draw. Sketch lightly and freely so you can sculpt the curves into place and erase when necessary. Drawing the perimeter accurately is important because it serves as the framework for the rest of the detailed drawing inside.
Outline the shape in the bottom-left section of the logo (it is a lighter blue colour). Draw the bottom contour of the top section of the head and neck (this part is Navy blue). Follow that line down, over and behind the eye and down to the bottom. Continue sketching lightly and freely so you can adjust the lines into place. Do not expect to place them perfectly on your first attempt. Good drawing often comes from working loosely while pushing the lines into their proper places.
Draw the details around the eye and beak. Try drawing the small semicircle of the eye first, making sure it is the proper distance behind the top arch of the brow. Then add the lines at increasing distances from the eye while using it as a reference point. The logo is a very precise image so it will likely take much erasing and subtly moving lines until they look right.
Add colour. Once you have sketched the shapes into place in pencil, you can insert the colours onto their accurate linear scaffolding. Maintain precise edges and flat colours if you want to conserve the simple intensity of the logo.
Tips and warnings
- Sports logos are often very precise, so drawing them can be challenging and develops precise drawing skills.
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