Falconry& Raptor Art By Jeff Alkire



"A Sunny Day For Michael"

This picture was created as a gift for the artists falconry sponsor Michael Yachcik shown here with his redtail hawk Sunny.



Commissioning a work gives you the opportunity to own and enjoy a unique art image of your special bird and hunting partner. Commissioned work can also make a very special gift or fundraising piece that someone can enjoy for many years to come. Once you have a commission done you may also have prints or custom note cards printed with your drawing on them.

All original works are done in graphite on Strathmore 80lb acid free 50% recycled paper. Upon completion pictures are coated with a non-yellowing protective coating to prevent smearing or damage. Framing your portrait under glass with acid free matting will help add to its longevity.


I have established some basic prices, which are listed below. Base pricing is based on a single stand-alone subject with no background. Base prices are as follows…

9”x11.5” Head Study   -  $150.00

9”x11.5” Full Body  -  $200.00

More complex works are available upon request, and will be priced on an individual basis. These would include backgrounds, multiple subjects, collages, and larger drawing sizes.

Getting Started

Contact me so we can discuss the specifics of your particular piece. Once we have established what you are looking for, I will need a good quality photo of the subject, preferably in a digital format. This allows me to incorporate more detail into a work and portray the truest essence of the subject. I try to only draw what I can see. This insures that you receive a portrait of your bird and not some generic picture of a hawk. If I feel the photos provided are not suitable, I will contact you so we can find the right photos to create the best image possible. Any resource material you send me will be returned to you with the final drawing. If the photographs you provide happen to be copyrighted, you will also need to provide written permission to use them signed by the photographer.

The Process

Please note that my drawings are not intended to be a photocopy but are created as an artistic interpretation of the photos provided. Once I have completed the drawing I will send an email proof copy for your review and comment. This allows you the opportunity to make sure you are getting a product which you are happy with.

I do not require a deposit, however once you approve the proof drawing, full payment, including shipping & handling must be received before the final work is shipped to you.  I do, however, guarantee satisfaction.  If, for any reason, you are not 100% satisfied,  you may return the undamaged drawing within 30 days for a complete refund of your purchase price, less shipping & handling.  In such an event, I retain the right of ownership and can display and/or sell the work as I see fit. I hold copyright for all works and may use them for advertising and products. Copyrighted works cannot be reproduced without my written permission.

Please allow 4 to 6 weeks for completion of your portrait from the time I receive and accept your photos.  The time to completion may vary also depending on the complexity of your portrait and the number of commissions on which I am currently working.  If you have a special date in mind, please let me know and I will do my best to accommodate your time requirements.

All prices quoted are in US Dollars and do not include shipping and handling or 6% Michigan State Sales Tax (if applicable).  All drawings will be shipped within the continental United States via UPS standard ground transportation unless requested otherwise.  Delivery from shipping date will vary from one to ten business days depending you your distance from Michigan.  Shipping charges are determined by weight, size and territory and range from $10 up. Overseas and expedited delivery can be arranged for an additional charge.



Please note that all artwork on this site is the copyrighted property of the artist. Copying or reproducing any items without written consent from the artist is prohibited under law.