My Hero Academia

How to Draw Keigo Takami Hawks from My Hero Academia Step by Step Tutorial

We are back with yet another hot character from My Hero Academia if you are looking for some anime art guidance. Now there are many cute anime boys to draw, but how can we forget about the man who is too fast for his own good, the one and only Keigo Takami AKA Hawks with his fierce wings and cocky personality who has basically made his place permanent at pretty top of the popularity poll of My Hero Academia universe. Voiced by none other than Nakamura Yuuichi, who has voiced famous characters as Satoru Gojo, Tetsurou Kuroo and Guren Ichinose; we can’t help but simp for our Number 2 Pro Hero Hawks.


However chill and carefree attitude we have witnessed of Hawks, he has a past that tends to garner nothing but compassion and sympathy from us. Just like Shoto Todoroki, Hawks was a child born from consequences and definitely not out of love. Keigo's father is a wanted murderer, and his mother sheltered him and thus he was conceived. Because of this, he's been locked inside the family home because his father feared he would reveal the truth to the authorities. Having no love or companionship, Keigo grows up lonely. Having been isolated, he grows up believing heroes are just fictional characters due to the amount of time he spent watching television. He was beaten up when he tried to sneak outside after feeling a tingling sensation on his feathers. His father told Keigo that he could be free if Keigo had not been born because he thought he was ratting him out. Keigo's parents continuously abused him until Endeavor was able to capture his father.

Hawks' hardships did not end with his father's imprisonment. The young child and his mother lived on the streets because they did not know how to survive in the society. In response to his suggestion to go to the police, his mother tells him he must get them some money no matter what he does, so he flies to save people from a high-speed car accident, thus attracting the attention of the Hero Public Safety Commission. Afterwards, the agency bribes his mother to develop him into a deception master and infiltrator.

 Keigo was ranked 3rd of Japan's Pro Heroes, before taking the spot of No. 2 after All Might's retirement. When he was eighteen years old, Keigo became one of the top 10 Pro Heroes before taking No. 3 spot in the four years that followed, making him the youngest top Pro Hero as well as the fastest to reach such a high ranking in Japan.


Keigo is fast and cunning with an incredible skill over the use of his Quirk, Fierce Wings, which he primarily uses for flight, high-speed combat, and enabling his allies to move more freely. Keigo's Quirk grants him a pair of large, bright red, feathery wings on his back. These wings allow him to fly, and he can telekinetically control the movement and nature of each individual feather with ease, enabling him to harden them into a blade-like state and/or shoot them as projectiles, as well as control their speed and trajectory. The feathers are considerably strong; with just a single feather he is capable of carrying a medium-sized object, such as a rock or a human being, as well as use multiple feathers to carry larger objects. With his many feathers, he is easily able to carry multiple loads at once. He can also feel the vibrations in the air through them in a manner similar to echolocation, allowing him to sense people's locations. As Keigo sheds more feathers, his wings gradually shrink, impairing his ability to fly. When he loses all his feathers, it takes at least two days for them to grow halfway back, which can be a considerable drawback. His feathers are not of infinite quantity and prove to be lacking in abundance during certain occasions. Keigo has mentioned that he does not have enough feathers to hold up a collapsing building, but does have enough to evacuate the victims from said building. Aside from the limited feather quantity, the biggest weakness of Fierce Wings is fire, as it can burn Keigo's feathers, severely impairing his mobility.


Hawks is far from being a traitor. Hawks plays a crucial role in the raid on the Paranormal Liberation Front's hideout by the Hero Association, and so he joins the League of Villains under the guise and he pretends to agree with their ideology. As it turns out, however, this is not the case. His only task is to prove his loyalty to the Hero Public Safety Commission by being a double agent and infiltrating the League of Villains, including selling Endeavor's location for a Nomu attack and directly facing Best Jeanist as his final test. After that, he takes Beast Jeanist's body to Dabi. Hawks infiltrates the League of Villains and observes them absorb the Meta Liberation Army in order to form the Paranormal Liberation Front, collecting data slowly and meticulously while also giving them sensitive information on pro heroes and the Hero Association. Since Hawks is being tracked and monitored, he isn't able to directly relay the information to Endeavour when he has enough information about the Paranormal Liberation Front. As an alternative, he relies on Endeavor to recognize his unnatural behavior and uses the Meta Liberation War book. It is Endeavor who orchestrates a raid, resulting in heavy losses on both sides.


STEP – 1 : Drawing baselines

The first step of any anime drawing, including Hawks fanart, requires you to draw the basic guidelines, which include a circle, a vertical straight line and four horizontal straight lines.

STEP – 2 : Drawing baselines II

Step 2 is basically a continuation of step 1 of your anime boy drawing, Hawks. You need to put four equal dividers on the first horizontal line for Hawks’ eyes, add two smaller vertical lines under the circle for the neck,  shoulder guidelines on both sides of the circle and finally two slanted straight lines for Hawks’ wings.

STEP – 3 : Drawing anime eyes / Drawing Hawks’ eyes

In this step you’re going to Hawks’ beautiful, sharp and precisely lined eyes along with his thick feather-like eyebrows in between the dividers you have put on the first horizontal line. Don’t forget to draw the nose on the vertical line and the mouth on the third horizontal line.