How to Draw An Eagle. Eagles are one of the world’s most magnificent and regal bird species. These predators have a sense of pride and power over them, and the bald eagle is even the national bird of the United States.
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While small rodents do not universally love eagles, they are certainly adored by many bird lovers.
If you have been fascinated by the eagle and want to draw one, we have the instructions for you.
We created this 7 easy step-drawing eagle guide to help you draw this incredible bird of prey!
How to Draw An Eagle
In this first step of our guide to drawing an eagle, we’ll start with your eagle’s head and beak.
First, you can create the eagle’s neck using a curved line. Next, carefully draw some thinner curved lines to shape the slightly open beak as it appears in the reference image.
Let’s add the eye and wing for this step to continue drawing the eagle. The eye is a simple black circle with some white inside.
Don’t forget to add a line for the nostril! So, it’s time for the first wing. This starts with a long, curved line extending from the neck’s end.
You can trim it down with many jagged edges for the wing feathers.
However, the feathers should become less sharp and jagged the further down you go, and towards the end of the wing, they should start to look more like bumps.
Eagles are so much more than a head and wing, so in this step of our how-to-draw-an-eagle guide, let’s start with your eagle’s body.
First, carefully draw a curved line along the eagle’s beak. You will end up with straighter lines forming the thighs as they appear in the reference image. Once you are satisfied, we can move on to the next step!
You have already drawn one wing for the eagle drawing, so that we will draw another in this step.
This wing is on the other side of the body and is slightly smaller to show perspective. It will also be very similar to the wing you drew earlier.
Once you have this design, you can add a broad tail using two straight lines connected by an irregular line to suggest feathers.
Eagles are famous for many things, and one of them is their efficiency as predators. They use their sharp claws to grab prey before they even know what’s going on!
Your eagle needs claws, so let’s draw some in this step of our how-to-draw eagle guide.
As you can see in our reference image, they start thin for the leg and then extend into sharp, curved lines for the ends of the claws. When the claws are complete, your eagle drawing will take shape!
You are almost ready for the coloring phase of your eagle drawing! We’re going to be adding many lines in this step, and while it may look intimidating in the reference image, it will be easier than you think.
Details can make all the difference in an image, even if they are simple. The feather details mainly focus on the wings to give them some depth.
You can use sharp curved lines in a row to create feather detail and extend some lines from the tips.
Finally, feel free to add as little detail as you like to the rest of your eagle drawing! We’ve focused most of the detailing on our eagle’s body and tail, but feel free to add as much detail as you think looks good!
Your eagle has been drawn, and the fun part of coloring in your beautiful drawing comes!
For this step, let your creativity run free and use your favorite colors and artistic means to complete it.
Eagles come in many different varieties, which means they come in many colors! You have many options if you want to keep the color scheme realistic, but don’t feel tied to it!
You can also create a stylistic eagle with your favorite bright colors.
Once you’ve decided on your colors, what artistic means will you use to finish them? Will you go for a painterly style with acrylics and watercolors, or go into detail with pens and colored pencils?
Plenty of other options exist; we can’t wait to see what you choose!
Your Eagle Drawing is Finished!