Learn how to draw a great looking Eagle with easy, step-by-step drawing instructions, and video tutorial.
By following the simple steps, you too can easily draw a perfect Eagle.
Spread your wings and draw an eagle in flight. This easy, step-by-step bald eagle drawing guide is here to show you how.
Eagles are among the biggest birds of prey. They have sharp curved beaks, large wings, and feet with sharp claws called talons.
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Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing an Eagle
How to Draw a Great Looking Eagle for Kids, Beginners, and Adults - Step 1
1. Begin the eagle outline by sketching the head. Use curved lines to draw the double-pointed beak, noting the overlapping lines that differentiate the upper and lower portions of the beak.
Outline the shape of the eye, then enclose successively smaller circles within it. Shade the smallest to indicate the pupil.
Then, extend curved lines from the beak to outline the head. Connect them with a series of short lines that meet at jagged points.
Learn more about how to draw an eagle head.
Easy Eagle Drawing - Step 2
2. From the base of the head, extend a long curved line. This outlines the top of one wing. Double the line back on itself to form the first of the large flight feathers.
Easy Eagle Drawing - Step 3
3. Draw a series of connected “U” shaped lines at the base of the flight feather. Then, use long “U” shaped lines to draw two more flight feathers.
Easy Eagle Drawing - Step 4
4. Draw more flight feathers. Then, draw another series of connected curved lines in the middle of the wing.
Easy Eagle Drawing - Step 5
5. Use a series of overlapping curved lines to enclose more flight feathers along the trailing edge of the wing.
Easy Eagle Drawing - Step 6
6. Extend long curved lines from the back of the wing and the base of the neck. Connect them with a series of small, connected “U” shaped lines.
This outlines the bird’s body and tail. Add a feathered texture to the wing and chest by drawing small “U” shaped lines.
Easy Eagle Drawing - Step 7
7. Extend a long curved line from the top of the head to trace the leading edge of the remaining wing. Double the line back itself at the end.
Then, draw a series of connected “U” shaped lines from the side of the wing.
Add More Details to Your Eagle Picture - Step 8
8. Use overlapping curved lines to draw the flight feathers, and a series of connected “U” shaped lines to add more feathers to the wings.
Complete the Outline of Your Eagle Drawing - Step 9
9. Use overlapping curved lines to draw the remaining flight feathers and complete the outline of the wing.
Color Your Eagle Drawing
Your eagle outline is now complete. Color your character. If it’s a bald eagle, color the beak yellow and all the feathers except for the head brown.
Other eagle species come in various shades of brown, reddish brown, gray, and gold.
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