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How to draw an american eagle with a pencil?

  • They form pairs and remain faithful to each other for many years, and often the term of their joint existence extends throughout life,
  • Bald eagles do not favor human companies and try to stay away from settlements,
  • This species of hawks is listed in the Red Book of Russia,
  • Eagles became the state symbol of America in 1782, and since then, the image of the bird is the emblem of the country.

In fact, there is much more to tell about these amazing powerful predator birds, but we didn’t come here for a biology lesson, but for a “drawing lesson” to learn how to draw bald eagles. This is what we are going to do now! The instruction is short - only 8 steps along with coloring. And we will not draw this bird to its full height, but only its head with a keen piercing gaze!

How to draw a bald eagle - national bird of the USA

1 - According to established tradition, we sketch - we create approximate contours of the head and neck of the bird, including the beak and eyes.

2 - Draw a rounded sharp beak.

3 - The contours of our heads will be feathered - an example right in front of you - outline the back of the head:

4 - And now draw a formidable look escaping from under the frowning "eyebrow" of the bird.

5 - The head of the eagle is white, and we will now close its feathered contours.

6 - Following the contours, draw a nostril in the beak, and also select the feathers of the head and neck in small smooth stripes.

7 - Erase the sketch and evaluate your own result. Already now your drawing should look like our bird.

8 - The last stage is the coloring of the bald eagle. The example is a little dark, you can make the head a little brighter and the eye brighter.

The step-by-step lesson in drawing the US national bird - the blond eagle is completed. And this formidable flying predator joins the parrots and the toucan. Be with us and do not forget to subscribe, so as not to miss interesting publications on our website!

Work Stages:

Step 1. We draw a circle that will serve as the basis for building the head of the bird. Place it in the center of the sheet:

Step 2 Add an oval that will intersect with the circle in the center. An oval will help in drawing the beak. Accordingly, the beak is located on the right side of the sheet:

Step 3 Add the eye so that it appears on the left edge of the oval and in the center of the circle. On the left side of the eyes we sharpen the lines, because there the feathers will touch (we outline this element in advance). From the eye we add lines that will smoothly flow to the base of the beak:

Step 4 Now you can safely go to the beak itself. The upper and lower parts of the beak differ in their width and shape. The upper part is larger and longer than the lower one, and it is sharpened and lowered to the edge so that it closes the bottom. On the top of the beak, mark with lines the place where the feathers and nostrils began to grow:

Step 6 We pass to the eye of the bird. The pupil will draw an oval shape, placing it vertically. Around him add an iris. On the edge we thicken the lines and make them darker, by clicking on the pencil:

Step 7 On the iris, we draw lines from the edge to the pupil so that the eye looks more natural. Around add more feathers, enhancing the tone:

Step 8 The place around the eye will be one of the darkest, so do not be afraid to apply maximum strokes and shadows:

Step 9 First, we focus on the nostril and parted mouth. First of all, we will draw them, because they will be similar in tone to the eye, so it’s easier to draw a shadow, starting from the darkest to the lightest. We also apply strokes to the base of the beak, leave the edges untouched for now:

Step 11 Feathers are applied over the entire surface of the head. We outline them in the form of pointed corners. It is also important to draw them in the shape of the head so that they do not stick out in different directions:

Step 12 Dark feathers will be located under the beak, due to the falling shadow. In this part, the feathers are slightly shorter and smaller than on the head:

Step 13 We turn to the feathers on the head. Draw a light shadow at the joints and corners of the feathers. We work through the entire surface, but leave the edges light:

Step 14 We amplify the tone, working on the entire same area, but do not darken too much, because it is not for nothing that they call the bird a “bald eagle”:

Step 15 With the flat part of the eraser, gently erase the edges of the feathers on the head to remove lines that are too sharp and sticking out (along the contour):

Step 16 Add contrast, highlighting the features of the bird. We focus on the eyes, nose and beak:

Step 17 Under the head we will make a sharp transition in the color of the feathers. In the neck, the feathers sharply turn black, so you can take a soft simple pencil and work through this area:

Step 18 The last step is to further enhance the contrast with a soft simple pencil, making the picture voluminous. Done!

Looking at the profile of the bald eagle, which we learned to draw, we can no doubt say that this bird combines courage and courage. And that means, we managed not only draw american eaglebut also convey his character