How To Draw an Eagle

In this drawing lesson we’ll show you how to draw an Eagle in 8 easy steps. This Free step by step lesson progressively builds upon each previous step until you get to the final rendering of the Eagle.

This is a simple lesson designed for beginners and kids. Feel free to print this page and use as a drawing tutorial.

Here are some interesting facts about the Eagle you might find interesting.

  1. Most of the 60 species of eagles exist in Eurasia and Africa.
  2. They have extremely keen eyesight which enables them to spot potential prey from a very long distance.
  3. Many species lay two eggs, but the older, larger chick frequently kills its younger sibling once it has hatched. The parents take no action to stop the killing.
  4. The eaglets do not develop adult markings until their third year, when they leave parental protection and seek their own mates and territories.
  5. Their nests can become enormous, measuring up to ten feet across and weighing well over 1,000 pounds.

Step 1: Start by drawing the outline of the beak.

Step 2: Draw the top of the head.

Step 3: Draw the lower chest and beginning section of the wing.

Step 4: Add the wing feathers and lower legs.

Step 5: Complete the lower outline of the wing.

Step 6: Add some wing details and start the sketching in the claws.

Step 7: Finish the talons and add some feather details.

Step 8: Add the eyes, beak details and finalize the talons by adding some claws and you’re finished drawing this Eagle.

Here’s a quick 1:30 min video showing you how to Draw a Flying Eagle step-by-step.