Learn how to draw a eagle flying by following along with this helpful drawing guide.
Grab some art supplies and follow along with these basic 6 drawing steps. You’ll learn the fundamentals for drawing an eagle flying.
This lesson only takes about 20 minutes and includes a pdf you can easily print or download. The pdf lesson even contains a coloring-book-like page with just the line art. This pairs perfectly with crayons or colored pencils. It’s wonderful for very young kids requiring extra guidance and simply looking to shade in an eagle flying.
Trying to learn to draw is much more fun when you have a clear lesson to reference. Keep practicing!
- Drawing Paper
- Crayons or Colored Pencils
- Black Marker (optional)
- How to Draw a Eagle Flying Printable PDF (see bottom of lesson)
In this tutorial, we will start with a new piece of paper and discover how to draw a eagle flying in 6 illustrative steps. It’s best if we proportion out the proportions of each of the drawn parts of the eagle flying.
Time Needed: 20 minutes
Draw The Base
First let’s draw a small oblong shape in the middle of the paper.
Add The Head
Then, let us add the head on the left side, complete with the beak and the eyes.
Details On The Left Wing
For this part, we would draw horizontal curved lines and then small vertical curved lines below for the feather.
Details On The Right Wing
Then, we will draw the right wing in full detail. Do not be afraid to spread its wings, like in the sample.
Add The Feet And Tail
Lastly, we would the tail on the right side of the body and then the feet below.
Complete Your Drawing
The eagle has a combination of brown, white and orange colors.
How to Draw a Eagle Flying PDF Download
Click the link below to view or download this drawing lesson. The PDF is a printable drawing lesson for How to Draw a Eagle Flying. The last page of the downloadable PDF includes a coloring book page with just the outlines and an extension exercise for prompting kids to get creative!
Soaring in The Sky!
An eagle’s eyesight is so good that they can actually see fish in the water from about 1,000 feet up in the air. With an eagle’s eyesight, they can see something moving, even if it is far away. Then, they swoop down to catch their prey.
An eagle can spot a mouse from a distance of over a kilometer. At that distance, the mouse looks like a little white dot. That’s how powerful and strong an eagle’s eyesight is.
Eagles hunt a variety of animals including fish, rabbits, squirrels, hares, reptiles, birds and small mammals. Eagles will also steal food from other raptors, including other eagles.
An eagle’s diet consists mostly of small mammals, but they may also prey on fish, reptiles, amphibians, birds and insects. Some species are specialized in hunting rabbits, hares, foxes, or even other raptors. Eagles may also scavenge for food.
The bald eagle is the most famous type of eagle in the world. It is a bird of prey found in North America. It is the national bird and symbol of the United States of America. Its range includes all of Canada and Alaska, all of the contiguous United States, and northern Mexico.
The bald eagle is found near large bodies of open water with an abundant food supply and old-growth trees for nesting. It builds the largest nest of any North American bird and lays one to three eggs.
Eagle Drawing #2
Now let’s draw another eagle soaring through the sky. In this next lesson you’ll learn how to draw an eagle from a viewpoint below.
Step 1: Form the Head
To form the eagle’s head, draw a curved shape with zigzag lines at the bottom.
Step 2: Attach the Beak
Attach the beak of the eagle by drawing a pointed shape. Don’t forget to add a line in the beak to form the mouth.
Step 3: Draw the Eagle Eye
Draw the eagle’s eye by first drawing a small circle. To better highlight the eagle’s eye, add a diagonal line above the small circle.
Step 4: Form the Body
To form the body of the eagle, draw an elongated shape. Add some jagged points to highlight the texture of the eagle’s feathers.
Step 5: Attach the Claws
Draw curve shapes below the eagle’s body as shown. Add lines between the shapes to emphasize the bird’s claws.
Step 6: Draw the Tail
To form the eagle’s tail, first draw two diagonal lines below the body of the eagle and add curvy lines in between to create the ends of the feathers.
Step 7: Outline the Wings
Outline the wings of the eagle by drawing an elongated shape with pointed ends and curves as shown in the illustration.
Step 8: Form the Feathers
Highlight the feathers by creating curvy lines underneath the bird’s wings.
Step 9: Complete the Flying Eagle Illustration:
Complete the illustration of the flying eagle by first shading the beak and claws with a yellow crayon. Next, use a white crayon to color the head and tail of the bird. Finally, use a brown crayon to fill in the rest of the eagle’s body. Don’t forget to add a little bit of shadow by coloring parts of the feathers with a darker shade brown as shown in the illustration.
Let’s keep our imaginations running by drawing clouds behind the flying eagle and shading the sky blue to give life to the background.