Find out how to draw an eagle easy by following along with this fun drawing guide!
Grab some art supplies and follow along with these basic 9 drawing steps. You will learn the basics for drawing an eagle.
This lesson only takes about 30 minutes and has a PDF near the bottom of the lesson you can easily print or download. The pdf guide even contains a coloring book page with just the line art. This pairs perfectly with crayons. It’s wonderful for very young children needing extra guidance and simply looking to shade in an eagle.
Enjoy the process of learning how to draw an eagle easy. Go beyond the lesson…don’t forget to add some unique details. It is time to get drawing!
- Drawing Paper
- Crayons or Colored Pencils
- Black Marker (optional)
- How to Draw An Eagle Easy Printable PDF (see bottom of lesson)
This tutorial will instruct you how to draw an eagle. We will draw attention to the shapes of each area and variety of outlines drawn making sure that the artwork looks great.
Time Needed: 30 minutes
Outline The Head
Using your pencil, draw an inverted U-shape at the top of the paper for the head. Then add some zigzag lines below it.
Add The Eyes And The Beak
Draw the eagle’s eyes at the middle of the head. The bird head is tilted towards the left side so draw the beak on the left. It will overlap on the first outline created.
Draw The Right Wing
Next, draw the right wing like a long oval shape.
Outline The Body
Draw a curve below the left side of the head.
Add The Left Wing
Don’t forget to add the left wing just beside the body. The length is the same as the right wing.
Draw The Right Foot
Add the right foot under the body. Make sure the eagle has huge claws. This is what they use to catch their prey!
Add The Left Foot
Then, draw the left foot just beside the other one.
Draw The Tail
Do not forget to add the eagle’s long tail just below the right wing.
Complete Your Drawing
Lastly, gather your crayons and start coloring the bald eagle! The head and tails are white. The wings and body are brown and the beak and feet are yellow.
How to Draw An Eagle Easy PDF Download
Click the link below to view or download this drawing lesson. The PDF is a printable drawing lesson for How to Draw An Eagle Easy. 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!
Learning About Bald Eagles
Bald eagles have brown feathers with white heads, white tails, and yellow beaks. They also have powerful talons on their feet. Prey is caught and carried by them. A young eagle has brown feathers across its body and head, rather than its famous white tail and head.
Bald eagles are large birds and one of the most recognizable birds in North America. They live near water and eat mostly fish, but will also eat land animals.
Bald eagles have a huge wingspan of 5 to 8 feet long! From beak to tail, their body length ranges from 2 feet to over 3 feet.
Bald eagles usually live near water and prey on fish, but they do take other prey when the opportunity arises. Bald eagles can be found as far north as Alaska, as far south as Northern parts of Mexico.
One of the most iconic symbols of the United States is the bald eagle, which is the nation’s national bird.
The Bald Eagle can fly as high as 10,000 feet – that’s almost 2 miles above the ground!
The United States’ Beloved Bird
The Bald Eagle is a large, and very powerful bird. It has been the United State’s national Symbol since 1782. It was initially depicted with wings spread wide symbolizing strength. These majestic birds live across the country except Hawaii and are also found in parts of Canada and Mexico.
The Bald Eagle’s Life
When these beautiful animals reach the age of around 4-5 years old, they will start to find a mate! Believe it or not, when these birds find a partner, they’ll mate for life and will only move on to another partner once their mate dies or disappears.
Bald Eagles prefer living in forested areas with nearby bodies of water. They create enormous nests using sticks, on top of large trees. These nests measure an average of about half a meter deep and one and a half meters in length but can sometimes be even bigger.
Typically, Bald Eagles lay up to 3 eggs per year and not all of them live to survive. Both parents take turns hunting for food, foraging sticks for their nests, and incubating their eggs. After around more than a month of incubation, eaglets hatch from the eggs. They are born covered in light gray feathers as opposed to the brown and white they are famous for.
What You Need to Know about Bald Eagles
Bald Eagles aren’t really bald. They get their name from the old English word, “balde”, which means white. It is a clear nod to the bird’s white feathers on its head and tail.
This bird can weigh around 6-14 lbs. The Bald Eagle grows to an average of 3 feet with a wingspan of around 6+ feet. The females are a bit larger, at almost 4 feet with wingspans of 8 feet.
Bald Eagles are great fliers. They can reach great heights of up to 10,000 feet and can reach flying speeds of about 65 kilometers per hour.
Bald Eagles regularly feed on fish that they pluck out of bodies of water. Besides fish, these birds also feed on other smaller birds, small mammals, turtles, crabs, and snakes.