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Uploaded: February 10, 2012
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Novice  Novice Skill Level
Steps: 11
Updated: February 10, 2012
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Let’s walk away from all the kiddie tutorials, the anime lessons, and even the animal submissions for now. I want to take a look at a symbol or logo that represents a small handful of people that brought us one of the best motorcycle brands which started in 1901. Today, I want to show you guys "how to draw Harley Davidson logo", step by step. The logo is seen in mainly one of two ways; a badge like symbol with a rectangular banner in the middle, and a badge with an eagle head and wings omitting from the sides. The American company was founded in Milwaukee Wisconsin during the beginning of the 20th century. It is also a company that survived through the great depression, as well as through a struggling battle against Japanese motorcycle manufactures as their competition. In the beginning a fellow named William Harley designed plans for a small engine that would be placed on a regular bicycle or pedal bike frame. The engine was 7.07 cubic inches or the equivalency to a one hundred sixteen cc powered motor. The idea was to have a bike that could be driven without the need of using your foot for pedaling. In 1903 Harley and his close friend Arthur Davidson continued to work on their creation with the addition of the northside Milwaukee machine shop which belonged to a mutual friend named Henry Melk. During the same year their creation was finished and this time they brought in some extra help from Arthur’s brother Walter. They all thought that the motor-bike was great, but what they didn't like about it is how it lagged or lacked the ability to make it up the hills of their Milwaukee neighborhood. As soon as the faults of their bike creation was discovered, all three men went back to the drawing board to make a motor-bike that could handle the task of driving up hills as well making it though a race. This time the second generation bike which is also going to later be known as the first ‘Harley-Davidson’ motorcycle had a bigger engine, and heavier flywheels. The second motor was a whopping 405 cc or 24.4 cubic inches, and the flywheels weighed around twenty eight pounds. It was a breakthrough for the men and with the help of some other friends; they started selling their motorcycle models. Harley-Davidson went from working in a 10x15 space, to a 40x60 plant. Of course over time the manufacturing plant only grew, and the company became more and more popular. All three Davidson brothers along with William Harvey conquered a feat and made a dream a reality. Every major brand starts from somewhere, but all of them start from a dream. Harley Davidson bikes are now America’s number one motorcycle brand, and the modifications only get better with age. So I hope you like this tutorial on drawing the Harley-Davidson logo because I had a lot of fun making it. I will fly back around to submit more drawing fun so stay tuned in.

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How to Draw Harley-Davidson Logo, Harley-Davidson

how to draw harley-davidson logo, harley-davidson step 1

STEP 1.

Start off by drawing three things, a circle for the head of the eagle, and then two long arched feather guidelines.
 
how to draw harley-davidson logo, harley-davidson step 2

STEP 2.

You will now begin sketching out the starting point for the eagles head, and then draw the claw shaped beak like so as well as some of the shape for the neck.
 
how to draw harley-davidson logo, harley-davidson step 3

STEP 3.

Continue working on the eagle head by sketching out more of it's shape. The edging should be rough looking, but this is also due to the feathers being raised off the neck. Cap off the bottom and then draw in the eye as well as the nose hole.
 
how to draw harley-davidson logo, harley-davidson step 4

STEP 4.

Next, draw the first part of the wing which is the wing bone. Make the shape raised or arched like so, and the feathers should also be drawn in.
 
how to draw harley-davidson logo, harley-davidson step 5

STEP 5.

Repeat the same process for the second wing. The best way to create the wings is to make a back and forth motion as you sketch out the feathers.
 
how to draw harley-davidson logo, harley-davidson step 6

STEP 6.

Continue working on the wing by drawing feathers in a two layer tier system. There should be more feathers with the bottom row. Sketch in the dimple in each feather like so, and move to step seven.
 
how to draw harley-davidson logo, harley-davidson step 7

STEP 7.

Repeat the same process for the second wing, using the same technique and style.
 
how to draw harley-davidson logo, harley-davidson step 8

STEP 8.

Okay, this is the last layer of feathers that you will be drawing. Notice how the last layer is longer, swifter in pose, and a bit more defined.
 
how to draw harley-davidson logo, harley-davidson step 9

STEP 9.

Repeat the same thing you just did in step eight and then move to step ten to finish off your Harley-Davidson eagle.
 
how to draw harley-davidson logo, harley-davidson step 10

STEP 10.

Draw the tail now, and then draw in the eagles feet or claws. Add the nails and then sketch in all the feathers on the tail. Erase your mistakes and then you are all done.
 
how to draw harley-davidson logo, harley-davidson step 11

STEP 11.

Here is your Harley-Davidson eagle when you are all done. The only thing you need to add if you want is the badge which is black and orange.