how to draw a flying eagle

How to Draw a Flying Eagle

Step 1.

Begin by drawing the head and torso guides for your flying eagle. When that is done draw in the wing guidelines as well as the beak guideline.

Step 2.

Here we will work on the beak. As you can see it's open and cawing. Draw in the pointed tongue and proceed to step three.

Step 3.

We will now draw in the head of the eagle like so along with the eye and back part of the neck.

Step 4.

A simple line will create the chest and some of the back part of the body.

Step 5.

Up next, we will tackle the task of drawing the thighs, legs and claws. Add those nails on the talons or toes too.

Step 6.

Create the tail by drawing the fanned out feathers. These feathers should also be layered.

Step 7.

It's now time to draw the expanded wings. These wings are open, upright and fanned out as well. As you know this eagle is in flight.

Step 8.

Lastly, fill in the bone area with more feathers. But these feathers will be a lot smaller. Erase your mistakes and guides as well.

Step 9.

That's it. Here is your line art. Now you can color in your flying eagle.

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Uploaded: April 4, 2017
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Novice  Novice Skill Level
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Updated: November 3, 2015
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How about a really cool tut on how to draw a flying eagle in the form of a tattoo concept. Instead of making a drawing on a realistic looking eagle in flight, I wanted to make a concept that could be used for a tattoo if one chose to do so. This tutorial is both attractive, easy to replciate and fun to create. I really enjoyed drawing this flying eagle because of the angled look of the bird. It sort of reminds me of a military style eagle, but without the serious style. My favorite part to this drawing are the eagles legs and claws or talons. I think they came out super. Anyways, drawing eagles is always fun, but when you draw a flying eagle the excitement is that much better.

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