How to Draw an American Eagle

Artist: Dawn / May 22, 2009

Step 1.

Start with a circle and then draw an odd circle inside of the larger shape. You will then draw out the facial guidelines.

Step 2.

Step two: How to draw an eagle head. That is what you will do now using the guidelines you drew in step one. The forehead of the bald eagle must be sketched to show the feathers and then draw out the arched beak shape. You will then draw out the eagl   

Step 3.

As you can see learning how to draw an eagle head is pretty simple so far and all you do here is finish sketching out the top and back shape of the head. Again, make sure the lining represents feathers. You will then finish the eagle beak which also    

Step 4.

This is the part where you will mesh the end of the feathered eagle neck into the flag design. Add feather detailing and definition and then draw the eagle eye as you see here.

Step 5.

Draw the stripes for the American flag and then draw and color in the eagle's pupil. Once you are done with the "how to draw an American flag" aspect of this step, move to the sixth step.

Step 6.

This is your last drawing step and what you need to do is draw the stars on the flag as you see here. The stars are all different in size because it sort of fades into the eagle design. Erase the guidelines and shapes that you drew in step one to cle   

Step 7.

This is what your line art should look like when you are done. All you have to do now is color in the design and you have just completed this tutorial on "how to draw an American eagle step by step".

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Artist: Dawn
Date Added: May 22, 2009
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