When it comes to mighty birds of prey, the eagle is, without a doubt, one of the most majestic creatures to soar across our skies. Their mighty wingspan, stunning feathers, and sheer size help them to stand out from their peers, and it is a lucky viewer who gets to catch a glimpse of them in flight. Why not play your part in admiring these magnificent creatures by bringing them to life through the power of art? Let’s get started!
Step-By-Step Images and Instructions
Begin by taking a black pen, and drawing a curved line, angled at around 45 degrees, to the right of the center of your page. At the end of this line, curve it down towards the bottom of the page, add a “loop” at the bottom, and then bring a line back up, parallel with the first one you drew.
Return to the bottom line, and bring a sharp, “V” shape down underneath the first shape.
At the bottom of the “V”, curve the line up towards the top of the page, and then bring it across to meet the first line you drew – this is the outline of the beak of your eagle.
Now, return to the top line of the “V”, and bring another line just below this, following it down to the point of the “V” and back up to meet the bottom of the first shape. Add another thin line to the left of this, and then add a horizontal curve around halfway up the shape.
Add a small dot to the top left of the shape…
And then bring a curved line up from the top, angling this across to the top left-hand corner of the page. At the end of this, add two “bumps” heading downwards.
At the bottom of the bumps, bring the line down towards the bottom left-hand corner of the page, flicking out at the bottom…
And then bring the line across, this time heading towards the bottom right of the page, with a jagged line to meet the line on the right.
Now add a thick semicircle shape to the face, just behind the dot on the beak…
And draw three “fingers” emerging from the top of the beak, decreasing in size as they move to the left.
Return to the right “finger”, and then add a taller curve directly above this. Leave the line on the left of the curve unconnected for the moment.
Add three more tall “finger” shapes to the left of the first, getting shorter as you move across the page.
Add two small “bumps” to the bottom left-hand side of the head…
And then return to the bottom left corner, bringing a line down and back up, and then curving up and across towards the top left of the page. At the end, loop this around and back in.
Add a series of “bumps” moving down the page, creating a wing…
And then bring another tall, pointed “curve” shape up from the top of this wing.
Repeat this shape all the way down and across to the right, creating that magnificent eagle plumage. Make sure that the feathers are getting smaller as you go down the page.
At the bottom of this, add a line heading down, then add a small “bump” and continue the line down to the bottom right-hand corner of the page.
Now bring a curved line down and across to the left, from beneath the head on the right-hand side. Add a small curved line to the end of this.
Next, add two short lines just in front of the one you just drew – these should point down towards the bottom right-hand side of the page. You will now have two parallel lines, with a gap to the left of them.
In this gap, add a shape almost like a “C”, with the top loop curved over, and the bottom of the shape curving up, in, and back across to the right.
At the end of this “C” shape, add three small bumps to give your eagle a claw…
Before adding another “C” shape to the end of the top of the parallel lines. Once again, curve the top over, and leave the bottom slightly straighter.
Add three bumps to the top for toes, and curve the outside line down to meet the bottom foot.
Grab a black fineliner pen, and use this to add three sharp claws to the end of each of the bumps.
Use a black pen to add a long, curved tail to the back of the eagle, just under the wings.
And then connect this tail to the bottom of the wings by adding similar shapes to the gap.
Now use a pink pen to fill in the inner section of the mouth, creating a pink tongue…
And a brown pen for the wings, body, and rest of the mouth.
Finally, use a yellow pen for the signature beak and feet of your eagle.
And there we have it – one of the most majestic birds of prey brought to life before your very eyes! Your next job: to imagine what kind of adventures he may find himself embarking on…