June 28, 2019 4 min read

How to draw a bird, Bald eagle step by step

Hi everybody and welcome to a new tutorial on theNIL-tech, this time entitled"How to draw a  bird, Bald eagle”.The bald eagle is both the national bird and a nationwide animal of the United States of America. The bald eagle appears on its seal. In the late 20th century it was on the edge of extirpation in the contiguous United States. Populations have actually since recovered and the types were gotten rid of from the U.S. government's list of endangered species on July 12, 1995 and moved to the list of threatened species. It was removed from the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife in the Lower 48 States on June 28, 2007.

5 Interesting Eagle Facts:



There are several videos online-- that shows a bald eagle swimming. Eagles have hollow bones and fluffy down, so they can float pretty well. However, why swim instead of soar? Sometimes, an eagle will swoop down and grab an especially weighty fish, then paddle it to shore to consume.


 It's a scene you've most likely seen countless times in movies and on TV: An eagle flies overhead and gives off a rough, piercing scream. It's a classic sign of wilderness and adventure. The only issue? Bald eagles do not make that sound.

Instead, they release a sort of high-pitched laugh or a weak scream. These sounds are so unimpressive that Hollywood sound editors often call over bald eagle calls with even more impressive sounds: the piercing, earthy screams of a smaller bird, the red-tailed hawk.


They're pretty romantic animals. Bald eagles tend to pair for life, and they share parenting duties: The male and the female take turns nurturing the eggs, and they both feed their young.


Those romantic collaborations are even more excellent due to the fact that bald eagles can make it through for decades. In 2015, a wild eagle in Henrietta, New York, passed away at the record age of 38. Thinking about that these birds pair at 4 or 5 years of age, that's a lot of Valentine's Days.


If you're a bald eagle that nests in northern Canada, you'll most likely head south for the winter to prevent the penalizing cold. Lots of eagles fly south for the winter season and return north for the summer season-- as do lots of other bird species (and retired Canadians). However, not all bald eagles migrate. A few of them, consisting of people in New England and Canada's Maritime provinces, remain all year. Whether a bird migrates depends on how old it is and just how much food is available.


In this tutorial we used the next art supplies:

  • HB pencil
  • H8 pencil
  • B8 pencil
  • Mechanical pencil
  • Kneaded Eraser
  • White Vinyl Eraser

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Let start draw a bird, Bald eagle:


sketching a bald eagle step by step

Step 1. Draw the upper line of the wings and the center line of the head. (pencil H5).


eagle step by step drawing tutorial


Step 2. We draw the contours of the wings and the head. (pencil H5).


sketching eagle step by step


Step 3. Draw the contours of the paws and tail. (pencil H5).


eagle seep by step drawing tutorial


Step 4. We draw the elements of the head - beak, eyes and neck folds, claws and fingers. (Eraser, HB pencil).


sketching eagle step by step drawing tutorial


Step 5. We draw blending inside the contour of the lines of the wings, tail feathers and paws. (pencil B3). We erase the center line of the head. (Eraser)


drawing bold eagle step bu step


Step 6. Draw the feathers in more detail (mechanical pencil).


eagle sketching step by step tutorial


Step 7. Darken the beak and paws, body and wings (pencil B3).


pencil eagle drawing


Step 8. Dimming large feathers on the wings (pencil B5).


sketching eagle with pencils step by step


Step 9. Apply the shadows on the fingers and claws, then draw on the head and tail (pencil B8), draw the strokes, add, fold on the tail and head, draw the nostril on the beak. (mechanical pencil). We erase graphite around the picture. (Eraser).


bold eagle pencil drawing step by step


Step 10. To create a larger volume (B8 pencil)



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