Learn how to draw a Bald Eagle head, which is actually filled with lots of snowy white feathers. The bird is the proud national symbol of our United States.
The American bald eagle, which was once listed on the endangered species list, is on a comeback after seeing its numbers quadruple since 2009, according to a recent report by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Bald eagles reached an all-time low of 417 known nesting pairs in 1963 in the lower 48 states. But after decades of protection, including banning the pesticide DDT and placement of the eagle on the endangered species list in more than 40 states, the bald eagle population has continued to grow. The bald eagle was removed from the list of threatened or endangered species in 2007.
When it comes to drawing a bald eagle, famous for their fierce look, it’s fun to do a close up of their amazing face. A profile view lets you admire their strong beak and intense eyes. Drawing the entire body is nice when you need something to go with a report, but this tutorial is perfect for getting up close and personal.
A cropping like this of the turned body (which is not symmetrical) might seem like a more sophisticated pose for young students to take on. Breaking the body parts down into easy steps though, make it easier than students may think.
Please note that those dashed guides lines really help students get started in the middle of the paper, and this draw something that fills the page. Two quick folds to make creases in the center of the paper are all they need to make your own.
- How to Draw a Bald Eagle Head (click here to download)
- Drawing paper
- Black permanent marker for tracing
Time needed: 45 minutes.
How to Draw a Bald Eagle Head
- Start the curve of the head.
- Continue the ends below.
- Add a zig zag line for the feather edge.
- Add more feather lines on the side.
- Draw the large beak, erase the inside.
- Add the mouth line in the middle of the beak.
- Draw the circle eye and touching brow.
- Add nostril and body lines.
- Trace with a marker and color.