How to draw golden eagle

This post is from one of my birds of prey study streak. Here, I will show you how to draw a golden eagle from video instruction and step by step images. In the past few days, I’ve been drawing and painting a lot of birds. Study animals from real life can improve your visual memory and your painting skill because you will have to deal with many organic texture. I have to find the way to paint features quickly big or small, and they can be in variety of patterns. I also have to deal with many colorful facial pattern and different beaks shape and size. It is a lot of fun. My choice of sketch today is golden eagle. I always thought it is most fearsome predator in the sky all over the world. It is so huge that it is capable of hunting fox or a lone wolf.

The Golden Eagle is one of the best known birds of prey in the Northern Hemisphere. Golden Eagles use their agility and speed combined with extremely powerful talons to snatch up a variety of prey, including rabbits, marmots, ground squirrels, and large mammals. For centuries, this species has been one of the most highly regarded birds used in falconry, with the Eurasian subspecies having been used to hunt and kill unnatural, dangerous prey such as Gray Wolves.
This sketch is done with Photoshop CS5 and a Wacom tablet.

Here is a final drawing of a golden eagle.

golden eagle drawing

golden eagle drawing

Here is a video instruction drawing golden eagle.

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Here are step by step images show you how to draw a golden eagle.

how to draw golden eagle

how to draw golden eagle

Here is a whole body of golden eagle quick sketch.

drawing eagle body

drawing eagle body

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About Xia Taptara

Xia Taptara (黃曉聲 Huang XiaoShēng), currently a freelance concept artist for games and films, formerly a character concept artist for ArenaNet/NCsoft (GuildWars & Guildwars 2). I also work on various projects for Game of Thrones, Square-Enix, Paizo Publishing, Fantasy Fight Games, Disney Interactive, and many publishers & clients. I use Wacom Tablet Intuos and Photoshop CS2,3,4,5 to do most of my professional art work. I use pencil, pen, and traditional medium in my free time. I founded ( in 2007 to motivate myself to create more and better art. Also I get to draw and paint whatever the hell I want to. Hopefully I can inspired some young soul and old soul alike. *QUESTIONS & COMMENT: PLEASE POST THEM ON THE BLOG. Or CONTACT ME via idrawgirls Facebook page. DO NOT E-MAIL ME. Thank you. ;-)
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