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.
Here is a video instruction drawing golden eagle.
Here are step by step images show you how to draw a golden eagle.
Here is a whole body of golden eagle quick sketch.