In this free art lesson, you'll learn how to draw a Harpy Eagle step-by-step.
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All of the tutorials on How2DrawAnimals.com are good drawing tutorials for beginners and experienced artists alike. The online tutorials are easy to follow; they teach you the how to draw basics while showing you how to draw animals step by step. Each animal has a video drawing tutorial option, as well as step-by-step photos and written text to follow.
The Time-Lapse (Speed Drawing) video:
To draw a Harpy Eagle step by step, follow along with the video tutorial below and pause the video after each step to draw at your own pace. You may find it easier to follow the step-by-step drawings below the video. The new lines in each step are shown in red, so you'll know exactly what to draw next. You may want to open the video in a new tab and use both drawing methods. Take your time and draw at your own pace.
The Written step-by-step video tutorial:
For the first few steps, don't press down too hard with your pencil. Use light, smooth strokes to begin.
Step 1: Draw a circle near the middle of the paper as a guide for the harpy eagle's body. First make four small marks to indicate its height and width. Then connect the marks using curved lines. Sketch lightly at first so that it's easy to erase if you make a mistake. If you're struggling to draw the circle, trace the outer rim of a coin, a bottle cap or any other object with a circular edge. For a more detailed guide on the different ways to draw a circle check out this tutorial: Four simple ways to draw a circle.
Step 2: On the lower, left side, make a small mark as a guide for the lower part of the harpy eagle's body. Connect the mark to the circle using curved lines to form an arc. The entire shape should be similar to an egg.
Step 3: On the top, right side, draw another circle as a guide for the bird's head. This circle should be about one-fourth the size of the first circle. Don't draw it too high above the harpy eagle's body.
Step 4: On the left side of the head, draw a small arc as a guide for the harpy eagle's beak.
Step 5: Draw two lines that connect the head to the body as the guide for the harpy eagle's neck. Make the shape of the bird's neck narrow at the top and wide at the bottom.