Step 6: Draw a big arc similar to the letter U at the bottom of the bird's body as a guide for the bald eagle's tail.
That's it for the initial sketch! From this point on, press harder with your pencil to get a more defined sketch.
Step 7: Draw the eye inside the shape of the head. The bald eagle's eye is basically a half circle with a thick angled line above it. Draw a smaller shaded circle inside for the pupil and darken the surrounding lines.
Step 8: Using the initial arc shape as a guide, draw the bald eagle's beak. Make the top portion come to a point and have the bald eagle's mouth extend inside the head shape. Draw quick, short strokes at the base of the bald eagle's beak where it connects to the head and draw a nostril at the top of it.
Step 9: Shape the bald eagle's head and neck using quick, short strokes to represent feathers.