Pencil portrait of a White-tailed Eagle on a rock

If you are a regular to my blog, you will know that White-tailed Eagles are a favourite of mine to paint.

The model for this portrait was a young female White-tailed Eagle called ‘Snatch’, who was the resident White-tailed Eagle at Blair Drummond Safari Park.

I visited Blair Drummond in 2011, and took many photos of Snatch. I was also lucky enough to see her in flight during the Birds of Prey Display. Sadly, she was killed in a fire at the park a few years ago.

White-tailed Eagle, Snatch, at Blair Drummond Safari Park, 2011. The model for my portrait

The drawing

Drawing of a white-tailed eagle on a rock
Drawing of a White-tailed Eagle on a rock

I wanted to have the eagle on a rock rather than her perching post for the drawing. White-tailed eagles are often spotted on rocks along Scotland’s shoreline and rocky islets.

Can you spot the immature bird in the photo below?

Despite their huge size, they can be incredibly well camouflaged! 

Photo of an immature White-tailed Eagle on a rocky islet in the Sound of Mull
Photo of an immature White-tailed Eagle on a rocky islet in the Sound of Mull

The artwork

  • Size: A3 / 16.5 inches x 11.7 inches / 42.0 cm x 29.7 cm
  • Medium: Graphite Pencil of various grades
  • Paper: Winsor & Newton smooth surface heavyweight cartridge paper 220gsm

More of my eagle art can be viewed in my Wildlife Gallery.

Own the original

The original artwork is available to purchase in my online shop. Full details of the artwork can be found here: White-tailed Eagle on a Rock. Original Drawing

Drawing of a White-tailed Eagle on a Rock
Photo of the actual artwork
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