How To Draw a Lion Easy Step By Step

How To Draw a Lion with this how-to video and step-by-step drawing instructions. Easy animals to draw for beginners and kids.

How To Draw a Lion

Please see the drawing tutorial in the video below

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You can refer to the simple step-by-step drawing guide below

Step 1

Simple sketch of a lion’s body
It is tempting to start drawing a lion by sketching the lion’s mane and head but the exact position of the body is more important at this stage. Make sure the body doesn’t go too far to the left of vertical line 2.

Step 2

Draw a lion’s mane
Well, this simple sketch of a lion’s mane looks like a leaf that almost anyone can draw. Don’t worry – soon this leaf will turn into a lion’s head with a pretty mane all around!
* Make sure that the horizontal line is slightly higher than the torso and check the overall proportions of the head and body.

Draw a lion’s mane

Step 3

Sketch the main parts of the lion’s face
Placing the main three main sections correctly is very important! Start from the large oval around the intersection of the 2 axes and add two smaller shapes below for the upper and lower jaws. Also, add placeholders for eyes, nose, and ears. Done!

Sketch the main parts of the lion’s face

Step 4

Sketch of a lion’s paws and tail
Don’t make the lion’s legs too long – the feet should be on the ground on the horizontal line between 6 and 7.

Sketch of a lion’s paws and tail

Step 5

View details of the lion’s face
Now it’s time to bring more detail to the upper jaw and nose.

Detail of the lion’s face

Step 6

Ears and eyes
From the wings of the nose, we continue to draw 2 vertical lines that gently bend around the eyes. The ears are not smooth – use light serrations to add texture to your drawing.

Ears and eyes

Step 7

Lion’s mane
Now it’s time to turn our ‘leaves’ into real lion’s mane! Make it a bad day – your lion doesn’t have to look like he just went to a hair salon.

Draw a lion’s mane

Step 8

Fluffing of the lion
Add some hair for the shoulders and belly area.

Fluffing the body of the lion

Step 9

Add the hair for the tail and detail the paws
Make sure you don’t put too much hair on the front of the lion’s paws.

Add the hair on the tail and detail the paws on our lion drawing

Step 10

Time to color our lion
You can use any earth color you like.

Time to color our lion

Step 11

End touch
Now it’s time to work on the lion’s mane and its face. The mane may be slightly darker than the body. Add some shadows and our lion is done!

 

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