Lions have always been symbolic of ferocity and strength, not to mention the central characters of one of the best Disney movies of all time. Learn to draw the biggest cat in Africa in these easy steps. Let’s begin!
Draw a large trapezoid over the diagonal line. Add a half circle around the right side of the circle from step 2. Finally, add a rectangle below the right side of the large trapezoid.
Color it in! Use mostly gold and brown hues, unless your lion is of the imaginary sort.
Draw the visible eyes using a small circle. Draw the snout drawing a trapezoid drawn connected to the circle. Draw the tail using curve lines.
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One of the largest members of the cat family. It is nicknamed the king of the beasts. The male Lion has bushy fur on it’s head called mane. There are African Lions and Asian lions which differ slightly in appearance.
The female Lion is responsible for hunting and feeding a pride (a group of lions headed by a male lion).
Draw three ovals as guides for the body. Make a small one for the neck and two large ones for the body.
Draw an oblong connected to and overlaps the head for the body.
In this drawing lesson we’ll show you how to draw a Lion in 8 easy steps. This Free step by step lesson progressively builds upon each previous step until you get to the final rendering of the lion.
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Draw a circle around the trapezoid. Then, add two rectangles at the bottom of the image.
Now sketch in the details, add fur if you want. Don’t forget the mane!
Draw lightly in pencil so that you can easily rub out mistakes. If you want to use markers/watercolors to color your drawing, use paper that is relatively thick and line over your pencil more darkly before doing so.
Draw the ears, nose, and eyes using small circles and a triangular shape.
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Draw two round-edged squares for the ears. Put another smaller set inside for each ear.
Draw small circles for the feet and draw details for the tail.
Add small rectangle and small oval. These will become the nose and the ear, respectively. Then, draw two curved lines for the belly and tail, and add a fourth rectangle.
Add in three large ovals for each leg. Draw a small circle for each foot with small ovals for the paws.
Draw the head. Sketch a circle connected to a smaller one. Sketch in a guide for the facial features.
Add in two thin lines for the tail, and an oval for the hair.
Sketch in the eyes, nose and mouth. The mouth should slant to the right of the face in such a way as to almost make your lion look like a bear.
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This entry was posted in Step-by-Step and tagged Lion on June 2, 2010 by maple.
Step 8: Finish the drawing by add the tail and facial details to complete this drawing.
It depends on how confident you are as an artist. If you feel like you can do it freehand, then by all means do so. If you do not, however, use guidelines until you are more experienced. It depends on your artistic skill.
You can model it off a cuter animal that is similar to it, enlarge the eyes and reduce the ferocity of it. For example, reduce the size and sharpness of the teeth.
Draw details for the legs using small circles and oblongs connected at the ends.
This is a simple lesson designed for beginners and kids with real easy to follow steps. Feel free to print this page and use as a drawing tutorial.
Here are some fun facts about the Lion you might find interesting.
Italiano: Disegnare un Leone, Español: dibujar un león, Deutsch: Löwe malen, Português: Desenhar um Leão, Français: dessiner un lion, 中文: 画狮子, Nederlands: Een leeuw tekenen, Русский: нарисовать льва, Bahasa Indonesia: Menggambar Singa
You can color the drawing or leave it uncolored, it is your preference. Choose whichever you think will look best.
So that it looks more realistic and satisfying to the veiwer, and because most lions have big manes.
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Draw a small circle for the lion’s head. Draw also a rectangular shape with smooth corners for the body.
Refine the drawing using curve lines to resemble a real lion.
Draw the limbs – the four legs using oblongs or rectangular shapes with smooth corners.
Step 6: Finish the body by drawing the under belly, add the tail and some facial details.
Draw a large enough oval that will overlap both the head and body. This will serve as a guide for the mane. A male lion’s defining feature is its mane, as it makes it look bigger, so really emphasize that aspect!
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Draw vertically elongated ovals connected to the body for the limbs.