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.
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.
- Lions are 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 it’s mane.
- There are African Lions and Asian lions which differ slightly in size and appearance.
- The female Lion is responsible for hunting and feeding a pride (a group of lions headed by a male lion).
How To Draw a Lion in 8 Easy Steps!
Step 1: Begin by drawing the lion’s nose
Step 2: Add the mane to the top of the head section. This will be a male Lion drawing.
Step 3: Add more to the Mane. You can get creative with how you want the mane flow.
Step 4: Now, finish the mane and add the top of the lion’s back.
Step 5: Draw the two right legs of the lion.
Step 6: Finish the lion’s body by drawing the under belly, draw the tail and some facial details.
Step 7: Add the second set of legs which will appear in the background.
Step 8: Finish the drawing by adding the tail and facial details to complete this drawing.
Well Done, you’ve completed How To Draw A Lion! Your completed drawing of a lion should look similar to this one, below. Now you can get creative and add in detail to the lions face, mane and paws if you’d like!
You can use this example of a lion drawing to shade yours:
You did it! Congratulations on drawing a LION! Your first try may not have gone as smoothly as you had hoped, but I’m sure after another attempt or two you will see huge improvements. As it goes for most things, the best way to learn how to draw a lion is with practice.
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