How to Draw a Lion

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STEP 1. In order to draw a lion, you have to make some shapes that will aid you to sketching out this animal a whole lot easier. Start with a few shapes. Make one for the head, another for the chest, and then one more odd shape for the back end of the lion. Once that is done you can add some guidelines for the face, limbs, and tail.   STEP 2. Next, start sketching out the frame for the lions face like you see here. Notice how the mane frames the face nicely. The cheeks should also be sketched in as well as the mouth or muzzle. Lastly, draw the back end lining too.   STEP 3. It's now time to start sketching out the lion's mane like you see here. One of the most majestic aspects to the creation of a male lion is the mane. Not only does this display beauty, it also helps the lion dominate over other male lions. The bottom of the mane should end near the knee of the lion's front legs, and end just past the shoulder. Once the hair is all sketched out, add the shapes of the ears, and then start the drawing process of the eyes, and nose.   STEP 4. Before you add more detailing to the face, I want you to start sketching out the front legs, and paws, and then the elbow, belly, and some of the hind legs. Add some detailing to the body like so, and then sketch in some whiskers, eyeballs, and ear and cheek detailing.   STEP 5. Lastly, sketch out the hind legs, and then add the slashes for the clawed nails. Draw the thick robust tail, and don't forget to add some hair at the tip. Erase the lines and shapes you drew in step one.   STEP 6. Here is what your lion looks like when all is said and done. Now you can color it in and add this sketch to your lion portfolio. I hope you not only learned something new, but had fun drawing a lion too.   Step 1. Step 2. Step 3. Step 4. Step 5. Step 6.