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Uploaded: February 11, 2013
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Novice  Novice Skill Level
Steps: 7
Updated: February 13, 2013
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Howdy folks, welcome back to another animal lesson on Dragoart.com. Today we will be tackling the task of drawing a sea lion in a very simple style. Sea lions are interesting creatures because they look so much like seals while being very different. What make the two different are a few things. First, they have ears. Sea lions have small flaps that cover the holes of their ears while seals have small pencil like holes for ears with no external ear mass at all. Second; sea lions are very loud animals while the seal is much, much quieter. Thirdly; seals have small, sleek, petite flippers or feet that have claws on each toe. The sea lion however has longer, larger flippers with no claws. This is to aid them as they swim under water. Did you know that sea lions are faster swimmers then seals? It’s true; the sea lion can swim under water reaching speeds up to twenty five miles per hour, cool huh? You know those seals that you see at the circus? Those are sea lions that you watch bouncing balls on the tips of their noses. Anyways, learning "how to draw a sea lion" isn't going to be all that hard. In fact, I bet you will be able to breeze through this lesson in to time at all. So carry on folks and have yourself some good fun. Peace out people!

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How to Draw a Sea Lion, Sea Lion

how to draw a sea lion, sea lion step 1

STEP 1.

We will first draw the face of the sea lion. Start with a circle, then sketch in the facial guidelines. Next, begin drawing the actual structure of the sea lion's face. This should also include the lining to form the snout. Draw and color in the nose, as well as the bottom part of the mouth. Add some detailing to the face, then on the neck. Draw and color in the solid eyes, then sketch in more facial detailing like so. You will draw out the many fine lined whiskers, then draw out the neck.
 
how to draw a sea lion, sea lion step 2

STEP 2.

Now let's draw the sea lion completely. Start with a circle for the head and body like so, then connect the two with neck guides.
 
how to draw a sea lion, sea lion step 3

STEP 3.

Now that the basic shapes and lines are drawn in, you can begin sketching out the head, face, neck and chest. We are drawing this sea lion's profile should it should be pretty simple to complete.
 
how to draw a sea lion, sea lion step 4

STEP 4.

Next up, draw out the eye, then color it in. You will then need to draw the lining to create the nose, then lightly sketch in the body detailing as well as the sea lion's whiskers.
 
how to draw a sea lion, sea lion step 5

STEP 5.

We will now focus on drawing the sea lion's flippers or front feet. Notice that there are layered lumps which represent the fingers. Sketch in the detailing on the body for texture, then proceed to step six.
 
how to draw a sea lion, sea lion step 6

STEP 6.

For the last part of this tutorial all we have to do is sketch out the rest of the sea lion's body, then sketch out the tail or back feet. Add more definition on the body, then erase the mistakes.
 
how to draw a sea lion, sea lion step 7

STEP 7.

Here is your sea lion when done. Color it in and that's it.