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Uploaded: September 29, 2009
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Intermediate  Intermediate Skill Level
Steps: 6
Updated: September 30, 2009
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I have another cool tattoo art design for you all that will be really easy to draw and or learn from. A while ago I submitted a lesson that was on a tattoo bulldog that was ripping through tissue of some sorts. I thought it would be cool to do another tutorial on a tattoo design that is pretty similar to the bulldog. I am going to show you “how to draw a lion tattoo step by step”. The lion is one of the more popular animals to get inked on the skin. The same goes for the black panther, tigers, dogs, and even horses and fantasy creatures like dragons. Tattoos have become more and more popular with people around the world, and some of these individuals are getting their bodies inked before they reach eighteen years old. I know here in the state that I live in, you need to be eighteen years old before you can get a tattoo unless you have parental consent. I mean there are plenty of cool parents out there that are very liberal with their kids, but then again there are also very stern parents that forbid such things as tattoos, piercing, inappropriate cloths, slang, or anything that falls under the unholy or rebellious category. I think of myself as a rebel, and my parents are very liberal. I have fun drawing the art I draw and there is no one to put a cap on my inspiration. There is many forms of art no matter what you like to paint, draw, sketch, charcoal, shade, and so on and so forth. Drawing nude bodies and other persons, places and things, is what being an artist is all about. There is no boundaries when you are an artist, that is why we are sometimes referred to as bums, degenerates, and people even label us as starving artists, and lost souls. Art is something that flows through the soul and out your hands. Even writers are considered artists and if your married to one, they are usually referred to as unemployed lazy bums. Anyways, I think you guys will like this tutorial on “how to draw a lion tattoo step by step”. Have fun with this lesson, be creative, and remember there is no boundaries when it comes to doing what you love. Peace peeps and happy drawing!

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How to Draw a Lion Tattoo

how to draw a lion tattoo step 1

STEP 1.

Start this lesson by drawing a circle for the head and then add the facial guidelines. You will then draw another circle that is oval in shape for the snout of the beast.
 
how to draw a lion tattoo step 2

STEP 2.

You will draw the rips and or tears that you see here for the special effects of this lion tattoo design. Once you are finished here you can move onto the next step.
 
how to draw a lion tattoo step 3

STEP 3.

Okay, lets start working on sketching out the shape of the lions head. Start with the left ear which is not in full view. When that is sketched out make sure you add some detailing. Next sketch out the eye suing the facial guidelines. Color in around the eye to draw some cool effects to make this lion look raging mad. Sketch out the shape of the nose, lips, and then add more fur like lines around the lion as you see here in red.
 
how to draw a lion tattoo step 4

STEP 4.

You will draw in the sharp teeth and fangs. You want to make sure the teeth look nice and bold with the ability to rip some serious animal meat apart.
 
how to draw a lion tattoo step 5

STEP 5.

For your last drawing you will add the whiskers and some whisker holes as you see here. Sketch out the fury chin and the sides of the jaw as you see here and then sketch in definition and detail. Erase all the guidelines and shapes and then move to the next step to see what your tattoo should look like.
 
how to draw a lion tattoo step 6

STEP 6.

When all is said and done your drawing should come out looking like the one you see here. Color it in and you have just finished this tutorial on "how to draw a lion tattoo step by step".