|Uploaded:||March 13, 2008|
|Updated:||December 31, 2011|
Okay this is the last cartoon character I plan on doing for a while because I don’t think you all just want cartoon characters to learn how to draw right? This is a tutorial on Mufasa from Disney’s 1994 full length feature animated film Lion King. I know most of you know who Mufasa is, but just incase you don’t I will let you in on the story line before I head straight for the tutorial. Okay the story goes like this; in a place called the Pride Lands there is a lion who is king over the whole African Plains, his name is Mufasa. Now, Mufasa and his wife give birth to an infant cub named Simba who is next in line to become king when his time comes. Mufasa is a character that has a lot of responsibilities by keeping the Pride Lands peaceful and balanced. Not only does he have to manage his duties over pride rock by keeping the hunting by his own pride under control and keeping other predators away from the animals that reside on the pride lands, he also has to show his son Simba how to be a wise, responsible adult and king when the time comes. The perfect description for Mufasa’s character would be, majestic, commanding, and wise. He is also very kind and has a big generous heart and very understanding. Mufasa also has to deal with his very spiteful, bitter brother Scar. Even though Scar didn’t show up for the Simba’s blessing ceremony, Mufasa understands that Scar is a loner that has other motives and ideas of his own. When the time came for the great lion king to save his son from getting trampled by a gigantic heard of stampeding wildebeest, Mufasa is left in the dust struggling to stay alive for his family and kingdom. He is able to get out of the stampede and jumps with the rest of his strength onto the mountain side where he weakly crawls up the side of the mountain. Relieved to see his brother Scar he asks for his help to pull him up. Never in a million years did Mufasa think his brother by blood would ruthlessly throw him off the mountain side and fall to his death. The fall is not what killed Mufasa; it was continuously being trampled by all those wildebeest in the gorge. Mufasa’s death leads to great pain for all those of the pride lands. Eventually Simba takes his place as king and Scar is destroyed by his comrades, the hyenas. This tutorial will show you in detail how to draw the majestic Mufasa from Lion King step by step. The tutorial includes informative instructions that are easy to read and understand. I hope you have with this tutorial and remember, we all play a part in the circle of life.