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Uploaded: May 14, 2010
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Intermediate  Intermediate Skill Level
Steps: 7
Updated: May 14, 2010
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I had so much fun yesterday drawing my tutorials. Today I will start by submitting another simple animal lesson. I figured I would start with what people love drawing most. I will teach you "how to draw a simple lion", step by step. To me, lions are some of the most beautiful animals around. Their fearsome eyes, ferocious mouths, and playful manor, makes these big cats kings of their realm. Drawing animals is one of the hardest things to do. I always had a big problem with getting animal portions right, and body structure down packed. Nowadays, I draw so much on the computer, all the detailing and definition is done using a digital paint technique. When I'm not drawing on my tablet, I sketch on paper and I can see how much more I love pencil and paper opposed to pen and tablet. Anyway, this is going to be a real simple tutorial for you guys to tackle. Learning "how to draw a simple lion" is guaranteed to be easy and fun. You can turn your lion into a lioness, just by leaving out the big hairy mane. I just want to remind everyone to drop on a request in you want to see a certain animal species drawn into a simple lesson. Maybe I will do a tutorial on a simple lion cub, who knows. Anyway, I will be back in a bit with two more tutorials on something simple. I think you will enjoy this, and other tutorials I have in store for you today. Peace peeps!

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How to Draw a Simple Lion

how to draw a simple lion step 1

STEP 1.

Start by drawing three simple shapes for your simple lion. There should be a circle for the head, muzzle or snout, and body. Connect the head and body line with a neck line.
 
how to draw a simple lion step 2

STEP 2.

Here you will first draw the eyes, and then the shape of the snout. You can easily do this by starting under the right eye, and make a lump for the cheek. Next use that same lining to draw the rest of the muzzle. Draw the nose lining, and then add a smile.
 
how to draw a simple lion step 3

STEP 3.

Draw out the rest of the muzzle by sketching out the shape of the lower chin, and jaw. Once that is done incorporate that same lining and shape it into a head. Draw the outline of the lion's mane, and then color in some pupils. Detail the snout, and finish the nose.
 
how to draw a simple lion step 4

STEP 4.

Draw the one ear that sticking out of the mane like so, and then begin drawing the simple lion's body starting with the neck, chest, and left leg and foot. Next, draw the arch for his back.
 
how to draw a simple lion step 5

STEP 5.

Look how good your simple lion is looking. All you have to do here before you move onto your last drawing step is, draw the back leg, and sketch out the rest of the front legs and paws.
 
how to draw a simple lion step 6

STEP 6.

You are going to finish off this drawing by adding the shape of the right hind leg, and foot. Be sure to add the toe lines, and a lion tail capped with hair. Erase all the lines and shapes you drew in step one to clean up your drawing.
 
how to draw a simple lion step 7

STEP 7.

This is what your lion looks like when you are done. This big cat is ready for some color. Shade in your lion, and when you're done, display it for all to see. Great work everyone!