Draw Lion Cub 6

Step 6: Draw two lines that connect the head to the body to form the guide for the neck. Now draw two longer lines that connect the first two circles to complete the guide for the body. Draw a long, curved line on the right side of the body as a guide for the lion cub's tail.


Draw Lion Cub 7

Step 7: Draw a vertical line under the first circle as a guide for the lion cub's front leg. Bend the line at the tip for the foot. Under the left side of the body, draw a diagonal line that's bent at the tip as a guide for the other front leg. Draw an angled line similar to a greater- than sign (>) under the circle on the right as a guide for the first hind leg. Draw a similar angled line but bigger on the right side as a guide for the other hind leg.


Draw Lion Cub Sketch

That's it for the initial sketch! From this point on, press harder with your pencil to get a more defined sketch.


Draw Lion Cub 8

Step 8: Lightly sketch the lion cub's eyes inside the head as two small ovals. Use the construction lines as guides for the placement of the eyes. When you get the placement and size of the eyes right, darken the lines. Add a long, dark tip on either side of each eye for the corners of the eyes. The inner corners of the eyes should be longer and point toward the muzzle.

Inside each eye, draw a tiny circle, off to the side, to represent glare. In the middle, add a big dot for the pupils. You can make the pupil bigger if you'd like, but it has to be a circle. Lions don't have slit pupils. Use a series of quick, short strokes to draw a fur-like pattern around the eyes.


Draw Lion Cub 9

Step 9: Draw the lion cub's nose inside the muzzle by first lightly sketching a small triangle. When you get the placement of the triangle right, darken the lines. Make the top corners a bit longer. Darken the sides too but make them come inward more for the nostrils. Add a small line to the bottom tip.

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