In this free art lesson, you'll learn how to draw a Lion step-by-step.
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All of the tutorials on How2DrawAnimals.com are good drawing tutorials for beginners and experienced artists alike. The online tutorials are easy to follow; they teach you the how to draw basics while showing you how to draw animals step by step. Each animal has a video drawing tutorial option, as well as step-by-step photos and written text to follow.
The Time-Lapse (Speed Drawing) video:
To draw a Lion step by step, follow along with the video tutorial below and pause the video after each step to draw at your own pace. You may find it easier to follow the step-by-step drawings below the video. The new lines in each step are shown in red, so you'll know exactly what to draw next. You may want to open the video in a new tab and use both drawing methods. Take your time and draw at your own pace.
The Written step-by-step video tutorial:
For the first few steps, don't press down too hard with your pencil. Use light, smooth strokes to begin.
Step 1: Draw a circle near the left side of the paper as a guide for the lion's head. First make four small marks to indicate the circle's height and width. Then connect the marks using curved lines. If you're struggling to draw the circle, trace the outer rim of a coin, a bottle cap or any other object with a circular edge. For a more detailed guide on the different ways to draw a circle check out this tutorial: Four simple ways to draw a circle.
Step 2: Draw a curved, horizontal line across the head to help you add the lion's facial features later. Add a curved, vertical line on top of the first line for another construction line.
Step 3: Draw a small circle on the bottom half of the head as a guide for the lion's muzzle. Pay attention to the size of this circle in relation to the head. The bottom edge should be outside the main circle.
Step 4: On top of the head, on the sides, draw two small arcs as guides for the lion's ears.
Step 5: Below the head, draw a big circle as a guide for the front part of the lion's body. Like with the head, make some marks to indicate the circle's height and width, and then connect the marks using curved lines. Pay attention to the size of this circle in relation to the head. It should be a little to the right of the lion's head.