Step 15: Lightly sketch a few short strokes from the ear on the left to the front leg for the inner section of the lion's mane. When you get this shape right, darken the short strokes. Pay attention to the distance between the face and the strokes. Draw a similar shape that's made up of short strokes on the right side too. Add some strokes at the top between the ears. Don't make this shape too big. This is only the inside section of the lion's mane.
Step 16: Add more short strokes around the head for the outer section of the mane. Sketch the strokes lightly at first so that it's easy to erase them if you don't get the shape right the first time. The right side of the mane goes over the front leg and stretches toward the right side of the lion's body. Use the initial big circle as a guide to draw the mane. When you get the shape right, darken the strokes. Don't make each stroke too long, or the mane will start to look stringy. Just draw the overall shape with short strokes. Add another series of short strokes at the top of the lion's head, above the first section.
Step 17: Use the initial arc- like shape under the head as a guide to draw the lion's first front leg. Follow the basic path of the guide but make the shape a bit wavier as you darken it. At the tip of the foot, draw a few short, curved lines to separate the individual toes and for the claws. On the right side, at the elbow, draw a series of short strokes for the bit of fur found there.
Step 18: Use the curved line above as a guide to draw the lion's other front leg the same way. Follow the basic path of the guide but make the shape of the foot thinner as you darken the lines. At the tip, draw a few short lines to separate the toes and for the claws.
Step 19: Darken the lower, right side of the initial big arc to create the lower edge of the lion's tail. Above that, draw another curved line that's parallel to the bottom one for the top edge of the tail. At the end of the lines on the left, draw a series of short strokes for the tuft of hair at the tip of the lion's tail.