Lions can have a bad reputation – too many people think that they are fearsome, scary, and a danger to humans. While they do need to be treated with respect, lions can also be super cute – as we shall see in just a few short, simple steps!
Step-By-Step Images and Instructions
Start by taking a black pen, and drawing a curved shape in the center of your page. The right should be slightly longer than the left.
At the end of the right line, bring a short, horizontal line in, and then curve the line down, across to the left, and up.
Add another curve to connect the lines of the shape together.
Add a small circle to the right, and fill this in almost completely, leaving a small white dot.
Now, add a curved, triangular shape to the left of this, and bring a “C” shape down to the right. Follow this with a curved line to the left, and a “u” connecting the two halves.
Use the black pen to fill in the left-hand half of the mouth…
And then add a “backward D” shape to the left.
Once again, fill this in almost completely, leaving just a small dot to the left.
Add a large, curved line to the right of this shape…
And add an angled “D” shape just below this.
Add another curve inside the “D”.
Now, return to the curve at the top, and add a series of points all along the edge of the line as you bring it down, across and back up.
Add another ear to the left, and continue the line to complete the face of your lion.
Bring a curved line down on the left…
And add a curve to the bottom to create a foot. Bring the line across and up, ending with a curved line at the top.
Now, add another leg and paw to the right…
And bring a curved across to the right and down slightly, angling this to the bottom right-hand corner of the page. Add another vertical line just ahead of this.
Now, add another small foot to the back…
And then continue the line up and across to meet the bottom of the face.
Next, add two curved lines to the right, and end this with a “flame” shape for that majestic lion tail.
Now, add another leg to the bottom just in front of the back leg.
Grab an orange pen, and add an outline around the top of the head, to the left of the face, below the main, and across the body of your lion.
Now, grab a lighter orange pen, and fill in the back and back leg, the tail, and the rest of the bottom of the body. Use the same shade for the inner section of the face and the rest of the ears.
Now use a pink pen for the bottom of the ears and the tongue…
And then grab a brown pen for the magnificent mane and the tip of the tail.
Grab the orange pen and shade the front of the back leg.
Gently shade the mouth area with a pale orange pencil.
Now, who said that all lions needed to be scary – this one looks pretty cute to us! Why not take the time to do a little research and learn more?