Of all the creatures in the animal kingdom, the lion and the elephant are amongst the most magnificent. With this in mind, we are going to take the chance to bring them to life through the power of art – let’s get started!
Step-By-Step Images and Instructions
Begin by taking a black fineliner, and drawing the curve of an elephant’s ear in the left of your page – this should have a large “C” at the top, waving down towards the right of the page.
Now, bring a curved line down beneath this, take it across to the right, and then up to just above the bottom of the original line.
Return to the top of the shape, and take a line across to the right, and then down towards the bottom right-hand corner of the page.
Return to the top of the line below, and curve a line across to the right…
And then add a curved tusk shape to the end of this.
Add the point of a second tusk just behind the first one…
And then add a small almond shape just above this for an eye. Add curves to the top and bottom of this, and then a few angled lines below.
Now, bring two wavy, parallel lines down from the bottom of the face, and connect these at the end with a point.
Add a second leg just in front of the first…
And then bring a curved line across to the left, and curve this down and across.
Now, add another foot to the back, and then bring a curved line up and across behind the ear.
Add a fourth leg, this time just in front of the one at the back…
And then add a long, pointed shape, with a teardrop on the bottom, for the tail.
Next, add two small “bumps” to the bottom of each foot to create the toenails.
Add a curve up on the inside of the ear to create the shape of the large, distinctive elephant ear.
Now, add a curved line to the right of this elephant, and take this down in a wavy line, across to the right to create a small, rounded foot, and then up towards the top right-hand corner of the page.
Continue this line across to the right…
And then add another, slightly angled leg behind the first.
Now, add another leg to the front of the bottom line…
And the fourth leg just to the front of this.
Now, add a large, pointed, jagged mane shape to the space above the front legs.
Draw a small half-circle shape in the top sections…
And then add detail to the center of the face with a wide “m” shape reaching down to two “bumps” at the sides, and joined with a curve at the bottom.
Add a wide “heart” shape to the center of this, and flick the ends up slightly.
Bring a line down from the bottom of the “heart”, and then take this across in either direction.
Add two curves to the top for eyes…
And then turn these into almond-shaped eyes, complete with small dots in the center.
Add a long tail to the back of the lion, with long “teardrop” shapes at the bottom to create that bushy, authentic tail.
Add small curves to the feet for toes…
And then take a black pen and shade the bottom of the lion’s trunk, the edge of the ears, the second back leg, the tail, and the eyes. Then, add small triangles to the ear, and a pointed shape to the back of the haunches.
Use a brown pen to shade the rest of the body of the elephant, adding both light and dark patches.
Now, use the brown pen to add an outline to the mane of the lion…
Use an orange pen for the space below the mane…
And then a darker orange for the section in the center of the mane.
Use a brown pen to shade the tuft of the lion’s tail.
Now, use an orange pen for the back leg, the bottom of the tummy, the top of the tail, and a line at the back of the front leg.
Grab a yellow pen, and use this to shade the rest of the lion.
And there we have it – two of the most majestic creatures in the animal kingdom – the lion and the elephant. Can you imagine the adventures that they could get up to?