There is no denying it – lion cubs are super cute! Ever since Simba bounded onto our screens, many of us have had a serious soft spot for cute and in just a few short steps, it will be easy to see why! Let’s get started.
Step-By-Step Images and Instructions
Grab a black pen, and draw a curve on the left of your page. Then, add two angled lines to the bottom of this, connected at the bottom with another curve.
Add a small “crescent moon” shape to the bottom of this new curved line to create the nose, and then draw a short line emerging from the bottom. Bring curved lines across on either side of this, and then bring them up to meet the curve at the top.
Add a double “horseshoe” shape to the bottom for the mouth…
And then add another, smaller “double horseshoe” shape just above this, with a short mark at the top of the mouth.
Next, bring a line across from the left, adding a few small “ridges” to this, and then bring the line up and across to the right.
Add another single horseshoe shape to the end, angling this to around 45 degrees…
And then add a half-circle shape to the top of this. Connect this to the other side of the mouth with another slightly jagged line.
Add another double horseshoe shape to the left for the second ear…
And then add two small “half-moon” shapes to the face for brows.
Next, add a large, “half-circle” shape below the brow, with an almond shape in the center.
Cut off each corner with a curved line, and then add two smaller lines inside the almond shape.
Connect these two small circles with curved lines…
And then repeat this process on the left to create the second eye.
Now, add three oval shapes below the face, joining these together.
Connect these to the bottom of the face with a curved line on the left…
And then add another set of three ovals to the left of this – these will be the toes of the paws.
Connect the left toes to the curved line with a wavy line at the top and bottom.
Now, connect the right paws to the bottom of the face with another curved line. Add a second line up from the left toe on the right paw, leading up to the bottom of the face, and bring a curved horizontal mark across to the right from this line.
Add another three oval shapes to the right of this…
And connect these to the line in front with a straight, curved line. Then, bring another line across to the left, up, and back in to the bottom of the right ear.
Add a curved line to the bottom of the belly, take this to a point, and then bring it down to the top paw…
And then add a tail to the top of the back with two curved, parallel lines joined with a curve at the end.
Add that distinctive “tuft” to the lion’s tail…
And then fill in the center of the eyes with a black pen.
Use a brown pen for the edges of the eyes, the bottom of the mouth, and the tuft of the tail…
And then fill in the top of the mouth and tongue with a red pen.
Return to the brown pen to add color to the eyebrows.
Next, use an orange pen to shade the irises of the eyes…
And use a pink pen for the inner ears.
Take a brown pencil, and use this to shade the mouth area, the paws, the chest, and the belly.
Finally, use an orange pen to add color to the fur, and complete your cub!
And there he is – your own little lion cub to play with and celebrate – just don’t let him get into too much trouble…