The lion is known as the king of the jungle – but even royalty has to take some time off now and then! Let’s create our very own stunning lion lying down in just a few short, simple steps!
Step-By-Step Images and Instructions
Start by using a black fineliner pen to draw a wide “heart” shape on the left of your page.
Add two curved lines to the top, and then add two half circles inside the heart.
Draw two curved shapes below this, forming the top of the mouth.
Next, bring two curved lines down to the bottom of the page, and connect these with a zig-zag line at the bottom.
Add a “u” shape to the bottom of the line forming the mouth, and add an “m” shape inside this, and a short dash below this.
Now, add two horizontal, crescent moon shapes to create brows…
And then add two eyes below this.
Add small circles inside the main outline of the eyes.
Next, add two smaller circles inside these larger ones…
Connect the two small circles with curved lines.
Outline the face using a slightly thicker black line.
Switch back to the black fineliner pen, and add whiskers to the top of the mouth.
Use the thicker black pen to add two “crescent moon” shapes to the top of the head…
And then bring down three jagged sections for the side of the mane.
Repeat this on the other side, so that the mane is framing the face.
Add two horseshoe shapes to the top of the head for ears…
And connect these with a wide “m” shape. Then, bring a curved line down on the right.
Add another bumpy line to the bottom of this, and then add a series of small, curved marks to the top of this.
Add a series of small bumps heading down towards the bottom right-hand corner of the page for a paw.
At the bottom of this, bring a line across to the right, and then curve this up to meet the right side of the mane.
Add a second paw just above the first one…
And then bring a curved line across from the right of the mane. Bring this across to the right, and then curve it down towards the bottom of the page.
Add two curved lines for a tail at the back…
And then add a “tuft” to the end of this with a teardrop shape.
Bring a curved line down just inside the curve, and then take this across to the left at the bottom.
Add a series of bumps for the paw…
And then connect the back paw to the front leg with a straight line.
Use the black pen to shade the brows, the nostrils, and the space between the eyes.
Use a blue pen for the outside of the eyes…
Grab a pink pen for the inside of the ears.
And a brown pen for the mane and the tuft at the end of the tail, as well as the nose and the top of the mouth.
Use the pink pen for the bottom of the mouth.
Use an orange pen for the main body of the lion.
Then, use an orange pencil for the belly and mouth of the lion.
And there we have it – a king of the jungle taking a well-earned break from all the hard work!