We all know that lions are majestic creatures – but imagine how much cooler they would look with wings! Want to see what this would really look like? Then let’s get started!
Step-By-Step Images and Instructions
Grab a black pen, and draw a small triangle in the left half of your page, creating a nose for your lion. Add a curved line to the bottom of this.
Next, bring a curved line down from the right of this, bringing the end of it towards the left of the page.
Add two triangles to the top of this, and two more triangles to the bottom of the top curved line.
Now, add two curved lines emerging from the bottom triangles to meet the top and sides.
Bring a line across to the right, adding a slightly jagged section to the right.
Bring down two “points”, and then bring a jagged line down to the bottom of the page, and then across to the left.
Add a long, thin shape to the right of the nose for an eye…
And then create a mane with a jagged line curving across to the right, down, across to the left, and back up.
Now, add a paw to the front with a curved line. Take this down to the bottom right-hand corner of the page, and then add two points to connect this to the bottom of the mane.
Add a series of short lines all across the width of the mane for texture.
Add a second front paw to the bottom right of the mane, adding two angled, parallel lines joined at the end with three bumps.
Add a short mark just above the bottom of the paw, and then bring a line across to the right, adding a slight “point” to the center.
At the end of this line, add a square “U” shape and bring the right line of the “u” across and angled slightly to the left. Then, add a curved triangle shape to the inside of the “u”.
Bring a line across to the left for a triangular shape, and then bring the top line down towards the bottom right-hand corner of the page.
Now for the wings – add a line to the top of the mane, taking this straight up, and then across to the top right corner of the page. Take this to a point, and then bring a parallel line back down, ending with a “jagged” line at the bottom.
Add a series of long, thin shapes to the right of this to create the feathers of the wing…
And then bring a long, thin shape up from the top of this, towards the top right-hand corner of the page. Add another, smaller shape to the left of the first.
Repeat these two shapes below the first examples, and then connect them to the head with a jagged, curved line.
Add another set of feathers to the right…
And then add another, longer, set of feathers beside this to create truly stunning wings.
Return to the line at the bottom left, and add three toes to the end of this. Then, bring the line back up and across to the underside of the wing, creating the second back leg.
Add two curved, parallel lines to the back of the leg for a tail, adding a black stripe to the base…
And then add a point to the end of this, and a “heart shape” just inside the tip.
Now, add a curved line to the bottom of the wing, heading towards the bottom right-hand corner of the page.
Grab a black fineliner, and use this to add lines to the inside of each of the feathers.
Grab the black pen again, and add color to the top of the tail, the back leg, the inside of the mouth, and the bottom of the mane.
Use a red pen for the bottom of the mouth…
And a brown pencil for the fearsome mane, and the heart in the tip of the tail.
Use an orange pencil for the main body of the lion.
Fill in the nose with the black pen…
And then use a pink pencil for the amazing wings.
And just like that, you have brought a creature supposedly only seen in mythology to life – but what adventures are awaiting this curious creature?