How to Draw a Rainbow Lion

We all know that lions are fierce and majestic – but did you know that they can also be fabulous? Well, let’s combine a lion and a rainbow and take a look for ourselves!


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Step-By-Step Images and Instructions

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Grab a black pen, and draw a curved line in the right of your page.


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Add a small bump to the bottom of this, filling this in with the black pen.


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Bring a curved line down on either side of the line…


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And then take the lines in, connecting them with a “bump” at the bottom.


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Add a curved shape to the bottom of this shape, and add a curved triangle in the center, filling this in with the black pen. Add a half-circle shape to the bottom of this.


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Now, add two long, curved points to the bottom, and then add shorter shapes inside these longer ones.


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Add a series of dots down the side of the main shape, and then add curved lines emerging from these for whiskers.


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Grab a ruler, and bring two parallel lines up from the bottom shape. Take these across to the sides at 90 degrees at the top.


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Add a small half-circle to the bottom of the top lines, filling these in with the black pen.


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Now, add curved ears to the top on both sides.


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Add a short line to the top of the head, and then draw a “fork” shape above this.


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Use a yellow pen to add two triangles to the bottom of this…


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And then use a blue pen to add two curved points to the bottom of the face.


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Next, use a red pen to add two curved points above the blue…


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And follow this by using a brown pen to add two points in between the red and blue.


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Use an orange pen to add two curved shapes inside the blue.


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Now, add curves to the top of the red with a yellow pen…


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And use a brown pen for the nose and ears.


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Use an orange pen to add color to the tongue…


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And then shade the face with a lighter orange pen.


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Add two curved shapes to the sides of the head with a pink pen, and then shade these in…


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Before adding more curves below this with a red pen.


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Add smaller curves below with a blue pen…


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And then small orange curves below the yellow ones with an orange pen.


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Now, use a blue pen to add shorter curves to the top.


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Use the yellow pen to add curves above each ear…


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And then a green pen for curved below.


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Use a pink pen to add two spikes on top of the head, in between the ears…


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And then use a green pen to bring spikes out on either side of these.


And there we have it – a majestic, colorful lion, just waiting for his rightful name; can you oblige?

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