How to Draw a Sitting Lion

Drawing a sitting lion may seem hard, since a lot of details are needed. Fortunately, there is an easy way to help you draw a lion in a sitting position. Following simple pencil guidelines and then tracing over the details with a pen will make it easier. This article will explain how to do just that.

Steps

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    Start drawing with your pencil first. Draw a circle for the head. Add a cross in the head to help you draw the facial features later on.
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    Draw another oval for the body under the head.
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    In the body, draw 4 lines - 2 for an arm. Then draw a small oval under the lines, connecting the two arms together. These circles will also be paws.
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    Draw an upside down cane shape on the sides of the lion's body. Connect those shapes with some paws. These will be the back legs. The reason they should be cane shaped is so that the lion looks like it's sitting down. Add another line to make it look like a leg, if needed.
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    Add ears by adding upside down U shapes. Draw two more upside down U's to make the pink parts of the ears. (You can also use small circles.)
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    Draw eyes, a nose, and a mouth. You can also draw a snout for detail. Draw the eyes on the top part of the across line on the face, and the nose and snout in the middle.
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    Add a mane and a tail. If you are drawing a female lion, you don't have to add a mane.
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    Using a pen, trace around the pencil lines to turn them into neatly formed straight lines. Add details with your pen, make some furry designs, and make changes if you'd like.
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    Erase the guidelines. Color in if you'd like. Your sitting lion is now completed.

Tips

  • Add furry details to make it look more like a sitting lion.
  • If you are drawing a lion with a mane, you can add some details to make it look real.
  • Guidelines can help if you can't draw it straight away.
  • Add shades of colour for detail.

Things You'll Need

  • Crayons
  • Pencil
  • Pen
  • Paper
  • Eraser

Article Info

Categories: Drawing | Drawing Animals