How to Draw a Lion

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Leos represent strength, but you don’t need a lot of strength to draw them. My guide on how to draw a lion will help you make it easy.

how to draw a lion
How to draw a lion step by step

Every young artist wants to learn how to draw a lion. This is not surprising, because the king of beasts could be seen in many cartoons. You’ve watched The Lion King, right?

The lion is considered the king of beasts for a reason. As a true ruler, with all his appearance, he demonstrates greatness, confidence, and calmness.

I believe that this nine-step lesson will be useful and interesting for you.


  • Pencil
  • Paper
  • Eraser
  • Coloring supplies

Time needed: 20 minutes.

How to Draw a Lion

  1. Draw the lion’s face.

    Start drawing the lion with the outline of the face.1 how to draw a lion for kids

  2. Add details to the face.

    Draw the nose, mouth, and eyes on the face.2 draw a lion easy

  3. Draw the mane.

    Depict the lion’s mane as in my example.3 how to draw a lion easy

  4. Draw the ear and torso.

    In this step, sketch out the ear and torso.4 how to draw a lion for kids

  5. Draw the legs and tail.

    Depict the first pair of lion legs. Don’t forget to draw the tail.5 how to draw a lion step by step

  6. Continue drawing the legs.

    Depict the second pair of legs, then draw a bun of hair at the end of the tail.6 how to draw a lion easy step by step

  7. Add details.

    Draw the fingers as in my example.7 lion drawing guide

  8. Remove the guidelines.

    This step is intended to remove unnecessary guidelines in the drawing.8 lion drawing lesson

  9. Color the lion drawing.

    Color the lion yellow and brown.9 how to draw a lion

You have reached the end of the tutorial. I have no doubt that you have a great result, but if you are not, do not be discouraged. Try again, I’m sure you can.

For your convenience, I have prepared a PDF file of this tutorial. In addition to the lesson steps, this PDF contains a coloring page, a tracing worksheet, and a grid drawing worksheet.

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