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How to Draw a Lion

In this drawing tutorial, we will show you how to draw a Lion. This is a very easy drawing guide that will help you create cool and cute art.

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.

How to Draw a Lion for Kids

This elementary instruction will be divided into ten steps in which very simple lines will be applied.

how to draw a lion

How to Draw a Lion for Kindergarten

In this tutorial, you can see several rounded shapes. It will be ideal if you draw this without any auxiliary tools. This will greatly help develop your drawing skills from lesson to lesson.


How to Draw a Lion Step by Step

Some of you may have seen a lion in your life. You may have met this animal at the zoo or circus, or you may have seen it in cartoons or interesting TV programs about animals. The lion is a large cat. It has a muscular, deep-chested body, short, rounded head, round ears, and a hairy tuft at the end of its tail. Lions are the only big cats that have a lot of bushy hair around their face and neck called a mane. It’s only the adult male lions, too. Female lions don’t have manes. One of the most famous cartoons about lions is «The Lion King».

So, let’s start drawing the lion step by step!

How to Draw a Simple Lion

In this drawing guide, the lion is presented in a cartoon style and looks very cute and funny. Here, the lion is depicted in a sitting position, and you see only the front of the torso.

how to draw a simple lion step by step

How to Draw an Easy Lion

When performing this drawing, you will first draw the contours of the head and torso of the lion, and then depict its features, mane and paws. So, if you can’t wait to get started on this interesting tutorial, then you should prepare art materials, and you can get to work!

how to draw an easy lion step by step

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