How To Draw a Lion

In this drawing lesson we’ll show you how to draw a Lion in 8 easy steps. This Free step by step lesson progressively builds upon each previous step until you get to the final rendering of the Lion.

This is a simple lesson designed for beginners and kids with real easy to follow steps. Feel free to print this page and use as a drawing tutorial.

Here are some fun facts about the Lion you might find interesting.

  1. One of the largest members of the cat family.
  2. It is nicknamed the king of the beasts.
  3. The male Lion has bushy fur on it’s head called mane.
  4. There are African Lions and Asian lions which differ slightly in appearance.
  5. The female Lion is responsible for hunting and feeding a pride (a group of lions headed by a male lion).

Step 1: Begin by drawing the nose.

Step 2: Add the mane to the top of the head section.

Step 3: Add more to the Mane.

Step 4: Finish the mane and add the back.

Step 5: Draw the legs.

Step 6: Finish the body by drawing  the under belly, add the tail and some facial details.

Step 7: Add the second set of legs.

Step 8: Finish the drawing by add the tail and facial details to complete this drawing.

Your completed drawing of the Lion should look like this:

Use this example of the Lion to shade your drawing:

Here’s a quick 1 minute video showing you how to draw another version of the Lion.