Drawing a Realistic Lion
41 STEPS
Get a pencil and eraser and draw 2 intersecting circles
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Add in a triangle at the point they intersect and 2 diagonal lines going up and off the same area
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Add in the lines for the mouth
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Outline and define the lions muzzle or snout
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Defining the head
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Detailing the nose
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Let’s draw those eye lids with a curve
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Let’s define the eye shape
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Drawing the inside of the eyes
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Little details
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Shading the eyes - focus on top to bottom of the eye
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Keep shading those eyes - focus on the sides now
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Let’s shade the nose - top to bottom
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Shading the mouth and the chin
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Shading the sides
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Making the lion look furry
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Shading the top of the nose
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Shading above the eyes
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Forehead shading
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Shading the cheek bones
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More detail shading
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Shading the cheeks
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Angling the eyes
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The little lion details
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Blending time - move in a circle to soften the lines
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Blend the whole face
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Use the eraser to pull back out the highlights in the eyes
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Adding in the ears
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Shading the ears
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Draw in the mane
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Drawing in the shadow
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Shading up the sides and top
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Drawing in the fur of the mane
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Just keep drawing in all that fur
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Blending the mane
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Keep blending! Don’t give up, we are almost done
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Go back and draw back in some of the line work lost in blending
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try drawing in the fur with the mane by using your eraser
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Make sure your ears haven’t disappeared into the fur
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Draw in the dots for the whiskers and erase out the whiskers
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We did it! Great work! Don’t forget to sign your masterpiece
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