Drawing a cartoon lion: some fun facts before starting sketching!
Drawing a nice lion should start with a nice large bushy mane (1). This is the easiest way to recognize this animal from another feline. They also have a small but puffy tail (5), powerful paws (3) and a strong body (4). Like the tiger, this animal is fast, agile and very strong. So it's important to sketch solid legs to represent all those qualities.
Take a look at the shapes of this animal. It's pretty obvious that the mane is really visible. But it should not hide the fact that the lion has also a muscular neck and a strong back.
I guess we could say that the lion is a killing machine that is also able to walk with grace and attitude. The nose of this animal is also a little wider than what we usually see on a tiger or a cat.
Let's start our lesson by sketching two rectangles for the head and the body. Make them a little bit narrower on top. Next, draw two small circles for the ears. Then, add the legs and draw a circle as the starting point for the mane. Next, draw the mane using the circle as a guide. You can finish your work by sketching the tail and all the details on the face.
Drawing a nice lion is not so difficult if you already know how to draw tigers or cats. You can draw lions using a circle to represent the head (3) or use some straight lines to draw the face (5).
Don't hesitate to play with some parts of your lion. You can easily draw one with a big mane and a big nose (1). Just use your imagination! Good luck!
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