In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Realistic Lion in 8 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.
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How to Draw a Realistic Lion - Step-by-Step Tutorial
Step 1: first draw the head, which is a heart shape
Step 2: Then draw a big oval around the head with a fuzzy outline for the mane
Step 3: Add two tiny teardrop shapes inside the mane for the ears
Step 4: Next we can draw the legs. Draw two rectangles at the front of the lion's body and add hooves at the bottom.
Step 5: Draw the back legs in the same way at the back of the mane.
Step 6: Now draw a fluffy tail behind the back leg.
Step 7: Finally add details to the lion's face, like two eyes, a triangle for the nose and lines for whiskers.
Step 8: You've finished your lion! Make sure you colour it in yellow with a brown or orange mane!