How to Draw a Cute Lion
Kids can learn how to draw a cute lion by following the demonstration images in this basic lesson.
Included are 9 easy steps to follow, kids will enjoy drawing their own cute lion on paper. Also included is a printable version of this cute lion drawing tutorial.
Ideal for art teachers and homeschoolers looking to teach kids how to draw a cute lion.
Learning to draw is much more fun when you have a easy-to-understand lesson to follow. Let’s get drawing!
- Drawing Paper
- Crayons or Colored Pencils
- Black Marker (optional)
- How to Draw a Cute Lion Printable PDF (see bottom of lesson)
In this article, we will begin with a blank piece of paper and discover how to draw a cute lion in 9 instructive steps. It is best to observe the shape and size of each part of the cute lion.
Time Needed: 30 minutes
Draw The Eyes And Nose
Draw two shaded circles for the eyes and a curved oval to form the nose.
Form The Mouth
Add two oval shapes attached to the lion’s nose. Then add a line curving upwards to create the bottom of the lion’s mouth.
Add The Whiskers
First, draw several horizontal lines on each side of the upper mouth. Don’t forget to add dots to the upper mouth for texture!
Outline The Head And Mane
Outline the lion’s head by drawing a curved line. Next, form the furry shape of the lion’s mane as shown.
Add The Ears
First, draw two semi-circles above the lion’s face. Then, create a curved line on each ear.
Draw The Forelegs
Add the lion’s forelegs by drawing vertical shapes with bumps on the bottom to form paws.
Form The Hind Legs
Draw the hind legs of the lion as shown in the illustration.
Add The Belly And Tail
Add the belly by drawing short lines between the front paws and forelegs. To form the tail, draw a thin, wavy shape. Then, attach a pointy shape to the tip of the tail.
Complete The Cute Lion Drawing
Let’s finish our drawing of a cute lion by adding some color! First, color the nose, mane, and the tip of the tail with a dark brown crayon. Next, use a light orange crayon to shade the mouth, underbelly and the inner parts of the ears. Finally, shade the rest of the lion’s fur with an orange crayon.
How to Draw a Cute Lion PDF Download
Click the link below to view or download this drawing lesson. The PDF is a printable drawing lesson for How to Draw a Cute Lion. The last page of the downloadable PDF includes a coloring book page with just the outlines and an extension exercise for prompting kids to get creative!