Description: This lesson shouldn't be too complicated to tackle especially since it's a tut on how to draw a realistic Lion. I have done many lion lessons in the past and this one just looks correct. When drawing a lion you really have to make sure to get the face sketched out almost perfectly because a lion's face is what sets him/her apart from the other lions on the Savannah. It took about two hours to complete the sketch of this realistic lion drawing and if you love drawing big cats, you should really enjoy this tut. After this lesson there are two portraits going up on two of my favorite people so stick around to see who they are.
Description: Let's zoom in while we tackle the face and head. Utilize the facial guidelines to draw out the eyes and nose like you see it done for you here. Notice the slight shading at the corners and ends of the lion's eyes.
Description: We will now use a light stroke as we sketch in the detailing scattered on the lion's face. Detailing and definition should be placed on the forehead between the eyes, along the cheeks, on the chin and around the outer parts of the face. Don't forget to add those whisker holes and pupils.
Description: We will zoom out now and tackle the rest of the lion's body and head. Start with the massive mane. The bigger the lion mane the more dominate the lion to other males. They are also more attractive to the lioness as well.
Description: Lastly, draw the tail, the tuft of hair on the tail end, and then draw in the toe separation along with the nails. When you are satisfied with the drawing you can erase the mistakes and guides.
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