How to Draw an Easy Cartoon Lion

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You'll be the king of the jungle when you learn how to draw an easy cartoon lion. With this simple animal drawing tutorial, you can master the easy cartoon lion outline in minutes.

Lions are among the most famous of the big cats. They live in Africa in groups called prides. This is unique among cats, as most species are solitary.

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Most prides are made up of one adult male lion - like the one in our illustration - several females called lionesses, and baby lions called cubs. Male lions are distinguished by the hairy manes around their necks.

Did you know? In very rare instances, even female lions grow manes! This can help them fend off challengers who are trying to steal their meal.

Lions are popular characters in fiction and animation. Among the most famous are Simba from The Lion King and Kimba from Kimba the White Lion.

If you liked this tutorial, see also the following drawing guides: Lion Head, Griffin, and Lion Roaring.

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Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing an Easy Cartoon Lion

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How to Draw a Great Looking Easy Cartoon Lion for Kids, Beginners, and Adults - Step 1

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1. Begin the easy cartoon lion outline by sketching the lion's head. Use curved lines to trace the two lobes of the brow, the cheeks, and the chin.

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2. Draw a curved line below the head to begin the lion's body. Then, draw the leg using overlapping curved lines. Note the overlaps that form the toes.

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3. Draw the remaining foreleg. Use vertical lines for the sides of the leg, and overlapping "C" shaped lines for the toes.

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4. Outline the back and hips using a long curved line. Double it back upon itself slightly at the bottom to form the first toe. Then, use "C" shaped lines to create the crouching leg and the remaining toes.

Easy Easy Cartoon Lion Drawing - Step 5

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5. Extend two curved lines to create the lion's tail. Allow the lines to meet at a sharp point. Then, draw a bushy tuft of fur at the end of the tail. Use curved lines that meet at gentle points.

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6. Outline the lion's eyes using curved lines. Within each shape, draw a circle within a circle and shade between them. Above the eyes, draw two curved lines to indicate the eyebrows.

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7. Finish detailing the lion's face. Draw a small rounded triangle for the nose, with a "U" shaped line above it. Below the nose, draw a rounded "W" to form the mouth.

Draw a curved line below the mouth to indicate the chin, and straight lines crossing over the sides of it to form the whiskers.

Add More Details to Your Easy Cartoon Lion Picture - Step 8

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8. Draw the lion's large, bushy mane. Use a series of curved lines that meet at sharp or gentle points. Use the mane to close the gap between the head and the body.

Complete the Outline of Your Easy Cartoon Lion Drawing - Step 9

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9. Complete your easy cartoon lion outline by drawing his ears. For each ear, draw a semicircle with a curved line inside it.

Color Your Easy Cartoon Lion Drawing

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Color your simple cartoon lion. Lions are typically a sandy color with a darker mane. Some lions may be white, reddish, or even black.

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