How to Draw a Cute Lion

Artist: Dawn / November 11, 2010

Step 1.

Draw a large circle for the head, and then add the facial guidelines. Next draw a bean like shape for the body and add a middle line on the body like you see here.

Step 2.

Start sketching out the shape of the cute lion's head which includes the ears, and chubby cheeks and hairy chin. Draw out the body in better detail so when you add the limb lines, they will look uniform.

Step 3.

Draw out the eyes, nose, and the inner detailing for the ears like so. Next draw out the arms, and paws, and then add some thickness to the eyes.

Step 4.

It's now time to draw out the top lid line of the cute lion's eyes. When that is done make the mouth, and then draw out the legs, and foot paws like so. Don't be shy to sketch in a bit of detailing too.

Step 5.

Color in some eyeballs, and then add some whiskers, detailing on the bridge of the nose, and then draw out the lion's tail. Erase the lines and shapes that you drew in step one to clean up the drawing.

Step 6.

This is what your cute lion looks like when you are all done. Color it in, and if you want to make him into a her you can do so by adding some lashes. Great work everyone!

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Artist: Dawn
Date Added: November 11, 2010
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Description: I was looking through all of my cute animal lessons that I uploaded and I noticed that I didn't have a tutorial that teaches you "how to draw a cute lion", step by step. As you know I have so many different submissions on all kinds of lions but there is none specifically on a cute lion. If you read the news posts, you should know that Dragoart now has a store where you can purchase some of your favorite drawings on things like pins, t-shirts, posters, postcards and much more. To add some more cuteness to the tutorial category, I really wanted to make a special drawing on a cute lion that I thought you guys would enjoy and fall in love with. After careful thinking and sketching, I came up with a lion that looks almost like a cub. The lesson in general is pretty simple because the lion cub is going to be drawn on a ¾ back view. Instead of doing the typical pose, I chose to make the lion laying on his back as he is ready to play. When you want to "draw a cute lion", the best way to create one is to follow an awesome tutorial like the one you see here. I hope you enjoy yourself with this submission, be sure to stick around or come back later to see what will be uploaded next. Adios mi amigos!