How to Draw a Lioness

Artist: Dawn / May 4, 2011

Step 1.

Make a circle for the head and then two more round shapes for the lioness' chest and back end. Once that is done you can then connect the shapes like so, and add a facial guideline.

Step 2.

Begin sketching out the front part of the lioness' head structure by making the forehead, and nose bridge. Once that is done you can draw in the nose and lip lines.

Step 3.

Continue to sketch out the head and face by drawing in the chin which looks a bit bearded, and then the jawline. Next, draw the almond shaped eyes and color in some eyeballs or pupils. You will then begin drawing out the neck as well and notice the f   

Step 4.

All you need to do here is sketch out the ears which are round and a bit wide. Lastly, sketch in the whiskers.

Step 5.

It's now time to start drawing out the body of the lioness beginning with the back of the neck and shoulder. Next, draw the chest and two front legs and sketch in some detailing along the elbows, and chest like so.

Step 6.

Continue to draw out the body by finishing the back, and moving on to the butt, hip, and thighs. Draw in the back legs and long tail like so, and get the rib and stomach drawn out as well.

Step 7.

For the last drawing step all you need to do is draw out all four paws, and then draw in the nails. Once that is done start erasing the sketch lines, guidelines and shapes that yo drew in step one and then draw in the marking lines for the two toned    

Step 8.

Here is the finished product, a nicely drawn lioness ready for action. Maybe you can draw a lion cub next to her and make a family portrait out of the newly drawn feline. Color her in and you're done!

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Artist: Dawn
Date Added: May 4, 2011
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