How to Draw a Mountain Lion

Artist: Dawn / March 17, 2011

Step 1.

The shapes you see before you may look odd because there is three circles and two lines. The first thing you want to do is draw out the head, and then add in the guidelines for the face, and neck like so. When that is done you can draw out the torso,   

Step 2.

Using the shape you drew in step one for the head, you will begin sketching out the actual structure of the mountain lions head and face. The ears should be the first thing to get sketched out, and then sketch in the cheeks, and jowl or lip shapes. A   

Step 3.

Using the facial guidelines, you will begin sketching out the mountain lion's eyes, nose tip, and jowls or lips. Make the eye lining a little thicker than the rest of the lining and then color in some pupils for the eyes.

Step 4.

Sketch out the bottom jaw and then sketch in the whiskers and ear detailing for added definition for the mountain lion.

Step 5.

The mountain lion is a very hearty animal and as you can see you will need to draw out the back lining of the neck and back and then draw out the shape of the back end and long thick tail. Lastly, draw the front part of the neck, and then the chest.

Step 6.

You are almost done guys. Here you need to sketch out the thick, muscular legs and big paws, and then draw out the belly and back leg, thigh, and paw as well. As you can see you will also need to sketch in some fur detailing on the elbows, and stomac   

Step 7.

Lastly, sketch out the rest of the legs, and paws, and then add some body detailing and definition to finish this drawing of a mountain lion off. Erase the lines and shapes that you drew in step one.

Step 8.

Here is what your pretty mountain lion looks like when you are all done. Now you can color this big cat in, and tackle another tutorial to your liking. That does it for this lesson on how to draw a mountain lion. Great work guys!

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Artist: Dawn
Date Added: March 17, 2011
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Tags: how to draw lions, how to draw cougars, how to draw pumas
Description: What a beautiful day it is on this wonderful Thursday afternoon. Spring is coming and with the temperatures rising daily, remnants of fun days are starting to surface. Today I am going to submit a pretty cool tutorial on "how to draw a mountain lion", step by step. I chose to do this animal as a drawing and lesson because I was reading an article that the species is close to becoming endangered for some parts where they can be found. Mountain lions are also referred to as the puma, cougar, and even a catamount. Unlike lions and tigers, the mountain lion likes to live alone because they are solitary animals. Habitats for this big cat species varies as they can be found all the way to the south in the Florida swamps, to all the way up north as they reside in the Canadian forests. Not only is the mountain lion solitary animals, they are also very territorial. One of the most amazing characteristics about the cougar or mountain lion, is how they hunt for prey. They will literally follow an animal for a while until the right time approaches where all they have to do is pounce on the prey and sink it's massive canines to the back of the neck. They mainly feed on deer, but they are also known to eat raccoons, coyotes, and believe it or not but, they even eat the very prickly porcupine. How mountain lions do this, I don't know. Anyways I drew and made a very easy to follow lesson on "how to draw a mountain lion" that I think you will like. It's of a full body which is nice because you actually learn to draw the whole cat instead of just a head. I hope you have fun, I will be back soon with more exciting stuff for you to draw. Peace out people, and enjoy your day.