How to Draw Nala from The Lion King

Artist: Dawn / September 13, 2008

Step 1.

Okay start this first step by drawing a few circle shapes with the first being for Nala's head. After you draw out the shape of her head add the facial guidelines next. Next draw two round circles for the chest and hind quarters of Nala. From those c   

Step 2.

We will work on getting the nose, lips and chin drawn in first before we start the process of sketching out her face and head.

Step 3.

Continue on by sketching the structure of her head, and then incorporate the same lining to form the ears.

Step 4.

You are now ready to begin drawing the eyes using the facial guidelines you made in step one, and when you do this, make sure that the lining is dark and semi bold around the eyes. Sketch in some inner ear detailing and then draw the nose tip as well   

Step 5.

Now that Nala's face is all drawn in, we can get busy making the back of her neck, chest, and then start the process for the front legs.

Step 6.

You will continue with the lining to form her back and tail as well as some of her stomach. Next, finish drawing the front legs and then when that is done you need to also draw her paws and rounded toes.

Step 7.

Finish Nala's body by drawing the hind legs, back paws, and then finish her tail. Be sure to sketch in that tuft at the end of her tail.

Step 8.

Erase all the lines and shapes that you drew in step one and then sketch in the marking detailing on her body. These marking lines should be drawn on her neck and chest, as well as on her belly, inner leg area, and then on her feet or paws.

Step 9.

When everything is all cleaned up Nala should come out looking like the one you see here. Color her in and you're done!

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Artist: Dawn
Date Added: September 13, 2008
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Description: This is another tutorial on a popular Disney character from an award winning animated movie. I wanted to go back in time and draw a character from my past when I was five. The only movie that stood out to me was The Lion King. I had a whole crap load of Disney movies in my toddler collection and this movie was one of them. Today I am going to show you how to draw Nala from The Lion King. For those of you that have seen the movie (which should be almost all of you), you already know that Nala is Simba’s best friend in all of the Pride Lands. They do absolutely everything together including getting in trouble and being a bunch of wise guys when they try and blow off Zazu when he is instructed to watch over them as they explore the lands and play. Basically his job is to make sure they stay out of trouble. The Lion King appeared in theaters in the year 1994, that would have made me two years old and not into the movie yet. Nala is introduced in the movie when Simba goes to get her to go on a mission that Scar was telling Simba about. While he was talking to her she was getting a bath and then soon his mother Sarabi decides that Simba needs a bath as well. So The two parents agree that they can go to the waterhole as long as Zazu goes with them. Of course they were not going to the waterhole that was just a ploy to get Nala out. What the two really had in mind was to ditch Zazu and take off to visit an Elephant Graveyard that Scar told Simba about. Later in the movie Simba leaves and of course Nala grows up and meets up with Simba once again while he is staying with his two pals Timon and Pumbaa. She was a cool character in the movie and I had a blast watching her kick Simba’s butt when they were play fighting. In this tutorial I will show you how to draw Nala from The Lion King step by step. The way I drew the steps will make this learning experience super simple. I will be back soon with more drawing fun for you all.