How to Draw a Male Lion Side View Mane

In this free art lesson, you'll learn how to draw a Lion step-by-step.

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All of the tutorials on are good drawing tutorials for beginners and experienced artists alike. The online tutorials are easy to follow; they teach you the how to draw basics while showing you how to draw animals step by step. Each animal has a video drawing tutorial option, as well as step-by-step photos and written text to follow.


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To draw this Lion step by step, follow along with the video tutorial below and pause the video after each step to draw at your own pace. You may find it easier to follow the step-by-step drawings below the video. The new lines in each step are shown in red, so you'll know exactly what to draw next. You may want to open the video in a new tab and use both drawing methods. Take your time and draw at your own pace.

Below you can watch a NEW step-by-step video tutorial with NARRATED steps:

The following is a video tutorial where the steps are Written out within the video:

For the first few steps, don't press down too hard with your pencil. Use light, smooth strokes to begin.

Draw Lion 1

Step 1: Draw two circles as guides for the lion's body. They don't have to be perfect. They're just guides.

Draw Lion 2

Step 2: Draw an egg shape above the right circle as a guide for the lion's head.

Draw Lion 3

Step 3: Draw two intersecting lines inside the head. These will help you place the lion's facial features.

Draw Lion 4

Step 4: Draw a small arc near the top of the head for the lion's ear.

Draw Lion 5

Step 5: Draw three lines under the lion's body as guides for the legs.

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