Draw Lion 19

Step 19 (optional): For a cleaner look, erase as much as you can of the initial guide lines. Don't worry about erasing all of them. It's okay to leave some behind.

Draw Lion Last

Final Step (optional): Add some shading to give your lion drawing more dimension and volume. Vary the pressure on your pencil to get different degrees of tonal value. Pick the direction of the light source when shading so that the shadows are consistent with it. Add a cast shadow underneath. This helps ground the lion so it doesn't appear to be floating.

You can add more value throughout your lion drawing for extra detail. It's a good idea to use reference to be as accurate as possible. Use quick, short strokes when adding value to the main to represent a fury look.

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