Please PAUSE the "How to Draw a Lioness" video after each step to draw at your own pace.
Time-Lapse (Speed Drawing) video:
Written step-by-step video tutorial:
For the first few steps, don't press down too hard with your pencil. Use light, smooth strokes to begin.
Step 1: Draw two circles as guides for the lioness' body. First draw four small marks for the height and width of the circle, then connect the marks using curved lines. Sketch lightly at first so that it's easy to erase if you make a mistake. But don't worry if the circles aren't perfect. They're just guides. If you do want perfect circles, trace the outer rim of a coin, a lid or any other object with a circular edge. The circle on the left should be a bit smaller than the one on the right. Don't draw the circles too close together, otherwise your lioness will end up too short.
Step 2: Draw another circle on the right side as a guide for the lion's head. This circle should be about one- third the size of the first one. Their edges should touch.
Step 3: Draw two curved intersecting lines (one vertical and one horizontal) inside the head. These are construction lines that will help you place the lion's facial features later on.
Step 4: Draw a small circle on the lower, right side of the head as a guide for the lion's muzzle. First draw four small marks to indicate the height and width of the circle. Then connect the marks using curved lines to complete the shape of the circle. This circle should be about one-third the size of the head. The lower left side should stick out of the head.
Step 5: Draw two small arcs on top of the head as guides for the lion's ears.