Please PAUSE the "How to Draw a Lion (Cartoon)" video after each step to draw at your own pace.
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 curved lines next to each other for the lion's eyes. Sketch lightly at first so that it's easy to erase if you make a mistake. The shape of the curved lines should be similar to a half-circle. When you get the shape right, darken the lines and make them thick. Pay attention to the placement of the lines. Don't draw them too far apart.
Step 2: Under each curved line, draw a small circle for the irises. The circle on the left should be close to the right tip of the line. The circle on the right should be closer to the middle of the curved line. Add a couple of lines at the top for the cartoon lion's eyebrows.
Step 3: Inside each iris, off to the side, draw a tiny circle to represent glare. In the middle of each iris, draw a big dot for the pupils. Try not to shade in the tiny circles.
Step 4: Below the lion's eyes, slightly to the left, draw a small triangle for the nose.
Step 5: Below the cartoon lion's nose, draw a wavy line for the mouth. The mouth should be similar to a number 3 on its side. Add a curved line below the mouth for the chin.