Step 6: Above the eyes, draw a series of short, curved lines for the first part of the lion's mane. The path of the lines should dip down closer to the eyes on the sides. The combined shape of the small lines should be similar to an arc over the eyes.
Step 7: Draw a curved line on either side for the lower half of the lion's face. These curved lines should be made up of quick, short strokes to represent fur. Continue drawing the lines downward so that they come to a point below the chin.
Step 8: Draw a C-shaped arc on the upper left side of the head for the cartoon lion's first ear. Add another arc on the top, right side for the other ear.
Step 9: Below each ear, draw a few lines for the lion's mane below them. Add a few strokes within the ears for fur.
Step 10: Draw a series of jagged lines above the cartoon lion's head for the outer edge of the mane. Curve the shape of the jagged mane downward so that it wraps around the head.