How to Draw a Lion in 5 Steps

African Animal Image Gallery Learn how to draw a lion in a matter of minutes. These illustrated, step-by-step directions guide you through each detail. See more pictures of African animals.
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This big cat, with its distinctive mane and tail, is an impressive drawing to add to your repertoire.

In this section, we'll show you how to draw the above lion. Either­ draw it freehand while looking at your computer monitor or print out this page to get a closer look at each step.

Follow the red lines in each illustration to learn exactly what to draw in that step. The lines drawn in previous steps are shown in gray. We'll show you an illustration of each step and then give you a description of how to draw it.