How to draw Simba from Lion King

Grid step

You can print out the base construction lines and start drawing on tracing paper or you can draw the grid layout yourself using the following steps… Show more

1) Draw a rectangle that will define the conditional proportions and boundaries of the chosen drawing.
2) From the middle of the rectangle, draw one vertical and one horizontal line equally dividing the shape.
3) Draw another horizontal line equally dividing the upper half of the rectangle. Similarly, draw a horizontal line equally dividing the bottom half of the rectangle.
4) Draw a vertical line equally dividing the left half of the rectangle. Similarly, draw a vertical line equally dividing the right half of the rectangle.

Step 1

Mark off the width and height of the picture. Draw two ovals for Simba’s head and body. Draw a line, which will act as the center of his head.

Step 2

Draw the shape of the lion’s body and neck. Add a smooth guideline for his tail.

Step 3

Use guidelines to define places for Simba’s legs, feet, ears and snout.

Step 4

Sketch the legs, feet, ears and snout of the lion.

Step 5

Add Simba’s toes, tail, mane and nose.

Step 6

Detail Simba’s nose and hair tuft. Carefully sketch his mane and eyes in more detail. Pay attention to the pattern on his feet.

Step 7

Work on the whole figure, paying special attention to detail.

Step 8

Contour the lion, trying to vary the thickness and darkness of the line. Add more detail and add some grass. Erase all guidelines.

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