A step-by-step guide to drawing wild animals begins with the king of the jungle, the lion. Increase your drawing ability with the help of a professional artist in this free video.
Hi, this is Taylor Libonati, and today I'm going to show you how to draw wild animals. For this drawing, we're going to use the most iconic wild animal, which is the lion. We're going to start by mapping out where the head is going to be. And then just draw a few lines going back to see how big the lion's body should be. Just kind of map that out for yourself. From that we can find out where the legs are going to need to be. Front and back. There we go. Now we can start to define the face a little bit. The lion has a nice, mid-sized snout here. So I'm just going to draw a straight line at the top to show where that's going to be. And then that allows me to place a couple lines for where the lines are going to be. Right next to there. You can go ahead and map those out a little more. For the mouth, they have a line that comes down to their lips on both sides with a nice, great big nose. We're going to give him somewhat of an open mouth here so we can show the nice teeth that they have. Now as far as the face goes, that's really all we need because his hair is going to come up and cover the rest. So I'm going to start to just map in some very loose random jagged lines that are going to form his mane. It's going to come down the side of his face. Like that. Then we can go ahead and draw in the ear. The part of the ear that isn't covered. I'm going to go ahead and finish this eye. OK. So moving to the top of his head now. We can follow how his mane is going to fluff to the back here. And then as it reaches where his body is, I'm actually going to start to draw how it falls down his body and then comes back to the front. So there's where his mane is going to be. So now extending from that, we can draw the top of his body as it goes into his hips. And then the bottom of his body, which is going to come meet up to where his legs are going to be. Now we can start mapping out the legs here. His back leg will be in mid stride, so slightly forward. And then the other one behind his body. He's going to be stepping back. Coming forward again to finish his other legs. His elbow, if you will, is going to be pointing backwards, which means that his leg will come front, and his other leg falling straight down. And we'll meet back here to throw on his tail with some fur at the end. And then once you have that shape, you can go back and add some style to his mane, make it as large or as fluffy or as sharp as you want. Give some muscle definition to his legs. Give him a plain to walk on. And there you have your lion. This is Taylor Libonati, and this has been how to draw wild animals.