Drawing in several stages of the lion isan excellent option to depict such a complex object. For an experienced man in this kind of art, of course, to draw this stately animal will be quite easy. But if you are just a beginner and do not have any special knowledge and skills, then the material of this article will be useful to you. It is not easy to portray the king of the lion's beasts. The correct beautiful drawing at once can and does not turn out, but it is more likely a regularity. To really get a realistic image, you need a little practice, practice. Considering that the lion belongs to the genus of the cat, try first to draw a normal cat. So it will be easier to portray our main character. But if you decided to immediately start with the image of this predator, then use our material for drawing in several stages of the lion. The first stage of drawing is the drawing of the contours of the head and trunk of the animal. We will start the image, as in the case with other drawings, from drawing outline sketch shapes. In the case of the lion, we will draw three circles, two of which will become a trunk, and the third a head. The largest circle is the circumference of the anterior part of the animal's trunk, intersecting with the smallest circle - the contours of the head. In the step-by-step drawing of a lion with a simple pencil, there is one small advantage: you can draw contours without fear of making mistakes. Permissible inaccuracies can almost always be eliminated, corrected. Perhaps, one of the most difficult, causingsome difficulties, the stages we have overcome, now we can proceed to the next stage. We need to draw out the contours of the body and the upper part of the animal's paws. Add two lines of the body - on top of the trunk and from below it. This point of complexity will not cause. The upper portion of the paws is a more complex moment. Therefore, we must depict them exactly as shown in the schematic picture below. At the third stage of the work we will needto depict the contours of the tail, of all the paws and, of course, of the head, giving the animal a more or less characteristic appearance. First, we draw the simplest, lightest detail, namely the tail. We need to continue the line of the body from above so that it joins the front paw of our beast. To this same paw, you need to add a small contour in the form of an oval, which is connected to the cushion. Also, you need to draw the beast and the second limb. Focusing on the proposed drawing, draw the hind legs. It remains to draw a head. Here we also begin with the simplest details. We divide the circle (the outline of the mouth), as in the figure, into three parts, and draw a small triangle (nose). At the very end we will finish our eyes. At the fourth stage of drawing a lion we needsummarize the entire image, in other words, draw the entire contour of the animal's body. To do this, we need to carefully wrap hind legs, only you need to do it very carefully, so that the paws have the most approximate forms to the original (not thin and not thick). The same must be done with the rest of the body and tail. It is these seemingly insignificant little things that make the drawing realistic. Now, in detail, we paint the head of the lion. It remains to slightly obscure the individual parts of the image and we can consider it complete. We finish drawing the lion, drawing withmaximum precision all parts. Particular attention should be paid to the muzzle of the animal, its fur and do not forget to draw a brush on its tail. Using shading, add shadows. Remember that the drawing will look more attractive if you add some additional elements to its main plot. It can be the surrounding landscape, as an example. If you have already made shadows, then it is better not to paint such a picture with paints or colored pencils. In the case where you need to make a color drawing, start to do it, before drawing chiaroscuro. As mentioned earlier, cats and lions are slightlysimilar and above all similar to their own grace. Therefore, if suddenly the image of the lion is not immediately realistic, do not hurry upset. Just watch the cat and paint it. So you will gain experience in drawing and the necessary skills. The following figure depicting a lion will not be so difficult for you and it will turn out to be more correct and real.