Step 1:

Start by sketching a large oval shape with a smaller oval shape in the upper middle like in sample 1 below. *The large oval indicates the mane whereas the smaller oval is our guide for the lions face.* The small circles are for the ears.

Step 2:

Once you’re happy with your lion you are now ready to erase all unwanted marks and draw over the lion again with a darker pencil like in sample 4.

Step 3:

Now shade it in however you like, I chose to stick with black and grey for this guide.