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: Lion pride

09-01-2015, 09:36 PM

This is the first drawing of a lion pride that I have done

My momma sees some improvement from my last lion drawing. In my last lion drawing I was trying to get the 3D effect by drawing some hairs in the mane from the other side and the mane itself was scarce. Here the mane is thick, full, and long.

The lion cub with the X over it is my first attempt. When I drew it I thought "I can draw one better than that." and assumed that the first lion cub didn't make it.

The other lion cub as you can see is not 6 months old because it does not have the tuft of hair at the tip of the tail. It has spots just like the lioness does and it has the rosettes that disappear when the lion is 2 years old.

The legs are a little thin though so I can do another lion pride drawing with the legs thicker and it will look better.

Is there anything else that I can do that can help me improve my lion pride drawing?

09-02-2015, 12:13 AM
Wow these are really great. I bet that your momma is proud. I think that the only thing that can make them better is to draw them in action. Maybe have them playing with each other.

09-02-2015, 07:46 AM
Good job Caters. I love the mane on the Daddy Lion. It's fun to watch your talent developing. Keep posting.

09-02-2015, 08:50 AM
These are very nice. I like the color and I also like the lions main. Now for your first critique. On your next drawing maybe you could use some unlined paper. It will make your drawing so much better. Printer paper is good for young developing artists. It's fairly inexpensive considering how much of it you get. You get a bunch of it in a pack and can create ton's of drawings.

09-02-2015, 04:57 PM
I would like to echo Eddie.. Printer paper is very inexpensive.. and will help you develop your skills.. May I ask how old (young) you are?

09-02-2015, 07:42 PM
I would like to echo Eddie.. Printer paper is very inexpensive.. and will help you develop your skills.. May I ask how old (young) you are?

I am 16 years old.

I do have a large sketchpad somewhere. So if I were to draw a lion pride in action in a savannah landscape should I draw the lions first so that I know where to stop drawing grass or the landscape?

09-02-2015, 08:10 PM
My recommendation would be to work on individual parts before you work on the whole. Get good reference materials.. and look at grass.. practice it.. look at the lions.. practice them.. pay attention to shadows.. practice them.. once you are comfortable with the parts.. put it together.

As for which to put first.. think of drawing like building something. The lions would be on the grass.. so you would typically put the grass down LIGHTLY first.. then do the lions.

It's kind of like developing a Polaroid (ask your parents.. LOL!) Base first.. then everything gets darker all together.. that way you can balance darks and lights