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.