Lion Drawings and Paintings

These two artworks depicting lions blur the line between drawings and paintings. Each artwork started as a drawing of a lion, which was then augmented with watercolors, ink, or paint pens. The first lion drawing was sketched with a pen and thick black markers. A wash of watercolor and ink was used to add shadows and blend the crisp lines, resulting in a statuesque portrait of the lion.

The second lion drawing was initially sketched with pen in an impressionistic style, and layers of paint pens were subsequently added over the initial sketch. The resulting painting of a roaring lion fits the energetic style, and the discord between the primary colors add tension between the lion and the background.

Just a few samples of other unique stylistic approaches to lion drawings and paintings include these lion drawings, a portrait of a lion drawn with charcoal, an abstract lion painted with markers and paint pens, close up charcoal drawings of roaring lions, and a digitally drawn cartoon lion.

A Pen Drawing of a Lion

A Painting of a Lion

12 Replies to “Lion Drawings and Paintings”

  1. I admire your work. I am doing graphics at collage and refer to your work alot as inspiration. You are the future of art, good man.

  2. Thank you Joe! I am delighted to hear your reaction to the artwork, and appreciate your encouragement! Good luck with your artistic pursuits! 😉

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