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

Lion Drawings and Paintings

12 thoughts on “Lion Drawings and Paintings

  • March 15, 2008 at 10:35 am

    I love yur lions!! Keep it up!

  • March 16, 2008 at 5:05 pm

    Thank you Ruff! 😀

  • December 11, 2008 at 12:04 pm

    Fantastic :]


  • December 11, 2008 at 2:19 pm

    🙂 Thanks Emilyyyyyy!

  • January 9, 2009 at 2:41 pm

    this is beautiful i love the texture its very unique to me…

  • January 13, 2009 at 8:18 am

    Thanks, Desirabl504! 🙂

  • January 14, 2009 at 11:57 am

    esto esta bien chido
    this is really cool

  • January 17, 2009 at 8:40 pm

    Thanks luis! 😉

  • February 28, 2009 at 5:22 am

    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.

  • February 28, 2009 at 11:46 am

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

  • June 5, 2009 at 1:49 pm

    the lions you did the good work of it.
    and i like the red and the blue.

  • June 6, 2009 at 12:09 pm

    Thank you valerie! 😉

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