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Title: How to draw a lion
Post by: Happychappy on April 13, 2016, 01:10:02 PM
Here is my drawing from the class:

post your drawings and questions from the class below:

Patricia says:

Thank you Nolan for an interesting class which I found to be very challenging but so enjoyable.  Comments and critiques are always most welcomed.  Thank you.   Patricia


Title: Re: How to draw a lion
Post by: jillh on April 13, 2016, 02:35:02 PM
Beautifully done Patricia! 
Title: Re: How to draw a lion
Post by: Kathysutterlin on April 13, 2016, 02:37:57 PM
 :heeha:  :clap: Your loin is gorgeous, Patricia!  :yippee: :smitten: :yippee:
Title: Re: How to draw a lion
Post by: JayJ on April 13, 2016, 03:16:27 PM
Very Majestic!😊
Title: Re: How to draw a lion
Post by: MaryAnne Long on April 13, 2016, 04:34:22 PM
Nice work on the lion, Patricia.  He looks like he'd rather be out chasing small animals than sitting for a drawing.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: How to draw a lion
Post by: TennMom on April 13, 2016, 04:58:09 PM
Beautiful lion, Patricia!!
Title: Re: How to draw a lion
Post by: Denise808 on April 13, 2016, 05:16:45 PM
There's something so special about your animal pieces Patricia. That special "something" really stands out even beyond your excellent technical skills... :)
Title: Re: How to draw a lion
Post by: NHC50 on April 13, 2016, 07:23:03 PM
Awesome, Awesome job Patricia.  :clap: :clap:

Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: How to draw a lion
Post by: liz on April 13, 2016, 07:27:04 PM
 :) I love his flowing mane, surely the grand king of the jungle!  :flowers: :flowers: :flowers:
~Liz
Title: Re: How to draw a lion
Post by: Happychappy on April 13, 2016, 07:36:57 PM
 :thankyou:  So much Jill, Kathy, Zayn, Mea, Linda, Denise, Nina and Liz for your uplifting comments  :hug:  without which I would not thrive for they give me the encouragement to try and do better.  Thank you and bless you all.


Denise, you are so special with all the wonderful compliments you give so heart warmingly which as I say, is the impetus for me striving to improve.


We are such a wonderful "family" in the support of each other and our gratitude goes to our wonderful tutors who have been so instrumental in every way to make this possible. 


Patricia
Title: Re: How to draw a lion
Post by: Danielle123 on April 14, 2016, 01:14:05 AM
Looks so cutely,   Beautiful done.   :yippee:  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to draw a lion
Post by: Happychappy on April 14, 2016, 12:21:14 PM
 :thankyou:  Danielle for your lovely comments.    Patricia
Title: Re: How to draw a lion
Post by: nolan on April 17, 2016, 09:10:55 PM
beautiful work Patricia :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
Title: Re: How to draw a lion
Post by: Happychappy on April 17, 2016, 11:21:30 PM
 :thankyou:  Nolan for your lovely comment but after seeing your beautiful drawing of the lion above mine, you can see that I am still too timid about going dark!!  Doubt I will ever change.     Patricia
Title: Re: How to draw a lion
Post by: Win on April 18, 2016, 12:25:23 AM
:thankyou:  So much Jill, Kathy, Zayn, Mea, Linda, Denise, Nina and Liz for your uplifting comments  :hug:  without which I would not thrive for they give me the encouragement to try and do better.  Thank you and bless you all.


Denise, you are so special with all the wonderful compliments you give so heart warmingly which as I say, is the impetus for me striving to improve.


We are such a wonderful "family" in the support of each other and our gratitude goes to our wonderful tutors who have been so instrumental in every way to make this possible. 


Patricia

Well said Patricia, I agree with all that you say. .......  Your sketch of your Lion is lovely   

Win
Title: Re: How to draw a lion
Post by: Val on April 18, 2016, 12:27:07 PM
you can see that I am still too timid about going dark!!  Doubt I will ever change.

At least you are consistent Patricia! I seem to bounce back and forward with too light to too dark and back again!  :D    ;D

You have done an awesome job on the lion.  O0 Have you tried starting with the next darker pencil? That may help with getting that extra contrast you're looking for.

 :heeha: Banner job. Well done.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to draw a lion
Post by: C.Bodine on April 18, 2016, 12:31:15 PM
Patricia, he is is beautiful! No need to compare yours to Nolans! They are both skillfully drawn! :clap:
Title: Re: How to draw a lion
Post by: KathyKuz on April 29, 2016, 12:39:31 AM
Patricia:  Your lion is great.  Nice drawing.  I like the mane application.
Title: Re: How to draw a lion
Post by: Happychappy on May 06, 2016, 11:19:55 PM
 :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou:  Win, Val, Tina and Kathy for your lovely comments which are so encouraging and much appreciated.


Val, I am nervous about starting off too dark for it has been drummed into my head to start off light which is easier to erase than going too dark and then finding the need to erase which would be that more difficult. I have to be more daring and give it a go.


Patricia
Title: Re: How to draw a lion
Post by: Val on May 07, 2016, 12:55:10 AM
Just as an aside Patricia, I started my schooner one pencil darker and carried through from there. It seemed to work for me, perhaps have a go on just a little sketch and see if it helps at all.
Title: Re: How to draw a lion
Post by: Happychappy on May 10, 2016, 10:39:43 PM
 :thankyou:  Val, I shall try that for sure and who knows, it may just work for me.   Thanks for the suggestion.


Patricia
Title: Re: How to draw a lion
Post by: Val on May 10, 2016, 10:54:55 PM
 :urwelcome:     :gl2:
Title: Re: How to draw a lion
Post by: dnaleri3 on July 20, 2016, 11:39:02 PM
That is an awesome lion that you have drawn. Great job.
Kris
Title: Re: How to draw a lion
Post by: Happychappy on July 21, 2016, 12:42:15 AM
 :thankyou:  so much Kris for your lovely comment.   Patricia
Title: Re: How to draw a lion
Post by: dnaleri3 on August 25, 2016, 12:45:25 AM

Thank you for this great lesson Nolan. I did struggle with the clumps but enjoyed the overall results.
Kris
Title: Re: How to draw a lion
Post by: MaryAnne Long on August 25, 2016, 03:00:32 AM
Kris,

Fabulous drawing!!! Love the eyes!

aloha

mea
Title: Re: How to draw a lion
Post by: Kathysutterlin on August 25, 2016, 03:35:12 AM
 :clap: Lovely work on your lion, Kris. He is a regal fellow, for sure. Your contrasts and detail are perfect.  :yippee:
Title: Re: How to draw a lion
Post by: TeresaM on August 25, 2016, 07:41:23 AM
Wow Patricia and Kris  :clap: :clap: :clap: great drawings
Title: Re: How to draw a lion
Post by: dnaleri3 on August 25, 2016, 12:41:12 PM
Thank you Mea,Kathy and Theresa. I have always wanted to try a lion and when Nolan introduced it to the lesson plans, I was so excited..
Title: Re: How to draw a lion
Post by: Happychappy on August 25, 2016, 06:30:12 PM
 :thankyou:  TeresaM for your lovely compliment.


 :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:  Kris, you did an awesome job on the lion.     Patricia
Title: Re: How to draw a lion
Post by: dnaleri3 on August 25, 2016, 06:43:00 PM
Thank you Patricia. You did a wonderful job with your " fella" as well. Great work on the hair details.
Kris
Title: Re: How to draw a lion
Post by: Tousabella on August 25, 2016, 08:19:41 PM
Pat...beautiful job. You have such a 'feel' for animal pictures. He looks like Cecil!  Excellent drawing, girl.  :flowers:


Kris....great job on your lion, too. He looks perfect.  Good job. :flowers: :flowers:
Title: Re: How to draw a lion
Post by: Val on August 25, 2016, 09:46:14 PM
 :heeha: Banner job Kris!   :congrats:    :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to draw a lion
Post by: dnaleri3 on August 26, 2016, 08:16:53 PM
Thank you Retta and Val. It was fun.
Title: Re: How to draw a lion
Post by: NHC50 on August 27, 2016, 03:03:25 AM
Beautiful Patricia and Kris.  :clap: :clap:

Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: How to draw a lion
Post by: Happychappy on August 29, 2016, 02:07:22 PM
 :thankyou:  Nina for your lovely comment.   Patricia
Title: Re: How to draw a lion
Post by: dnaleri3 on August 30, 2016, 12:07:48 AM
Thank you Nina. I babysat for a 2year old who when he saw my picture, said "Lion? Roar! ". So cute. :)
Kris
Title: Re: How to draw a lion
Post by: nolan on August 31, 2016, 10:18:45 AM
beautiful Kris, he has the majestic look of the king of the jungle :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
Title: Re: How to draw a lion
Post by: dnaleri3 on September 01, 2016, 08:17:06 PM
Thank you Nolan. I enjoyed your class. I always wanted to draw a lion.
Kris
Title: Re: How to draw a lion
Post by: Happychappy on September 03, 2016, 11:23:40 AM
 :thankyou:  Kris, just seen this post now.  Much appreciated.   Patricia
Title: Re: How to draw a lion
Post by: Aniz Oniro on September 13, 2016, 03:11:09 PM
wow,Patricia and Kris yours lion is fantastic :flowers:
Title: Re: How to draw a lion
Post by: dnaleri3 on September 27, 2016, 12:48:36 AM
Maria, just saw your post. Thank you so much.
Kris
Title: Re: How to draw a lion
Post by: Happychappy on October 05, 2016, 04:31:29 PM
 :thankyou:  Maria for your kind compliment and  :thankyou:  Retta for your lovely comments too, my apologies but I missed it.


Patricia
Title: Re: How to draw a lion
Post by: KathyKuz on November 06, 2016, 03:45:34 PM
Kris:  Your lion is great.  He look like he is in deep thought. :yippee:
Title: Re: How to draw a lion
Post by: Danielle123 on November 10, 2016, 12:45:18 AM
Beautiful Lion Kris.  So soft looking
Title: Re: How to draw a lion
Post by: Win on November 15, 2016, 01:35:35 PM
Lovely sketch of the Lion Kris  :clap: he has that indolent look in his eyes so typical of a lion  ;)
Title: Re: How to draw a lion
Post by: Louisa Rautenbach on September 02, 2017, 08:06:44 PM
My rendition of the lion drawing.
Title: Re: How to draw a lion
Post by: KathyKuz on September 02, 2017, 09:34:50 PM
Louisa:  Your lion is beautiful.  His expression looks like he knows he is regal.   :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to draw a lion
Post by: Louisa Rautenbach on September 02, 2017, 09:38:25 PM
Thank you so much Kathy. :hug:
Title: Re: How to draw a lion
Post by: Happychappy on September 02, 2017, 11:22:04 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  A great job on your lion Louisa.    Patricia
Title: Re: How to draw a lion
Post by: TeresaM on September 03, 2017, 01:23:39 AM
Excellent drawing Louisa. I like the expression in his eyes  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to draw a lion
Post by: Val on September 03, 2017, 08:53:27 AM
 :heeha: Banner job Louisa!  O0   The face and fullness of the mane is excellent.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to draw a lion
Post by: Louisa Rautenbach on September 03, 2017, 04:52:44 PM
Thank you Patricia, Teresa and Val. :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou:
Title: Re: How to draw a lion
Post by: nolan on September 03, 2017, 10:37:04 PM
you have done a great job, especially on the mane :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
Title: Re: How to draw a lion
Post by: Louisa Rautenbach on September 04, 2017, 07:14:59 AM
Thank you SO much Nolan. :hug:
Title: Re: How to draw a lion
Post by: liz on September 27, 2018, 07:27:12 PM
Better late than never!  I finally decided to see if I would like drawing Nolan’s lion.  I watched the video and casually roughed in this sketch on copy paper, but I will draw another lion.  :)   Does it have a likeness of a lion? It made me recall drawing dogs with Patricia and others some time ago. ~Liz
Title: Re: How to draw a lion
Post by: nolan on September 27, 2018, 09:31:40 PM
You have done a great job Liz, well done :clap: :clap: :clap: The proportions are a bit off, but as you gain more freehand practice, that will improve O0
Title: Re: How to draw a lion
Post by: Bill76434 on September 27, 2018, 10:18:44 PM
Well done Liz
Title: Re: How to draw a lion
Post by: Happychappy on September 28, 2018, 12:14:16 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Liz you have done a good free hand job and it certainly does look like a lion.  Yes, I have such wonderful happy memories of our drawing of the dogs course. It was such a fun time for us all.


Patricia
Title: Re: How to draw a lion
Post by: Val on September 28, 2018, 11:39:47 PM
 O0   thumbs up Liz!  Much better than my early 'drunken lion'!   :whistle: :2funny:
Title: Re: How to draw a lion
Post by: liz on September 29, 2018, 03:38:56 AM
 :thankyou: EVERYONE, for your comments! 


VAL, where is your ‘drunken lion’?  I think I saw a funny video once of drunk monkeys who ate fermented fruit. ~Liz
Title: Re: How to draw a lion
Post by: Val on September 30, 2018, 09:22:04 PM
 :confused:   UH-oh.... must be out on another pub crawl... he's disappeared! I'll have to go search for him on the other drive once we are up at the house. It was two firsts when I drew him. First lion, and first time using a grid.
Title: Re: How to draw a lion
Post by: liz on October 01, 2018, 05:29:45 AM
Simple profile of lion from Pixabay.
Not so simple charcoal sketch on scratch paper.  Practicing lion’s face.  Charcoal and putty eraser.  Tried to remember how to draw with putty eraser.~Liz
Title: Re: How to draw a lion
Post by: MaryAnne Long on October 01, 2018, 06:36:00 AM
Keep at it, Liz.  Coming along well.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: How to draw a lion
Post by: Happychappy on October 01, 2018, 03:03:12 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  You are doing well Liz. Remember practice makes perfect.    Patricia
Title: Re: How to draw a lion
Post by: nolan on October 01, 2018, 08:44:24 PM
use your 8B pencil to make the background as dark as you can. That will make the lion stand out better O0
Title: Re: How to draw a lion
Post by: Cath on October 01, 2018, 09:47:04 PM
 :urwelcome:  Do as Nolan suggests & you will  bring your lion out of its hiding place, and more into the open.     He has something of a human charm to him, Liz.   :smitten: 
Title: Re: How to draw a lion
Post by: liz on October 01, 2018, 09:52:43 PM
 :thankyou:  NOLAN, MEA, & PATRICIA for your comments.  I will use the 8B pencil for darker backgrounds next time!  What do you think about using black paper, Nolan?  Thanks for your advice, Nolan!


Thanks, Cath!  I want to try to get him to look like closer to the photo reference next time. ~Liz
Title: Re: How to draw a lion
Post by: nolan on October 02, 2018, 11:52:37 PM
You can use black paper and white pencil. I do show how to do that in the Sleeping Chimpanzee class  O0  (https://paintbasket.com/shop/how-to-draw-a-sleeping-chimpanzee/)
Title: Re: How to draw a lion
Post by: NHC50 on October 03, 2018, 01:15:23 PM
Hey Patricia,
Saw your lion drawing, and just had to say well done.  :clap: :clap: :clap:


Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: How to draw a lion
Post by: dennis on October 05, 2018, 05:55:26 PM
Looks very good  :clap: :clap: :clap: Just straighten out the bridge of the nose (remove the dent) O0