Use the video and step-by-step drawing instructions below to learn how to draw Mufasa from Walt Disney's The Lion King. A new drawing tutorial is uploaded every week, so stay tooned!
Intro: Start off with a pencil sketch. In the beginning stages, don’t press down too hard. Use light, smooth strokes for sketching.
Step 1: Start by drawing a big circle near the top of the page. This will be the basic shape for Mufasa's head. It doesn't have to be perfect. It's just a guide.
Step 2: Next, draw two intersecting lines across the entire head shape, one vertical and one horizontal. Bend the lines so they contour to the shape. Draw the horizontal line close to the top of the circle. These are construction lines that will help you place Mufasa's facial features later on.
Step 3: Draw two small shapes as guides for Mufasa's eyes. Draw them sitting on top of the horizontal construction line and on either side of the vertical construction line. The shapes should be similar to little footballs. The shape on the right should be a bit smaller because of the perspective.
Step 4: Draw a big circle under the horizontal construction line as a guide for Mufasa's muzzle. The top edge of this circle should graze the horizontal construction line, and the lower right edge should graze the bigger circle. Draw a small line halfway between the top and bottom of the circle, right on the vertical construction line.
Step 5: That's it for the initial sketch! You have the basic shape of Mufasa from Walt Disney's The Lion King. Now go in and tighten your drawing. From this point on, press harder with your pencil in order to get darker lines and a more defined sketch.