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Painting and Drawing Lions

I’m pretty bad when it comes to keeping up with the latest art trends. However, with that being said, it is not hard to realize that lions are “in” when a small crowd of people ask you for a painting of one of these gorgeous animals. In the last couple months I have painted/drawn three lions, all in different styles, sizes, and colors. 

Painting and Drawing Lions


As always, no painting or drawing is perfect. This first lion is a cop out from Pinterest, far from the artistic detail and beauty of its original. Being as thrifty individual, I often try to entice people to do my bidding by offering to draw a picture of their choosing in lieu of paying cash. Though my hair remained the same dirty blonde after a failed attempt at a box of hair dye, my helpful friend still received this colorful sketch of a lion. Can you see the hair dye smudge?


This second picture was a spur of the moment painting. My paint brush was still wet with orange paint from a different painting and I wiped it on a scrapbooking paper. Perhaps it’s the years of day dreaming or the hours of cloud watching that allow me to see a messy blotch of paint as a lion head. Fifteen minutes later I had it painted and drying. Not sure what to do with it yet, any ideas?


Now, I saved the best for last! This is my favorite one by far. One of my friends just graduated and I thought this would be a nicer gift than a Walmart card. I must confess, this lion is a mix between a drawing I found on Google Images and Simba from the wonderful Disney movie Lion King. I painted the background brown, but brown can be so boring. So I snatched the rest of the pot of coffee, went outside and enjoyed soaking in the sun as the canvas soaked in the coffee. After it dried, I used a ball point pen and started sketching the lion. My friend was happy and my room smelt like coffee for a week. Overall, a win-win. 



Teah is my  cousin, I am happy to feature some of her artwork here on Mommy Moment. Sometimes Teah will share pictures of her art that is available for sale – stay tuned. ~Jody

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Elva Roberts

Saturday 2nd of August 2014

I really love all your sketches. You are so talented. One of my adult daughters loves lions but I did not know they are the 'In ' thing.

Stephanie LaPlante

Friday 1st of August 2014

Alll of them are absolutely gorgeous. Definitely a true talent.


Friday 1st of August 2014

These look my amazing!

Chandra Christine O'Connor

Thursday 31st of July 2014

wow very talented


Thursday 31st of July 2014

Love this! My daughter is the artist in my family and she's also a Leo. =)