Today we’re going to learn how to draw a lion about to attack an ostrich. This is a great exercise for practicing your action drawing skills. We’ll start by sketching out the basic shapes of the lion and the ostrich. Then we’ll add some details to bring them to life.

First let’s sketch out the lion. Start with a big circle for the head and add two small circle for the eyes. Then continue down the body with a long oval for the body and two more smaller ovals for the front legs. For the back legs just add two small triangles. Finally add a big curved line for the tail.

Now let’s sketch out the ostrich. Start with a big oval for the body and two small ovals for the eyes. Then add a beak in the middle of the face and two big triangles for the legs.

Now that we have the basic shapes down let’s add some details. For the lion start by adding a mane around the head. Then add some fur details on the body and legs. Finally add some claws on the feet. For the ostrich start by adding some feathers around the head and body. Then add some details on the legs and feet.

Now let’s bring the two drawings together. First position the lion so that it looks like it’s about to attack the ostrich. Then add some final details to both drawings such as shading and highlights.

There you have it! A lion about to attack an ostrich. This drawing is perfect for practicing your action drawing skills. So get out your pencil and paper and give it a try!

## What is the initial step to drawing a lion about to attack an ostrich?

The initial step is to sketch out the overall shape of the lion and ostrich with light pencil strokes.

## What should be the next step after sketching out the overall shapes?

The next step is to start drawing the details of the lion such as the mane face and claws.

## What should be the next step after drawing the details of the lion?

The next step is to draw the details of the ostrich such as the feathers and beak.

## What is the next step after drawing the details of the ostrich?

The next step is to start adding in the background details such as the grass and trees.

## What should be the next step after adding in the background details?

The next step is to start shading in the lion and ostrich to give them volume and texture.

## What type of pencil should be used to shade in the lion and ostrich?

A soft pencil such as a 6B or 8B should be used to shade in the lion and ostrich.

## What should be the next step after shading in the lion and ostrich?

The next step is to add the final details such as the highlights and shadows.

## What is the final step?

The final step is to sign your name at the bottom of the drawing.