Lion & Sphinx Special Request Fantasy Step-outs #FantasyLandscape #Step-out #DrawingTutorial


I received a special request from Howard, asking if I had a Lion step-out as he had been challenged to draw a Sphinx.

I didn’t have a lion step-out then, but now I do, and, of course, I couldn’t resist doing a Sphinx as well.

When drawing this lion, don’t obsess over getting the shapes just right.  You’ll note that in the variation, I made the lion’s eyes different shapes and sizes, and his mane is a little lop-sided.  These things add character-if you don’t get the shapes exact, you may come up with something far more interesting than if you did!

This Sphinx is more of a challenge than I normally do for my Fantasy Landscape step-outs so don’t be surprised if it is more difficult.  The face is a more complex shape, but it is essentially a circle overlapped by a square with a smaller circle for an ear.  It might help if you use a pencil to draw a full circle overlapped by a full square and a smaller circle, and then erase the parts you don’t need.

The main thing is don’t struggle to get everything exact.  Your Sphinx doesn’t have to look like mine. It’s your fantasy landscape.

For a full list and links to Fantasy Landscape Step-outs, Step-by-steps, Step-wiselys and guide rules go here.

Author: Life Imitates Doodles Art, Reviews & Tutorials

Artist Ambassador for Zebra Pens. I'm a self-taught artist who dances about with all sorts of artistic mediums. My main loves are Watercolor, Zentangle and Ballpoint pen. The subjects of my work are many and varied and change at whim. I'm a little bit crazy, but doesn't that come with being an artist? At my Life Imitates Doodles Blog, I post a list of resource links for Tangles, Tutorials and Giveaways two times a week. I also write reviews, hold giveaways and share my art work.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.