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Drawing a cute lion

Create a circle using elliptical shape tool.

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Press Ctrl+T. Right click the layer and select warp. Select shell lower from the preset warp shapes at the top bar.

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Create a rounded rectangle using rounded rectangle shape tool.

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Duplicate, rotate and place for the both ears.

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Using pen tool draw lion's hair in random zig zag manner. Move this layer below the face layer in layer order in layer palette.

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Press Ctrl+T and squeeze down the shape vertically.

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Create a rectangle for lion's body using rectangular shape tool.

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Create two ellipses using elliptical shape tool. Rotate and place for the legs on each side of the lion.

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Select face and ear layers and merge together. Select body and legs layer and merge together. apply a two pixel stroke to the resulting layers. Apply stroke on hair layer too.

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Create a rectangle using rectangular shape tool.

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From custom shape tool create a talk 3 shape.

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Press Ctrl+T. Right click the layer and select rotate 180 degrees. Overlap this shape with rectangle. select and merge both shapes. apply stroke.

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Duplicate the layer. Press Ctrl+T. Right click the layer and select select flip horizontal. Place both legs as shown in the image below.

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Select both leg layers and merge together. select eraser tool and remove the upper lines of the legs.

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Using brush tool with a 2 pixel width create a shape that connects legs with lions body in a new layer.

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Create eyes and nose using elliptical shape tool.

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Select the nose layer. Enable subtract form shape area form the top bar. Draw a rectangle in upper half of the nose ellipse.

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Using brush tool create lips and ear details.

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Using pen tool in path mode create an arc shape.

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Create a new layer. select brush tool with 2 pixel setting. In path window click on stroke path with brush. Duplicate and rotate to complete lion's whiskers.

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Using pen tool create lion's tail. Move this layer below all the layers in layer order in layer palette.

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Duplicate hair layer. scale it down and place at the end of the tail.

Drawing a Cute Lion

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