In this first act, don't grip it tightly, and move quickly...your hand will give the correct form. Here we have the option to draw a lioness or add the mane.
Step 1: Sharpen the Pencil Drawing
Before moving to ink, get a better picture of your subject.
I went with the King of the Jungle, and added a mane. This is a little more controlled and deliberate, but don't get too focused...remember that you have an eraser.
Step 2: Ink Over the Pencil
Pretty straightforward, try to make the lines variable width.
This will give some excitement to the piece.
Step 3: Add Shading
This will create depth and a bit of reality for the image.
Don't overdo it, the colors will help a lot here as well.
Step 4: Color Your Lion
First get the three or four color fields completed.
Next, layer other tones and accent colors.
Step 5: Add a Background
Here, I wanted to depict a sense that the Lion was rushing off of the page.
The easily placed perspective lines delivers that effect.