Needlepoint Stitch Guide for the Stately Lion

Lion needlepoint kit with silk threads
We left this canvas largely unadorned except for a T-stitch for the wide stripe. 
If you want to add more embellishment you could add a Wallpaper stitch to the pale blue stripe. 
The main body of the lion would be brought out by a Woven or Nobuku stitch.
Or experiment with your own stitch creativity. Have fun!