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Savanna Eyes by Freha Savanna Eyes by Freha
*hand dies* There were so many detailed steps to this lovely "King" that my hand has gone numb from all the little strokes.... oy. X__X

But I must say that I am in awe of him.... This turned out INCREDIBLE... better than I had hoped. :D This was done in the awesome Corel Painter program.... with a few trips to my trusty Paint Shop Pro7. ;) I used several lion refs that I cut the face in half to look at, hehee, half faced lions. :giggle: The inspiration to paint a lion came from seening the movie "The Chronicles of Narnina" and listening to the soundtrack on repeat during the process of painting this. And the inspiration for the composition was based on this picture by *balaa [link] and my own judgement... the full face looked silly and I remembered how tasteful Balaa's composition was, so I hacked him in half before I went too far in the painting. :)

Total time was about 10 or 11 hours. Prints and framed prints of this will be made and sold in the art gallery I'm in irl. I seriously need to get a print account here, so that you people who don't live in the Mid-Michigan area can buy my prints too. And now I go pack to go back to college... -_-

Art *Freha

Edit: This is not Aslan! The movie and seeing the amasingly awesome Aslan was just the kick in the arse to get me to paint a regal Lion! I have been wanting to paint a lion for some time now, but never really had the guts or motivation to take the plunge untill I saw the movie, and the I just couldn't not jump in. I repeat; this is NOT Aslan!
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:iconli0ns65:
Li0ns65 Featured By Owner May 4, 2009
Outstanding work! Congratulations!
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:iconfreha:
Freha Featured By Owner May 8, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you. :)
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:iconklage:
Klage Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009
Absolutely Beautiful
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:iconmusik-betta:
Musik-betta Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009
he looks like simba lol very beautiful...

words cannot describe how wonderful this art is,
so i shall make one up:Scrumtilicious. XD
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batistababe Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2006  Hobbyist Artist
mega wow i love this :D
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ulve Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2006
mean this is great!!!
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:iconfreha:
Freha Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you. :)
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:iconphantompanther:
phantompanther Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2006
Gorgeous! :clap: I love the detail. :D
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:iconrobertsloan2:
robertsloan2 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2006
This is utterly splendid, and I can see how all your skill at traditional art translates to great digital art!
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:iconfreha:
Freha Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you. :)
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:iconrobertsloan2:
robertsloan2 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2006
You're welcome! :)
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katarthis Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2006  Hobbyist Writer
Okay, this is pretty, and a good deal of work for you. I'm glad you're happy with the results... you did a good job with the lighting and color and it's a nice piece. I could wish for something more in the background. I know this isn't Aslan and you were concentrating on the lion, but I think those "rainbow light rings" you sometimes get looking out across a subject like this, kind of that soft focus thing, would have made this even better.

Still, it's good, and far better than I'll ever do.

k
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:iconfreha:
Freha Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you. :) There is a soft focus bg, the blobs of greeny yellow color is the (very)out of focus bg. If you have a dark monitor you wouldn't be able to see it. ;)
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katarthis Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2006  Hobbyist Writer
I did see it. Where Balaa's panther had those brownish blots behind it (which to me spoke of the dark shadows on a cavern wall) the greenish yellow you used was an interesting choice. I recognized the pose intent, and it's a good picture. You discouraged critique though, so I didn't really want to go any further than that idea. Just wanted to let you know I noticed your lion, and thought him neat, even if I like some other things better.

k
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Luna-v Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2006
Wow...you've really worked on yourself here! ^_^ Good job!
Yeah...I've been watching behind the scenes at your progression in digital painting :nod: and this is really a great accomplishment. You've come far, and you ought to be really proud! :hug:

*~Lune
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:iconfreha:
Freha Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
:aww: Awwwww Thank you! :D
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shadowfax88 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2006   Traditional Artist
it looks very good! :D wauw!

love lions! and Narnia was a great movie :aww:

:heart:

Merel
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:iconfreha:
Freha Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :) Indeed it was. :D
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SpottedPegasus Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2006
that eye is the best part of this piece. I could have guessed it had something to do with narnia. It has that style. very nicely done.
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:iconfreha:
Freha Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
:D
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:iconcowgirlcraze:
CowgirlCraze Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2006
VERY NICE :D
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:iconfreha:
Freha Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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:iconcowgirlcraze:
CowgirlCraze Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2006
:D
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:iconthejackbull:
thejackbull Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:glomp:
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:iconfreha:
Freha Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
:giggle: Thank ya. ;)
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2006
Wow this is awesome. Love the mane and the ends. gorgeous work :)
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:iconfreha:
Freha Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
:D Thank you! :D
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:iconsouth-wind:
south-wind Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2006   Digital Artist
You're right, it did turn out incredible! :D The lighting of the fur in the mane... just... amazing... :wow:
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:iconfreha:
Freha Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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south-wind Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2006   Digital Artist
you're welcome!
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:iconnightsnow:
NightSnow Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2006
It's so awesome. You should make it into a wallpaper so one can enjoy it everyday on the computer screen! :love:
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:iconfreha:
Freha Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :)

You can make him into a wallpaper really simple. You just save the picture onto your hardrive somewhere and then set it as your desktop. The computer might automatically stretch the picture to fit, but you can change it to Center in the Desktop Properties... then just set the background color to black, and presto! You have a desktop! :)
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NightSnow Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2006
Ah! Thanks! :)
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MasikaRain Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2006
Wow, this is beautiful! Nice work and awesome lion!
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:iconfreha:
Freha Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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thepurplemonster Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Holy Cruddy Hell--:jawdrop:

11 hrs. EVLEN HOURS?!?! Thats ALL it took?? Please tell me you used a tablet...cause if u didnt thats just too much talent...:faint:

The hair is absolutely gorgeous from all the details. I love this!!
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:iconfreha:
Freha Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Yes I used a tablet. :giggle: Thank you for the sweet comment. :)
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:iconfreha:
Freha Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
:giggle:
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:iconthepurplemonster:
thepurplemonster Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:) Welcome! :faint: Thank god...you're too good as it is...XD
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nonafenon Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2006
lovly i love it
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Ronso-warrior Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2006
woohoo.. beatiful :w00t:
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:iconfreha:
Freha Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you. :)
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MasterofEverything Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2006
that is absolutely breathtaking! i LOVED that movie though. i think they did the books and cs lewis a good bit of justice ^_^ but this is very beautiful indeed!
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Freha Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :D Yes, the movie rocked! :D It was the kick in the butt that I needed to actually paint a lion, which is something I have wanted to try for quite some time now. ;)
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MasterofEverything Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2006
yay! and well i am glad you did cause it looks wonderful! :D
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alexandrabirchmore Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
he gorgeous :| i love thoose eyes.....
strangly enough im trying to do a picture of a lion right now...i felt like doing an animal that had some texture for a change :XD:
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:iconfreha:
Freha Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you. :)
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TNHawke Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2006
He looks so soft, and yet so alive. BEAUTIFUL.
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:iconfreha:
Freha Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :) When I was done painting him, I wanted to try and pet him cuz he looked so soft and fluffy. :D
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TNHawke Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2006
true, true... but he also looks real enough that he might try to bite your arm off!
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