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Species Swap

Here's a contest theme that deserves to be explored more often: redesigning the TLK characters as some other species!

How about The Wildebeest King? The Walrus King? The Paramecium King? With so many millions of species in the world, there are nearly infinite ways this could go. And how would that choice of species affect how the characters interact with one another? Would a TLK with a cast of tigers even have a "pride", or could the story play out another way?

Let's have some fun with this! After all, plenty of other fandoms (the MLP one comes to mind) certainly get a lot of mileage out of species-swapping. Hmm, there's an idea for the next contest...

8 entries

(5 days left)

2017-02-23 10:16:18.0
Trades requests and gifts
Another gift! This one is of galaxy for galaxy for galactic vegetable, I drew him laughing at veggies!! I really love his design,
Anyway enjoy c:
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2017-02-23 08:07:14.0
Tried more semi-realism
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Regular stuff
For Blazing Black Mage

It was no problem doing this one, no worries.
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2017-02-22 20:13:26.0
2017-02-22 20:05:56.0
Hakuna Matata Family
Simba: You're still waiting for an answer from me..right? I'm sorry that I'm taking so long to give you a reply, but..I really had to think it over for a bit. You see...I lost someone precious to me before I came here and well..it still hurts sometimes. I just don't want to feel like I'm replacing what I had before.

Timon: ....I see. But y'know I could never replace what you might have had before. Not saying that I want to either. I'm just ready to be there for you when you need me is all. Anyway this is probably making things a little awkward. We can go ahead and do something else that's actually fun. I wouldn't want this causing you to stress out.

Read the rest here: http://xx-junglebeatz-xx.deviantart.com/art/Dad-s-the-Word-665038858
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2017-02-20 19:39:50.0
2017-02-22 15:59:08.0
Well i decided to give my char Milo a brother :) i hope you like him, his name is Jackie =3
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Miabi was with his friends, Ahadi and Uru, playing and romping around in the Pridelands. Today they had gone further than normal, closer to one of the boundaries of the Pridelands. While Ahadi and Uru were busy wrestling and playing tag, Miabi saw something strange under a nearby tree. He smelled a strange scent, following it to the strange lump under the tree. It was an animal, but it wasn't moving. He took a few steps closer, and upon inspection, it was a lioness! But it was no lioness he knew. And hiding under her paws, a strange cub, barely breathing. Miabi curiously looked over them, the cub looked in bad shape and the lioness wasn't breathing. He stepped back, his mind and heart racing.

"Uh, Ahadi?? You might wanna get over here!"
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2017-02-21 16:28:10.0
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Quick little 6 minute doodle 10 mins before restart on sketcher.. Still find it super hard to draw on that tiny screen :'(
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Sally, my felidae leonyx (species by OhThatArelly)

I didn't draw her in times, but I never draw her in full body :o
OhThatArelly design her to me, her design belongs to her.
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Moson's Comic
Chapter 3 Page 14

Here is February's pages. Yes a tad early. I am trying to keep scenes together. Next week we will be in the middle of a scene and I hate to make people wait a month to see how that scene ends. Since the next three pages make up two rather short scenes I am putting them together. There is another short scene after these three pages so in about two weeks you will get one more scene before we head into some much longer scenes that will actually have to be split up month by month or you could be waiting a couple of months to get more. :)

Of course if you want weekly updates with the comic, you can find them on my DA account here: http://timitu.deviantart.com/
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5. For Others
My half of an Art Trade with Ty1997!

This is her two characters Ti and Ty.

Ti is the black and white lion, and Ty, the orange one. Just to be clear. :3

Ty1997 have drawn this adorable ink sketch of Sukala: http://fanart.lionking.org/Picture.jsp?pictureid=642550

There are still 4 Trade slots yet! Go! :D

Hope you like it! ^w^
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Featured Artist of the Month

Sukala A.P.

Sukala A.P. is definitely one of the stars of the TLKFAA these days. With an unquenchable spirit of fun and creativity, she's established herself in a very short time as one of the most memorable, most valued members of our community thanks to frequent postings of wild, zany, and always unpredictable expressions of joy and fun. It's exactly the kind of spirit that has kept this community so vibrant for so long, and it assures me that there's plenty of energy in this fandom to sustain new generations of fan-artists every time the calendar ticks over.
*heavy breathing* 8C

So.... it appears that I am the new Artist of the Month. What reactions could I have? Screams? Cries? Heart attack? Why not all of these togheter?

No seriously, it is such an honor to be elected Artist of the Month! I want to thank everyone who voted for me, THANK YOU ALL! ❤ ❤ ❤

Now with my history:

So, I started browsing through the Internet when I was 6 to discover beautiful Lion King fanart. And this is how I discovered The Lion King Fan-Art Archive. I already liked The Lion King, that time, but the Archive is what got me deeper into my childhood fandom. I loved Bambi really much at first, but mother thought I should calm down and try to find other things too. Then obviously The Lion King came. All this fandom also comes from YouTube (people who uses other artist's TLK works in their videos ) and deviantART. I got so inspired by all the fanart and fan stories, the ones with Scar's past, Kopa and Kovu and Kiara's possible babies that I started drawing alot, alot and ALOT. Drew so many lions, drew so many comics. For this occasion, I will redraw old TLK pieces from my younger days.

For those who doesn't know, I am diagnosed with a unspecified case of autism, which is not a disease, but a condition you can improve. That means my way of thinking and acting is different, I see images in my head that people don't understand even when I explain it. How to explain these things in my mind? It's simple; I draw it, even if it doesn't look exactly what you imagined. Drawing art is not meant for perfection, but for imagination and creativity.

You may be surprised, but before all of this happened, I actually hated drawing when I was 4. My mother made me try to hold a pencil, and I actually and obviously did it!

And this is how I got here. And I still draw wonderful contributions to this amazing Disney movie, and I don't know when or if I'll ever stop. 😉

I love this website deep in my heart and I would completely do anything to support it! It brings so many memories of the first days.

Thank you so much everyone! *licks the screen*
One of the things that strikes me right off the bat with Sukala A.P.'s art is that she's embraced the new addition to the TLK canon, The Lion Guard, for a lot of her inspiration. This in itself isn't remarkable, surely—after all, TLG is the first real shot in the arm that the Lion King universe has had in an awfully long time, and small wonder that it would spark some new interest among fan creators. But Sukala A.P. has made it a special focus of her art, weaving the new TLG characters seamlessly into her work and making them feel at home in this over-20-year-old fictional universe.

What this illustrates to me, and what makes Sukala A.P. particularly deserving of the spotlight, is her spirit and enthusiasm in keeping the fandom itself alive. This isn't just a passing fancy for her: it's a home. It's a place to be for the long haul. And as particularly exemplified by her active efforts to bring attention back to the TLKFAA in an era when many old-guard artists have left and many up-and-coming ones might not even have heard of us here, she's putting in a level of effort at cheerleading that truly deserves accolades.

This kind of thing often goes thankless. But I want to make sure she knows it's appreciated.

And I think everyone here, though surely nobody has overlooked her vibrant contributions when they appear on the front page, owes it to themselves to take a browse through Sukala A.P.'s gsallery. As befits her personality and her winning attitude, her art shows a loose, fun-loving quality that bowls you over with its energy level and its sincerity. Whether she's creating a comic or a single frame of cel-style animation art, she throws herself wholly into the moment—her characters' trademark exaggerated facial features and body language contributing more than their fair share to the mood of the piece. It's a style of overt "cartoonishness" that reminds me of the kinds of specific-acting animation techniques promulgated by John Kricfalusi in the long analyses he has posted on his blog over the years. Animation, John K says, is uniquely suited to conveying the kinds of intricate forms of expression that are part of the human experience, because we can exaggerate the subtle little quirks of facial movements and body language to instantly convey a feeling, in a way that is often lost in live action. It's refreshing, in that way, to see some of these kinds of acting techniques applied to the TLK lions, giving them a life you don't see in the relatively restrained, formal style of the feature films.

Which of course leaves us to wonder what might come with the "live-action" TLK reboot by Jon Favreau that is on its way to us in the next couple of years. Sukala A.P., notably, is optimistic about it, and I am too—it seems to be getting the same level of respect and attention to detail that the original film did. And even without that aspect, it's another new injection of life for the franchise, and one that will bring renewed attention and enthusiasm—and another new generation of fans and their unique creative visions—to our community.

Sukala A.P.'s contribution to the TLKFAA over the last three years has been incalculable—not just because of her art, though that in itself of course is always a delight. It's her effervescence, her cheer, her very presence on the site that helps remind us all that there's something special here, something we don't get elsewhere.

For my money, one of those somethings is Sukala A.P. herself, and that's quite a big perk.

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