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March 17, 2009, 3:06 p.m.
Other big cats
°~°

It's for my big cats calendar. Well at least the calendar which I hope to finish someday ^^;

Tigers :3 The one swimming in the water is a male and the one jumping in is a female C:
And because the pic is all watery and all this one will be for April ^.^

Okay the background is a mess imo. I could have finished and uploaded the picture MONTHS ago! Really. But I so burned out at that water .__. Water is hard to draw. And the bushes aren't pretty at all. And I know the water splashing into her face looks all freaky und illogical. But I decided to call it *finished* now )x

But appart from the background I hope you like the two tigers x3
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Jan. 25, 2013, 2:35 a.m.
3. Mufasa's Reign
Nala: "Simba? Simba?"

Simba: >:3 *pounce*

Sketcher drawing using two layers: reffed from a photo by Oceanwide Images. Time spent: a little less than 3.5 hours. Most of my time was spent on the sketch layer. I only left myself one hour for color.

Here is the sketch without color: http://i652.photobucket.com/albums/uu243/koraden/Koradens%20Fanart/KoradenLionCubsSketch.jpg
Afterwards, I was not entirely happy with how the coloring job hid the sketch, so in Photoshop I added the sketch layer back on top with Color Burn and 50% opacity.
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March 6, 2013, 6:43 a.m.
3. Mufasa's Reign
Simba should have known better -
Nala ALWAYS wins.

More Sketcher two-layer realism. Here is the base sketch: http://i652.photobucket.com/albums/uu243/koraden/Koradens%20Fanart/LionCubs2.jpg?t=1362569503 Once again referenced from an Oceanwide Images photo. This is, of course, the sequel to my earlier Simba/Nala realism pic: http://fanart.lionking.org/piccomments.cgi?Koraden+Sketchapalooza.jpg This one ended up being more muted in color, probably because the base sketch was lighter. I also had more time with this one, about 4.25 hours. Sadly had no visitors in Sketcher in all that time, so it was pretty lonely.
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April 14, 2013, 2:59 p.m.
Canon Pictures: What If?
Kianga comes from a strange land where lions try to seduce pretty much every lioness they come across. But Lioden tactics don't work so well in the Pridelands...particularly if the lioness is already taken!
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Jan. 30, 2013, 12:54 a.m.
3. Mufasa's Reign
I guess my last Tama and Malka picture: http://9.gp/gcq begs the question - How did they end up together?

Answer: It was an arranged marriage, a betrothal similar to Simba and Nala's. Malka was next in line to reign over the highland lions, so he would need a mate. It was not unusual for the two prides to seek unrelated young lions from one another; this is how Sarabi came from the pride beyond the mountain to be engaged to Mufasa. In fact, Shungi, Malka's father (in this picture) is actually Sarabi's half-brother.

Tama and Kula were not good matches for young Simba because their father was Mufasa's cousin. However, since Malka shared no blood with Mufasa's line, they were ideal mates for him. Guess which one he ended up with? ;)
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Jan. 16, 2007, 5:54 p.m.
Informational
Part one of the "how does he do that?" series. XD

Some folks have emailed or messaged me, asking how I create my Lion King style art. So I figured I'd share via a few tutorials. :D

This one is on how to sketch and ink your digital art. I use Photoshop and a tablet...as such this is heavily geared to those who use those tools, too. :)

However, they are just that...TOOLS. Holding a screwdriver and a hammer won't make you an expert builder; using a tablet and Photoshop won't make you a master arteest either. What WILL make you a great artist is developing your skills and doing your homework...if you want to draw a lion, look at pictures and videos of lions, not other people's drawings. ;)

And HAVE FUN!!! :D
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June 16, 2010, 11:59 p.m.
2010
A lesson in face drawin'!

Pretty much this is a step by step of how I draw faces, starting from the nose and working outwards. This is the method that I use the most (I realllly can't use the circle system-- it just doesn't work for me) in the most common expression and face angle that I pick when I'm bored and just want something cutesy. Choosing Simba was just supposed to be generic since I think he's the easiest to draw/sketch. So here you go, two for the price of one.


(The lines that don't look like they should be there like in 3, 9, & 11 are "erase this part" marks.)

If this method does not work for you, that's alright. This is my method and therefore it's the one that works BEST FOR ME. It takes time to develop your own.
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Feb. 10, 2007, 4:59 a.m.
Complex projects
Did long, was beautifully got. Simba and Nala rull!
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Aug. 2, 2009, 1:27 a.m.
Mother Africa
The lioness is carrying her new cub to a new location while watching out for danger. She'll find a thornbush to hide him under. There he'll be safe on a soft bed of grass protected by the sharp thorns. I haven't done much realistic drawing lately but I think this came out okay.
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Oct. 28, 2006, 10:11 p.m.
Sketches/Realism
Lioness sketch=3
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