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Every couple of weeks, the Archive holds an art contest here on this page. The winner of the previous contest chooses the theme, sets the length of time, and manages the pictures that other artists create and submit to the contest for judging. Any logged-in user of the Archive can vote on their favorite picture, and the winner sets up the next contest!


Ah yes, The Lion King. The movie where it mainly focus the most majestic hair-styled felines in Africa in five letters, adding the ''S'' as a plural.

As main creatures of the movie, they get all the attention from everyone and are loved by everyone. It even led some fans to create their own unofficial Lion King characters. Lion FCs (''FC'' stands for FAN CHARACTER, because originality does not have it's place when the character is from an already existing fanbase). And there's also other kinds of feline TLK FCs, like leopards, cheetahs, servals, caracals...

BUT! Butbutbutbuttbutbuuuuuut... there are other creatures in the continent of Africa that PROBABLY would need some attention too! Like warthogs, baboons, meerkats, hornbills, hyenas... E-TSE-DERA! And has you've read, I included NO felines in these African creatures mention.

So, basically, the challenge is to draw a character in the movie that isn't a lion or even a feline, or make up your own non-lion-non-cat FC! Take my TLK furso-- ahem I mean, FEATHERsona Msanii as an example! It will be a good opportunity to try something different than felines! :D

Have fun!


1. No cats.

2. No off-topic stuff (DUH! We awll kneow!!1!!).

3. No cheating by tracing over photos. Referencing is allowed though.

4. Have fun! <3
Multiple entries: not allowed
Entries are: anonymous
Deadline: Midnight before Nov 20, 2017
(Contest is over)

Nov. 14, 2017, 5:34 a.m.
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#1: 6 votes

Zazu and Binti enjoying themselves in the sunset. :)
Inspired by the current contest to draw something other than lions, leopards or big felines in general and rather focus at other furry or feather-y animals. And since I absolutely hate to draw birds I did my very first picture of our favourite majordormo and his (sadly deleted) girlfriend. Working on Binti's design was suprisingly way more fun than I exspected. Who knows, might turn into a bird-maniac now. XD
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Nov. 8, 2017, 6:39 a.m.
4-) My characters

#2: 2 votes

Sukie´s current context "Give the others some attention too!" reminded me that amongst my upcoming projects there is a 2-to-3 page comic featuring canon LK characters, but which leading voice would be that from this buffalo; a comic that criticizes one of the most controversial features about TLK...

I am not used to draw any animal that is not a lion, a leopard or a spider (or a dinosaur), so I needed some references on this beast. I wanted it to be a female, but apart from the fact that the name sounds rather male-ish to me, in the end the character looked more male than female. And it also looks more wildebeast-like than buffalo-like to me.

I am considering using it again to the universe of my characters, but that is a long way to go.
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