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The Lion and His Boy by CelticBotan The Lion and His Boy by CelticBotan
"Could it be the sacred wind?
It's calling me to now begin
To walk into the dark, carrying the light of tomorrow

(...) Don't fear,
You'll be safe from now on
Morning sky watching over all...

Deep inside, so silently my heart will speak
Deep inside of me
Memories flickering and shimmering on
Endlessly..."

("SOUND OF THE WIND", by Donna Burke)

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This is a comission I made for my friend Onassis - he wanted himself side by side with a lion, his favorite animal, looking powerful, and with a lot of red and orange all over it.
Gathering all these elements, I made him as some kind of desert prince with his white lion body guard / pet! It was increadibly fun to paint! :XD:

Enjoy! :wave:


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"Poderiam ser os ventos sagrados?
Eles me chamam para iniciar agora
A caminhada na escuridão, portando a luz do amanhã

(...) Não tema,
Você estará a salvo de agora em diante,
Céus da manhã que a tudo vigia

Dentro de mim, silenciosamente, meu coração falará
Dentro de mim
Memórias estão tremeluzindo
Eternamente..."

("SOUND OF THE WIND", by Donna Burke)

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Essa é uma comission do meu amigo Onassis - ele queria a si mesmo, ao lado de um leão, o animal favorito dele, bem poderoso e com bastante vermelho e laranja no esquema de cores.
Unindo todos esses elementos, fiz ele como se fosse algum principe do deserto -like, com seu leão branco guarda-costas / de estimação! Foi muito divertido, adorei desenhar e colorir eles! :XD:

Enjoy! :wave:


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~> REFERENCES:

This picture of "Lion man": [link]
And my friend's face =D [link]

Paint Tool SAI
Photoshop CS2
Wacom Bamboo PEN
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:iconwingeddragonwolf:
WingedDragonwolf Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014
THE LION'S EYES. OH MY WORD. this is awesome.
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:iconhorsesplease:
HorsesPlease Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014
I thought of "Prince Caspian" and "Narnia"'s Aslan when I saw this.
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:iconmuffinrawr1:
MuFFiNRAWR1 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
He is a hottie! <3 :D
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:iconcelticbotan:
CelticBotan Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, yes! :XD:
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:iconpearlypony:
PearlyPony Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012   General Artist
Utterly gorgeous. So crazy about the lion!
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:iconcelticbotan:
CelticBotan Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The lion was fun to draw and paint! =D
THanks a lot!
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:iconrinsha:
Rinsha Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012
i'm on love!! Your work is amazing
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:iconcelticbotan:
CelticBotan Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THank you so much!
I'm happy you like my work! =D
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:iconrinsha:
Rinsha Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012
Your welcome it really is amazing i might watch you if thats ok
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:iconcelticbotan:
CelticBotan Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THanks for the watch! :heart:
and welcome to my crazy artistic world xD
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:iconrinsha:
Rinsha Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012
Haha thanks glad to be in it XDD
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:iconjoeyv7:
joeyv7 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012
Very cool image :)
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:iconcelticbotan:
CelticBotan Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THank you a lot, dear!
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:iconswanlullaby:
SwanLullaby Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing!
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:iconcelticbotan:
CelticBotan Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THanks!!
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:iconnarniangriff23:
NarnianGriff23 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
Awesome job :)
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:iconcelticbotan:
CelticBotan Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THank you a lot!
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:iconnarniangriff23:
NarnianGriff23 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012
Your very welcome.
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:iconannaoi:
annaoi Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice! I love the lions mane! so real!!
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:iconcelticbotan:
CelticBotan Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THank you a lot! =D
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:iconannaoi:
annaoi Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you're welcome :)
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Tedah Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
wow, it's brilliant!
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:iconcelticbotan:
CelticBotan Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THank you a lot!
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tfantoni Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Student Digital Artist
NOFFA, os pelos ficaram tão bem definidos e contrastados! como conseguiu, tia?
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:iconcelticbotan:
CelticBotan Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Valeu, Tia! =D
Então, eu faço uma base com as cores mais suavizadas, em tons escuros, mas já dando um inicio da textura de pelos, aí vou chegando com cores mais claras, diminuindo o brush e clareando até onde for possivel (no final, termina com o tom mais claro que dá pra ver aí, e o brush bem fino). Também olhei fotos de leões pra ver o sentido de crescimento da juba e tal, e como os pelos se dividem em blocos naturalmente. Espero que tenha ajudado xD
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Feare909 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012   Artist
I love lions!
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:iconcelticbotan:
CelticBotan Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Me too! :love:
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:iconflamian:
flamian Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
It reminds me of the Chronicles of Narnia, by C. S. Lewis.
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:iconcelticbotan:
CelticBotan Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, it was a reference indeed =D
I entitled it after THE HORSE AND HIS BOY and then I realized that the book is set in an Arabic-like country, with deserts and all, so it fit like a glove xD
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flamian Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012
Sweet! :D It's a really good one! Very well done indeed!
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:iconrhetta:
Rhetta Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I had the same thought. The similar title to 'A horse and his boy' probably helped. :D
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:iconflamian:
flamian Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
That's what got me too! That and the lion just has this "Aslan" look about him.
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:iconrhetta:
Rhetta Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Exactly! XD
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:iconflamian:
flamian Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
Haha! XD
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WitchlingSailorMew Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012
This guy is badass.
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:iconcelticbotan:
CelticBotan Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Indeed, he's a great friend of mine.
THanks a lot! =D
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FFSX Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! this is really amazing work you have here
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:iconcelticbotan:
CelticBotan Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THank you very much! *-*
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