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Guardian by balaa Guardian by balaa
Well I spent about 3 hours on the Narnia movie website this morning watching and rewatching all their clips on the making of The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe and just tinkering about on the site. I am truly excited about the film and it just made me really hungry to draw Aslan. I adore the broody/moody colors used on the website and in a lot of posters/concept images for the film so I was definetly inspired by what I saw and thus my chosen colors.

The idea is Aslan simply guarding Narnia and even in frigid frozen tundraw under the White Witch's rule he will bring light and life in his passing. This is also dedicated to all the people I know that have been facing some very difficult life situations. Even in the darkest hour there is hope.

All right I shall stop being sappy now.

Technical details...really it is a quick unplanned speed painting. I should have probably taken more time to develop the concept and work on perspective and design etc but honestly I just wanted to paint. I didn't want to take anything serious or make it perfect and flawless (and flaws abound there are!). I just needed to paint..thats all.

Tools: ps 7 simple brushes
Time: err really don't know..I multitasked so probably 3-5 hours
Size: 3100x4500 pixels (started smaller though as I didnt expect it to go anywhere)
Prints: yes, larger prints available through me if there is interest.
Critique: serious ideas are welcome but since this is a quick piece I am unlikely to work on it again. However I welcome suggestions for future pieces.
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Revanchist Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011
Wrong will be right when Aslan comes in sight
At the sound of his roar, sorrows will be no more.
When he bares his teeth, winter meets its death,
And when he shakes his mane, we shall have spring again.
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MissSunflower Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011
this is the best pic of aslan, well at least in my opinion, that I have ever seen :D he looks regal, but still kind :)
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Silver-Zabrak Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can really feel the emotion in this picture. Awesome job!
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werewolfsfan Featured By Owner May 5, 2011
Stunning!
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InsanityBunneh Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011  Student Photographer
Narnia is one of my favorite movies, and your fanart of Aslan is absolutely amazing. Great job. ^^
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angel234567 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011
That's who I thought it was. It really DOES look like Aslan. =3
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dariusdragon Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010
Ok. I know you probably get a million comments a day, but I just needed to tell you that I absolutely love this painting. I know you said that it was just a quick speed painting, but I think that it almost feels even more expressive than some of your other, more developed pieces... not to discount those; they are still amazing. But there is something about the looseness here that just feels very honest. I admire your work and your obvious talent, but this piece has a special power. The warm radiant light from His body, contrasting the icy cold colors in the sky and castle just emits the character of Aslan and the story of Narnia. You have done C.S. Lewis justice here, even though it may not be technically correct, the spirituality of the painting shines. I definitely think you would produce an excellent fully rendered version. Thank you for painting and posting it.
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wyldhart1395 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010
Yay Aslan! XD Awesome piece.
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JayfeatherForeverFan Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2010
=( I have to draw this guy for the book club I'm in, and I suck at drawing.
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LE0PATRA Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2009
How do you make him look so realistic when it's speedpaint? Are you planning to do a tutorial, may I ask? ^^;
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