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Part 2 or a commission for (worgun-tyre) of his lion character Woorg(I hope I spelled that right this time!). This is a closeup of the lion.

I will admit, of the two characters, the lion was the bigger challenge for me, surprising really since lions are my favorite critters. Still the mane drove me insane for a good week and well is still driving me insane! Please no critique, I already know where the mistakes are :) and I do well to give myself a hard enough time ;).

Though the character was a challenge, I rather enjoyed creating him. I perceived him in holding a sort of depth, a wisdom that spanned the ages, a very proud lion. So I hope he sort of conveys those thoughts. Now again, creating such a scene from scratch is not altogether easy, especially in rendering lighting on not onlky his mane but face.

I hope you like it Jason!

(also if anyone out there has had experience with painting manes in ps and has some tips for me, do tell!)
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:iconletdragon:
Letdragon Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015
Gorgeous lion. :)
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:iconmorningstarskid:
morningstarskid Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful!!!
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Aegle47 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011  Student Digital Artist
This is SOOO
ASLANIC!!!
AUGHSUMNESSITY!!!
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segovia3354 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010
I'll put in my favorite
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LE0PATRA Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2009
I like to paint lions too! I do their manes a little differently (only got Photoshop 6) but they devinitely are darker in color away from the face!
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:iconli0ns65:
Li0ns65 Featured By Owner May 4, 2009
Just love lions! Good work, mate.
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:iconwingedwolf1202:
WingedWolf1202 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
It looks like Aslan from Narnia...<3
I love that movie-well directed...but i have to give a thumbs down for the second movie-not so good.

Anyhow...i wonder if there is an Aslanian? OooooOoohhhh!? I wonder! lol!
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horselover146515 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2008  Student General Artist
this is amazinggggg! your animals look so realistic :)
wish i was that good at painting
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:iconwhitefox94:
whitefox94 Featured By Owner May 7, 2008
:O Lions are my favourite animals too :D ^_^
The pictures beautiful and you have no need to worry about the mane :)
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:iconsweetmary037691:
sweetmary037691 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2007
oh wow beautiful loin
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:iconbattlemasterrose:
BattlemasterRose Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2007
Wow. It looks absolutely amazing. You can see the intelligence, and you draw fur magnificently! It looks completely realistic.
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ScorpionzDezignz Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2007   Digital Artist
Absolutely beautiful work!
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09393 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2007
YOU HAVE TALENT THAT YOU HAVEN'T EVEN TOUCHED I COULD NOT BELIEVE HOW BEAUTIFUL. EACH HAIR. AND THE OVER ALL SUBJECT YOU ARE IN THIS AGE WHEN EVERYONE KEEPS CALLING THEMSELVES AN ARTIST. THE TRUE ARTIST THANK YOU.
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Shiningstars240 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2007
Nice pic
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Sephenangels Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2007
good art

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I like it to do my thing Sephenangels....
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:iconcontrosog:
ControSoG Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2006
as u can guess ITS INCREDIBLE!!!!!!!!!!! i dont belive what i see in ur gallery O.O!!!!!
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ArlanInsanity Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2006
I love how well you did the mane, it's just superb.
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jshapeshifter Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2006
The sculpture I'm working on now contain a Siberian Tiger (along with a dragon) and I also am gonig to be starting a lion sculpture........you are truly a great artist.I'm glad I came here (got your name from *adnama silerstein)............J
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Allie16 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh My God ur sooooo good ^.^ i cant beleive how well u draw!!! :clap: :bounce:
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kimi-lady Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2005  Professional Photographer
he looks rather sad.. beautiful work :heart:
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:iconking00nayr:
king00Nayr Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2005   Writer
omg...It is so...omg! That is incredible. I love lions and this is ...wow...I love you style.
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king00Nayr Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2005   Writer
omg...that is...omg. I love Lions...and this is incredible. I really love his eyes...sigh...
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IrishRose85 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2005
my its soo realistic it almost looks like a photograph when I was looking at the thumb.. but yet your style is sooo distinct I can tell its your work right away ^_^ I am impressed!
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:iconcevoi:
Cevoi Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He`s fantastic!!!!!
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:iconmishevious-littleimp:
:o A LION!!!!! MY FAVE ANIMAL!! that looks sooo real! amazing!
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:iconfavouriteholic:
favouriteholic Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2005
Its amazing, its beautiful, its... cuddly and warm X3
I want to hug it!!!!
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tatsku Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2005
Lovely :)
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Hiei4242 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2005
Incredible, I'm at a lose of words, I'm trying to make my animals look realistic and thats not easy as I've come to find out but you make it look easy! Awsome! My art is mostly fanart, Hiei from YYH. ^^; I'm trying to break away from that as you can see from my wolf sketches....thats if you actually bother to look at my pathetic gallery ^^; Great job! FAVS! :handshake:
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:iconbalaa:
balaa Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2005  Professional General Artist
It is good that your gallery is diverse. I used to do predominantly fanart too so no shame in that at all. You just gotta force yourself to try new things and practice realism over and over and over again. It took me a tooon of tries to get where I did....and though each new pic I did didnt necessarily look like what I wanted...I always learned something new and step by step got to where I am :). You just have to have patience and practice..practice practice :). :heart: You will make it! Just have faith in yourself, thats the hardest obstacle to overcome, your own doubts!
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JesusYY Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow that's beautifull, love the fuzzy hair and the look on his face :)
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valleyoflostsouls Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2005
nuuu! I love fur ...and eyes...and everything about it!! You shouldn't be receiving tips, you should be handing them out ^.~
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EfiWild Featured By Owner May 3, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Just impressive!! :clap:
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SimbaGirl Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
o.o..........

Goodness me, you're killing me with all this beauty in one night! x3 I adore how the colors fade away so gently at the bottom. And he truly looks wise and noble, proud but kind.

Wish I could compliment better. But I'm always in complete awe. ^^;
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wolfwithdances Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2005
whoa. the shading and blending on that...whoa. excellent work. (:+fav:)
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TyParsec Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2005
That's another beautiful feline! Wow! His mane came out amazingly fluffy and poofy. I LOVE his mane! You did a great job on the face and expression too. :D
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worgun-tyre Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2005
Magnificent. :worship:
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Sne-aks Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
that is pretty impressive...i admire the talent digital painters possess
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selectiveamnesia Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2005
*pets* sooooooo pretty....
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Gymnart Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent lion work!!
As for painting manes, why don't you treat it like all the other furr, especially the way you did the furr on top of his head and his chinny-chin-chin? Those look like good mane textures. Great job altogether. I would have been gone nuts!! :lol:
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azumitaiko Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2005
lion lion lion lion lion!!! :+fav:
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Cunjo Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2005
Very impressive detail on this one. I couldn't begin to guess how long that mane took you. The expression is very nice and peaceful too =)

If you don't mind me asking, how many different brushes did you use for the fur?
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balaa Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2005  Professional General Artist
I really cant recall to be honest how many brushes I used! A lot of this picture was experimentation just trying to develop the techniques I needed to carry the final piece through! The mane..oooh the mane. I struggled with it from the get go..I think I ended up redoing at least 3 times before it started to move in the direction I wanted! Truly was frustrating but in some strange way gratifying!
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Cunjo Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2005
Wow, well, you've turned out a great result =) I would never have the patience to stick with something like that.
Did you use a reference of some sort?
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Pumidlo Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow i'm lost for words... really! :worship:
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lp-unicorn Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2005
Wow that's beautiful! It's given me so much inspiration, thankyou :D The colours and techniques are so soft and realistic - and I absolutely love the mane :D Please don't change the style of ur manes LOL they're so unique and fluffy and gorgeous! ^^
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ArtistMaz Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
its great!! :D
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melleh Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2005
I love how the man appears soft and flowing, i'de love the pet this lion:D
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Awesomealexis1 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
Its stunning, it looks like you have taken a photograph
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rose-star Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
So furry! :glomp: His fur reminds me of a stuffed animal I've had since I was really small. :aww:
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EmmaEsme Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Always amazed! He looks beautiful. Rather then think of this as critique, please consider it only but a suggestion. Perhaps pull the mane back more and give him more forhead and cheeks. That could be what's bothering you. I know when I can't put my finger on something, people have suggested things, and if I try it out, it gets me closer to what it is sometimes. I think the way you've painted the mane looks realyl nice. It has alot of depth, as though I could pet him and there would be thick full fur there.
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