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Der Tod eines Loewen by AlectorFencer Der Tod eines Loewen by AlectorFencer
An ambiguous depiction that is free for interpretation.

I tried to set the mood of the colours that fits the metaphor and its many ways how it can be seen by the viewer.
I rarely use strong colour fades like this when I work with traditional media but this image seemed to break my fear to dip my brushes into strong, unmixed paint.

It was once again a honour to work together with :iconzethelius: who has absolutely amazing ideas and visions. Whenever I come up with one idea, he often comes up with thirty. :D
Every collab with him is a great experience. Check out his gallery!

This painting will be available at Mephit Mini Con.

Lineart done by: :iconzethelius:
colouring: me

Thanks a lot for looking. <3
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:iconmylady-lilith:
Mylady-Lilith Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Oh I really like that (:
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:iconxxfadedscarsx:
xXFadedscarsX Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011
How do you do this??
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:icondamasath:
Damasath Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah german ~ ? XD
btw epic picture! >-< *o*
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:iconlukasdamgaard:
LukasDamgaard Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I love it.
Beautiful coloring !
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:icondragon-vine:
dragon-vine Featured By Owner May 13, 2011
What does the title mean in English?
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:iconlrfbirddog:
LRFbirddog Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011
Death of a Lion
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:iconalectorfencer:
AlectorFencer Featured By Owner May 13, 2011
The death of a lion. ^^
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:iconminda-mouse:
Minda-Mouse Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love it!! I drew a lion once for a Religion assignment, and didn’t really do anything else so it has become a bit of a joke for my friends and me. So I see how beautiful this picture is and it makes me want to draw another more magnificent one, I really love it!
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:iconwycksurmer:
Wycksurmer Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011
OMG ur amazing!! I'm really jealous, u got such a talent! People are telling me that I'm artistic but look at you! WOW! How old are you O___O! AMAZING!!
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:icondeviouswitch:
DeviousWitch Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Absolutely amazing and beautiful!:love:
Great job, well done!:clap:
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:iconsilerenth:
Silerenth Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011
Mufasa nOOoooOOOoooOOO!!!
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:iconseth19931:
Seth19931 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
just amazing! :O :wow:
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:iconscarlet-45:
scarlet-45 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Student Digital Artist
amazingly crisp use of chalk pastels ( I'm pretty sure, right?). Seriously awesome picture.
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:iconevilinemoonflesh:
EvilineMoonflesh Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011
I love this one! The movement and the beautiful colors are great.
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:iconroseroseart:
RoseroseArt Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011
Wow. Amazing.
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:iconschwarzerpfeil:
SchwarzerPfeil Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice work!
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:iconnaira13:
Naira13 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011
Wow, it's awesome O.o The colours make it much more... intensive and dramatic. The details are very well done, as the colouring of the mane.

Free for interpretation? Okay, but it's your fault ;):
He's the leader of a tribe (he looks like an anthro for me). Enemies attack them, and he goes into the fight. But then he is struck down by another lion. He loses balance, falls down on the ground, death tries to get him (the cold, dark grey-blue at the bottom). The lion tries to get up, but he can't. Above and around him is fire - sun sets and the fire of war. He can hear the screams of other lions, but he is unable to help them.

This is what gets into my mind when I see this picture. :)
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:iconsessha:
Sessha Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
wuhhhh i love lions and your colouring ohmannn this is..<3
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:iconmolla91:
molla91 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011
50 tails fox.
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:iconwolf-of-paradise:
Wolf-of-Paradise Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Very beautiful. I can't tell if his expression is of ecstasy or pain. I guess you could read it either
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:iconcelerybear:
CeleryBear Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful!
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:iconlittle-caty:
little-caty Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011
wow, unglaublich!!
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:iconmiyakies:
miyakies Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011
wonderful piece, this made me stop and look at it, that's what art is all about. Great work! :clap:
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:iconsoulwinddragon:
SoulWindDragon Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
<3~
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:icondarkgrungewolf:
DarkGrungeWolf Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011
Very nice!
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:iconrockzer:
RockZer Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011
Wow. This is amazing.
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:iconglacialdesign:
GlacialDesign Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011  Student Interface Designer
Super
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:icongreen-inferno-fx:
Green-Inferno-FX Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011
Genial!
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:iconmarkfrankly:
MarkFrankly Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Not usually interested in the 'anthro' genre, but there is something compelling about this piece. Something about the rhythm in the ringlets in the hair.
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:iconwingdiamond:
WingDiamond Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011
The Death of a Lion. Nice one!
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:iconmiitumeii:
MiituMeii Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011
beautiful <3
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:icon6-dark6angel-6:
6-Dark6Angel-6 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing ^^
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:icontommen3:
TOMMEN3 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011
EXCELLENT WORK
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:iconvalachhim:
valachhim Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool, i'm german, to^^

fantastic...and sad
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:iconvyrilien:
Vyrilien Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh those curls and those colours! It makes for such a pretty sight :heart:
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:iconceleste1528:
celeste1528 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
love the swirls and colours!!
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:iconsezmeralda:
sezmeralda Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
This has captured the agony so well - wonderful colours and strong emotion. I love it. Thanks for sharing it with us here on DA!
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:iconj-o-r-d-i:
J-o-r-d-i Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Professional General Artist
Fantastic work :trophy:
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:iconooosvn:
ooosvn Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Omgies!
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:iconochre-dust:
Ochre-Dust Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011
Amazing.
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:iconantiquityrose:
antiquityrose Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Student General Artist
My interpretation: he's having a... er... malegasm.

Details, details...
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:iconsnoo-snoo:
Snoo-Snoo Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, perfect
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:iconkenyon5000:
kenyon5000 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011
Now that........
is awesome!
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:iconpurplehope:
PurpleHope Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful piece !
You should do more traditonnal works :la:
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:iconpeperpoot:
peperpoot Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Student Photographer
I must say... You are One of the more talented artists in all DA... and out of it!!
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:iconninjapirateprincess:
NinjaPiratePrincess Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011
It reminds me of the scene where they kill Aslan and then he is reborn. Very powerful image.
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:iconedmon6:
edmon6 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Student General Artist
wow, this is great.
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:iconroronoaxphantom:
RoronoaxPhantom Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
so beautiful! o__o
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:iconshiningforcekaya:
ShiningForceKaya Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Professional General Artist
I love the fur!
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:iconchikkorn:
chikkorn Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011
is very beautiful!!
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