I really loved the tones and the classic feel of this piece! its got a modern edge to how it was done, techinique and and the fact that they are animal lovers in a human setting. but the lighting and posture make it feel older. all in all, a joy to look at! must've been fun to make thanks for sharing
two things I was confused about though... if the lion is male, why did you choose to paint him with no mane? I guess you could have been going for a younger, adolescent male. if so, I guess that makes sense now. and I was kind of wondering what the lamb's hand is doing? looks kind of odd just sitting there at his side. but don't let these comments make you think I am criticizing your work- you know we all try not to worship the ground you walk on (its hard though) but I just like hearing the artist's thoughts behind the art sometimes thanks for taking time to read this
say what now? you know... I really cant tell between the two! the lion COULD be female but I am fairly certain that the lamb IS for sure! *points at the revealing side shot just under the lamb's arm really it doesnt matter because even if alectorfencer decided to paint them in a way you couldn't tell the gender on either, it wouldn't harm the painting either way... its more about grace, lighting and the romance really.
but I'm curious... why do you say the lion is female? there's no chest or curvy muscles... and what does alectorfencer say? thats the only opinion that really matters right?