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Prophecy by cerona Prophecy by cerona
EDIT: Winner of :iconyounglion42:'s mascot contest! :la:

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Please note this is a drawing not a photo, just to clear up the confusion ;)

I've been looking for an excuse to draw a lion for quite a while now, and I finally got a chance to :w00t: This one's based on some photos from a gorgeous white lion I took last year at a local zoo, and I've always wanted to draw him - doesn't he just look so majestic and wise? :aww:


THE MAKING OF "Prophecy"

    Tools: Photoshop CS5, Bamboo Tablet
    Time taken: 6 hours
    Layers: 10
    Original size: 2480x3508 px
    Credit: Referenced from own photograph.


You are not authorised to use this image without my written permission. It may not be used for blogs or sim games, reposted and claimed as your own, or altered in any way. Please respect my wishes.

    Artwork © Malin Träisk


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Tutorial for drawing fur can be found here:



WIP steps can be found here:

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Given 2012-01-30
Prophecy by *cerona, a glowing, flawlessly rendered painting of a majestic creature! The sunlight is incredibly realistic. ( Suggested by sheorun and Featured by alicexz )
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Vaemi Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful work, you've rendered the fur very well!
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jmedinadeviantart Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2016
Epic!
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:iconheroined:
heroined Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh my fucking god
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:iconsuper-kibbles:
Super-kibbles Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i ould never dream of making something like this!
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Kadiur Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014
this is NOT a photo?! Eyepopping  I don´t have words.... 
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:iconvaleriejoylauria:
ValerieJoyLauria Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. your work is incredible!
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:icondinodavis:
DinoDavis Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014
So beautiful! <3
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:iconbybcool:
BYBcool Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I thought it was a photo...
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:iconlonelynightrain:
lonelynightrain Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful!
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Thunderblast547 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014
:iconjawdropplz: The fur is so detailed and beautiful :O Good job :D
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:iconnightfiower:
nightfIower Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014
this --cannot-- seriously be a drawing.
Oh my god ;_;
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:iconazulmatador1969:
azulmatador1969 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
tu arte es GRANDIOSO !!!!!!!!!!
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:iconcitycreek:
Citycreek Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013
You know you're fucking boss when you have to edit your description to clear up this is not a photo.
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:iconsylvanimus:
Sylvanimus Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Photo-realism in 6 hours? That's crazy good!
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:iconcerona:
cerona Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sometimes I go a bit crazy.. xD
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:iconnik1010:
Nik1010 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
I actually came here to suggest moving this artwork to Photography category, only to find out this is one of the most realistic paintings I've ever seen.
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:iconcerona:
cerona Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha thanks, that comment really made my day :love:
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:iconnik1010:
Nik1010 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
No problem :)
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:iconbraindeadlamb:
Braindeadlamb Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thats awesome! 
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:iconcerona:
cerona Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Fluffykatze Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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IM GONNA CRAZY THIS IS SOO GOOD!
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:iconneko-systeme:
neko-systeme Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
That looks like a photo *O*
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Delusionism Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
I really did think this was a picture its so good o.o
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XxAngelofHonestyxX Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
Wow, that looks amazing! I almost thought it was a real photo! Great job, your really talented :)
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:iconchoppermiette:
ChopperMiette Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
It is juste amazing ! I love it
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:iconjsmokey49:
jsmokey49 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
very well done. mistook for a photo at first
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Akaizer Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
And you still say it's not a photo?It's just amazing how you do your paintings, they look like photographs. It's so realistic, I like to draw animals like these but only in traditional, i'm still learning digital paint, hope one day I can do paints like yours lol T.T

Majestic Lion :D
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:iconkiriko-windgeist:
Kiriko-Windgeist Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013   Digital Artist
it really looks like a photo :D
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:icondance0927:
Dance0927 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
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:iconchayaa:
ChayaA Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
Beautiful!
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:iconjaqerant92:
JaqErant92 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Such rich fur texture and awesome lighting.
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:iconelnys-allai:
Elnys-Allai Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeus. I think there is a photo!
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:iconanimalluvr6:
animalluvr6 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Student Artist
Absolutely gorgeous! :)
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:iconmiriamlindqvist:
miriamlindqvist Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Student General Artist
OMG that's so pretty! The colors! Gosh!
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Limo777Spirit Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Student
First i looked at it i was like:
"yeah yeah a picture..... nothing special its nice and everything but nothing special, just a photograph..."
and then i realized it was a picture you made, an art work ._____________________.
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a-Astree Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Featured here (: [link]
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Uniture Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Siis tää on iha mahtava, joutuu kyllä tuilaamaan aika tarkasti et tunnistaa piirrokseks. : D
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redgemfirefiona Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconjawdrop: Wow, you're really good!
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:iconcerona:
cerona Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :love:
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:iconredgemfirefiona:
redgemfirefiona Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome!
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Rubydeathgurl Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
This is absolutely incredible. I'm blown away by your wonderful talent!
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:iconcerona:
cerona Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, I'm glad you like it!
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AzureGriffin Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Student Digital Artist
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:iconcerona:
cerona Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
?
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:iconazuregriffin:
AzureGriffin Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
*SPEECHLESS*

(Translation: there are no words to describe the beauty of this... matserpiece.)
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:iconof-the-skies:
of-the-skies Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Whoa, that's really fantastic!
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:iconcerona:
cerona Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconajiekulet:
ajiekulet Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AWESOME!
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:iconcerona:
cerona Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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inuit333 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
it likes a photo...before, I think, "this is a photo"
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