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Collection of WIP's of my painting Prophecy . Please note that this is not a tutorial as such, just a slide show of the painting progress ;) Maybe it will be useful to someone!

This was one of the fastest paintings I've ever done, believe it or not! This is the reason why the WIP steps aren't as detailed as they normally would. I never expected it to turn out as detailed as it did, since I was under a very constrained dead line for the contest.

Step 1: Basic profile laid down.

Step 2: Defining the highlights on the lion in block colours.

Step 3 - 5: Working from the bottom right corner diagonally towards the top left.

Step 6: Defining fur in the face with block colours and thicker strokes for general look and feel.

Step 7: Detailed strokes in the face to further define the finer hairs.

Step 8: Drawing and adding various colours to the mane with thicker brush strokes.

Step 9: Defining the mane and ear.

Step 10: Adding smaller details (refining mane/fur and adding whiskers and other smaller details etc). Messed around with the background until I found something that matched.

Step 11: Changing and defining the highlights/shades/hues of the painting for best visual impact.

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

Original Artwork:

Tutorial for drawing fur can be found here:

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cerona Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, glad you enjoyed it :love:
destiny2099 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
It reminds me of Aslan from the Chronicles of Narnia
cerona Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He was a gorgeously majestic lion :nod:
destiny2099 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
yeah and he was a magic lion
fantreasureplanetljs Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Student General Artist
:wow: this is so cool! =D
cerona Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
fantreasureplanetljs Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Student General Artist
Seb2425 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Student General Artist
amazing, great job,im in the procces of drawing a lion in photoshop,and i cant get the mane to look like anything, which is driving me crazy. this is insane
cerona Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, I'm glad you like it :) Yeah the mane was quite tricky for me too :(
alpin-j Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012   Digital Artist
you got to be kidding me right? I thought it was a picture
BRAVO for the amazing work glad you understand lighting so well
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