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i am a lion and i want to be free
do you see a lion when you look inside of me?
outside the window just to watch you as you sleep
'cause i am a lion born from things you cannot be
how can i sleep at night? there's a war inside my head
i found the lion hidden right beneath my bed
i will not hide myself from the tears that you have shed
because i am the lion and
you are dead.

- Lion by Hollywood Undead


Finally! I piece I feel proud of! I worked real hard on this one, spend approximately five hours on it. I completely repainted the mane and tail which was a new experience for me and I completely moved away from smudging. It was out of my comfort zone, but I'm glad I did it. I love the way the mane came out, but I was really really unhappy with the tail, so I hid his butt behind a tree. I'm also not super fond of the lowlights I did for detailing. :/ I couldn't fix it though, so the splotchy dark lines had to stay. :P

This is another image of Jon, a character I'm quickly growing very fond of. He's a blast to write with, and he seems to be my inspiration for photoshop.

Constructive criticism is VERY welcome! I love getting tips on how to improve, because lord knows I could use improvement. :)

Other images of Jon:
[link] [link]

Credits!
horse: [link]
background: [link]
everything else is my own - DO NOT STEAL, USE FOR YOUR OWN CHARACTERS, OR REPOST ANYWHERE.
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Mourgebeast's avatar
Yessss, haha I am starting to love Jon and I don't even know the char! I've loved all your manips of him thus far, and I can definitely see a lot of growth! and in such a short time, it's awesome! I love the lighting you did, and the rich colors are superb :] and great job on the eye and mane! >D also LOL I hide tails (and hooves omg) behind things all the time!
8rhyme-and-reason8's avatar
Thank you soso much Mou :heart: That means a lot! :)