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"Leo"
14 x 11"
Acrylic on Canvas
~ SOLD ~

Thank you ahead of time for any favorites and comments!

This design is available on cards, shirts, etc, at my online shop: [link]

"Leo" has been entered in the Wildlife-Artist's Group open submissions contest [link] Good luck, everyone!

Given the many members in my painted pride, it was only a matter of time before one of my lions would deserve the title "Leo."

My thanks to Morho [link] for allowing me to use her beautiful photo as a reference. The moment I saw it, the painting was born in my head.



In other news, my 2012 art calendars are now available! [link]



My Etsy store: [link]


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Prints, mugs, and more are all available at my Cafepress store! Visit Arden's Miscellany here [link]

Visit my online gallery & portfolio at [link]

Join me on Facebook! Look for "Arden Ellen Nixon" and become a fan.

All images and artwork are property of the artist and are not to be used in any media (including wallpapers) without express written permission. My art is NOT stock and is NOT public domain. Purchasing either a print or an original does not give the purchaser any rights to the image, all of which remain with the artist.
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xxHarlequin7xx Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMG, I almost freaked out that you had left dA because I couldn't find this picture anywhere in my favourites or anything!! This is my favourite piece of artwork on the whole of this website and I would have been absolutely devastated if I couldn't see it again!

Thank goodness you & your beautiful art is still here!
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ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015
Yes, I check in more often than I post, but I am still here! :)
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xxHarlequin7xx Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is such a relief! lol <3
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LuckySpirit14 Featured By Owner Edited Feb 21, 2015
This is absolutely beautiful!!!Heart :D (Big Grin) 
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:iconardenellennixon:
ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015
Thank you!
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LuckySpirit14 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015
your welcome!:D (Big Grin) 
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wolfdino8 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is amazing i luv the stars and the way you amde leo look dusty:) pefect picture
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:iconardenellennixon:
ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014
Thank you!
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wolfdino8 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
no worriesXD
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TheJasIllustrator Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Professional General Artist
WOW!! So beautiful and just flowing with meaningful and majestic energy! Wonderful!! :D :happybounce: 
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ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014
Thank you, albeit VERY belatedly! :)
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TheJasIllustrator Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014  Professional General Artist
Welcome!! :D 
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EveeLover Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013
amazing
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:iconardenellennixon:
ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013
Thank you!
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ak69666 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013
how can u do this ??????? amazing !!!!!!!!
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Plejman Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow!!! It's just fantastic art! Perfect cover for fantasy book!
Right now I'm unable to find more words because you made me speechless :D
Just wow!
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ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013
A very belated but very sincere thank you! This is honestly one of my favorite paintings that I've done.
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neroxxdevil Featured By Owner May 15, 2013
>;)
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:iconlindartz:
LindArtz Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful!!!
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Asratheil Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
Wonderful. :)
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SaveATiger189 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Incredible.
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:iconardenellennixon:
ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
Thank you very much!
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dianfanbao Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
this incredible good work is like a part of the storybook: the never ending story -
I love it! your works are very special in its atmosphäre :wow:
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ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
Thank you very much! This is one of my best pieces and a personal favorite.
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davanart Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Student General Artist
I fell in love with this. It's absolutely gorgeous, it has such a dreamy and relaxing quality to it. Definitely following you!
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RomanceFreak Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ohhh... :happytears: This is soooo beautiful!! I love big cats, and this is just too enchanting and gorgeous!!
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ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
Thank you! It's one of my personal favorites :) Some paintings, you just can't do again!
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RomanceFreak Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome, and I agree. There are some pics and paintings and drawings you just can't redo again.
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FaerySayles Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013   Traditional Artist
wow stunning colours, so enchanting
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whitetippedwaves Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I knew this twitter icon looked familiar ---> [link]
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ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
Blast! Thank you so much for letting me know, as they do not have permission to use my work, nor have they even given me credit (despite the DA watermark!). I have contacted them and hope for a smooth resolution. Again, thank you so very much!
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whitetippedwaves Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're very welcome. I would wish someone to do the same if it were my work. :nod:

I hope everything works out for you.
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ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
Just so you know (albeit belatedly--sorry!), I ended up filing a report with Twitter, which had her take the image down. I spent several days politely asking first, but to no avail, hence the report. Thank you again for your sharp eyes!
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whitetippedwaves Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're very welcome! I'm glad everything worked out. :nod:
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Falcolf Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
Gorgeous :heart:
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ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
Thank you!
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1Apple-Of-My-Eye Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Student General Artist
This is simply the most beautiful thing. Ever.
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ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
Thank you so very much!
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divinecosmos Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Better than the actual photo.
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ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
Ah, but I do owe the photo the inspiration for the idea :) Thank you for such a compliment!
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PENCILSandMORE Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
Beautiful! I love how peaceful he looks!
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ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
Thank you!
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PENCILSandMORE Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
you're welcome! =)
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OliviaKathriner Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This picture.. oh you're so damn talented!
And the coulours are perfect
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ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
Thank you! This is one of my personal favorites, one of those that I look at and think "I'll never be able to do that just right again!"
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Darksorrowinme Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
The word beautiful for this masterpiece i believe it's an understatement...
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ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
Thank you so much!
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Favenatig Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So beautiful! :clap: :wow:
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ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
Thank you!
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EveeLover Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
Amazing
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