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Blackheart by Ashdei-san Blackheart by Ashdei-san
This is an entry for Contest "Design a mate for Kivuli"
Kivuli is a black lioness, you can read about her in Contest page.


Blackheart is albino lion, with a little black spot in his chest. He's big and strong, but he is also too rational. Lions of his pride consider him cold and indifferent, even lazy sometimes, but it was all because he didn't want to do things that he consider unuseful. He likes to observing all kind of events, so he knew about nature way too much.


Background story

"Blackheart" wasn't his birthname, he get his nick-name in a very sad circumstances: his mother got a plague and he, because saw earlier how the same illness spread around hyena's pack, said that pride must abandon her. Even she was agreed with that, because he told her what happened to hyena's pack, but the rest of the pride consider his behavior as coward and disrespectful, so they became to call him "Blackheart". His mother disappeared next night, and he shows quite indifference to this, new nick-name and other's bullying him.

Nobody knew that he killed her from her order, - she didn't want to die in pain and be eaten by hyenas, and also she didn't want to anylion from her pride died because of her.

Due his great acknowledge of nature and observing skills Blackheart often helped lions of his pride with healing wounds, or searching and predict prey's behavior, but after this they decided not to trust him anymore, so he left his pride and started to live alone. He did it because he thought that eventually they will banish him anyway. He actually set up pretty well, and than he meet Kivuli, hot black lioness. If I understand her character right, she probably made an attempt to kill him ^^, which ended with failure. But Kivuli noticed his very strange manner of fighting and thought that such fighting skills may be useful to her pride. Firstly Blackheart reject her offer, and only her brother Hashira could convent him to join.

Kivuli was finding very odd his behavior, due he didn't want to fight with other lions for lioness and his interest in life of other creatures. She called him lazy, always asking why he has such strange name, and firstly didn't notice that started to like him.^^ Blackheart on the other hand from the beggining find her very interesting and attractive as lion who has nothing in common with him, cause Kivuli is aggressive, hot and full of energy. He like to look at her, but never consider her as pair for himself. But eventually this two became close and admit his feelings to each other.Heart 

Rational Blackheart stopped Kivuli from impulsive actions, and her hot spirit made him to actually live in the world, not just observe it.

Well, it was accidentally too large. Anyway i don't mind if you forget my story and create your own. ^^

Related:
Graceful by Ashdei-san  Mufasa and Scar by Ashdei-san  Rie by Ashdei-san




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:icon1gin-okami:
Vision: The way you colored in the fur gives it a realistic tone, and very nice job on the shading. The background fits very well. He also looks very majestic.

Originality: I personally haven´t seen a picture like this, you were very creative with the fur color and the patch of black fur. It surprises me, because I don´t see many pictures of while lions.

Technique: You did really well with what you used, it looks very clean and neat. So good job here. You did very well with blending colors in it to make it look natural.

Impact: It definitely surprised and interested me, you did a really nice job with that.
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CarameliaBriana Featured By Owner Edited Oct 30, 2017  Student General Artist
Gosh this is so purely beautiful and amazing~ Such a unique work! :D
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Ashdei-san Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2017  Hobbyist
Thank you! ^_^
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xXChibiXWolfXx Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It looks really amazing <3 i keep finding myself come back to look at your art so you really earned a watch x3
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Ashdei-san Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2017  Hobbyist
Thank you so much! :D
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xXChibiXWolfXx Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem ^-^
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MelburnArtist Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He looks pretty amazing and well designed as well as the background looking quite beautiful! :)
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:iconashdei-san:
Ashdei-san Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2017  Hobbyist
Thank you!^_^
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:iconmelburnartist:
MelburnArtist Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you're welcome :)
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:iconamecco:
AMEcco Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
He's so noble-looking Love 
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:iconashdei-san:
Ashdei-san Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2017  Hobbyist
^_^ Thanks!
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:iconatram95:
atram95 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Is Impressive!!
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:iconashdei-san:
Ashdei-san Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2017  Hobbyist
^^Thanks!
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:iconbrysillustrations:
BrysIllustrations Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2017  Student Digital Artist
What a majestic beast
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:iconashdei-san:
Ashdei-san Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2017  Hobbyist
Thank you! C:
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TLKRevo Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2017
He is a stunning design! I really love the fact you went with a contrast colour and personality wise with her! This contest is going to be very hard to judge because of amazing entries like yours! Thank you so much for both your entries so far! <333
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:iconashdei-san:
Ashdei-san Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2017  Hobbyist
Thank you!
I might draw one more with cubs, i have an idea about it^^
Today it's my lion weekend :D
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Ankelwar Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2017
Very nice! :love:
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Ashdei-san Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2017  Hobbyist
Thank you! ^^
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