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King Liger by AuroraLion King Liger by AuroraLion
So this was totally unintentional from the beginning. I just felt like sketching the King Liger one night, then it turned into "well I just do some flat colors just for fun", then to "well ok I'll shade it", finally to "yeah maybe a background would be cool". I probably did a billion sketches until I got a "fluffy mane" that I liked. Turning the grade-ups and their wtf anatomy/huge heads into the more standard zoid look isn't the easiest :/

Ok it's on tumblr now, link below!


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:iconjeszasz:
JESzasz Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
 It's the grade-ups WTF anatomy that makes me want to see what Kotobukiya could do with them. Poor things don't get enough love. 
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GHancock Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2018  Professional General Artist
Great job on this; a kitty that never received enough love!
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MaiasaLiger Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2018  Student General Artist
WHAT A BEAUTIFUL FLUFFY BOI!! I love the bg colors so much aaaaaaaaaa they're so calming ;u;
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AuroraLion Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2018
YES! I wanted a fluffy maned King so bad ;v; Just trying to think how it would move lol Not gonna lie, backgroun was totally last minute ;v;
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Darkemperess Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's so refreshing to see someone doing any kind of artwork in the fandom for Zoids. This is beautiful and the detail is perfect.
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:iconauroralion:
AuroraLion Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2018
Thanks! =D
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Blackvegetable Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2018
Oooo, cool! :D
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:iconauroralion:
AuroraLion Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2018
Thanks! =D
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Blackvegetable Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2018
No problem! :)
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:iconsilverlion:
Silverlion Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2018
Fantastic! Thank you for sharing.
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:iconauroralion:
AuroraLion Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2018
Thanks!! I'm glad you like it! :la:
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:iconsilverlion:
Silverlion Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2018
Always! Love your work!
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Kia350-90812 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
mm not often you see art of this Zoid, nice job! :D
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:iconauroralion:
AuroraLion Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2018
Yeah King Liger deserves more love and it's honestly one of my favs =D
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Ra-ooo Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so beautiful! The smooth coloring showing all the turning angles of the armor and metal is so gorgeous! Your tweaks to the anatomy are excellent too, King Liger is looking majestic. Very beautiful piece!
I had to fave this with my own account as well as my zoids OCT one haha
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:iconauroralion:
AuroraLion Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2018
Thanks so much!! I had my HMM Zero sitting on my desk next to me, so he was the ref for this lol I think it worked well for King though x3
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Ra-ooo Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yea totally!
Haha good call. It's like those wooden mannequins for artists, only a liger XD
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MidnightW0l1f Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thats super dope!!!!!!!!❤❤❤❤❤
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AuroraLion Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2018
Thanks! =D
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SilverFang-00 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazing! Love your attention to details here :)
The metallics are UNF
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AuroraLion Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2018
Thanks so much!! =D
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Orionh Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2018  Student Digital Artist
My father brought me this guy form Japan (I'm form Spain) hwen I was a kid, always have had a special place in my heart.
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:iconauroralion:
AuroraLion Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2018
Oh that's so cool! This guy has always been one of my favs.
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AzzurraMune Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
idk why but this really reminds me of Volron (Yas im a nerd :P) I think it's the lion theme. This is awesome work by the way :3.
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:iconauroralion:
AuroraLion Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2018
lol! This guy's from a series called zoids that actually predates Voltron =D And thanks!!
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Darkemperess Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Technically speaking, Voltron Defenders of the Universe predates Zoids. Voltron originally came out in 1980 while Zoids began their first iteration of model kits in 1982. The Zoids anime didn't start airing until 1999, so Voltron was first in a lot of things lol
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:iconauroralion:
AuroraLion Featured By Owner Edited Aug 8, 2018
Eh it's close enough LOL I read the dates wrong then again, thanks dyslexia. I kinda feel like all those things are soooo close together that they all inspired each other.
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Darkemperess Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Solids started out as nothing more than a toy line, but it started having a story made with it when Tomy started making the newer model kits to try and make more sales. When the models started coming with mini manga is when Zoids became as big as it was/is. Zoids kinda rode on the Gundam craze to get itself even bigger. Voltron may have been an inspiration for the manga/anime, but I'd say it was more along the lines of the gundam craze that did it lol
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85NERO Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
wow awesome great work
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:iconauroralion:
AuroraLion Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2018
Thanks! :)
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hunterchuch Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2018
NOSTALGIA
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:iconauroralion:
AuroraLion Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2018
LOL yeah it's crazy how long its been since zoids aired ;v;
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11whiskers Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Agreed 100% 
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AlvinWTH Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2018  Student Interface Designer
Wow, that's really amazing keep up the good work.

P.S. what the name of this anime again
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:iconauroralion:
AuroraLion Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2018
Thanks!! It's from Zoids, though this guy never got to appear in any of the shows. He was just a model, but it's one of my favs =D Zoids had a few animes and an all new one airing right now.
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Tyilight Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2018
Wow, really amazing. You done a wonderful job.
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:iconauroralion:
AuroraLion Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2018
Thanks!! ^^
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draenei-friend Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconiheartitplz:
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Rose-Hunter Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
that looks awesome!
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:iconauroralion:
AuroraLion Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2018
Thanks! =D
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Rose-Hunter Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D  you're welcome
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HanyoutaiKyoushu Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2018
I feel ya on trying to draw the Gradeup Zoids, but this came out absolutely beautiful. The blade redesign looks nice, and the fluffy mane in general is a better IMO than the... wave... pattern... zigzag thingy- that they do on a lot of the gradeups. In spite of the design changes it's still very clearly King Liger and is perfectly at home being recognized as one.
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AuroraLion Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2018
Thanks! I'm so glad lol I've drawn the zeekdober and gultiger no problem but king was so difficult. It's just so odd and with that mane going into the back and all I could think of is that it'd be in layers and shift when its head and neck moves (which did give a cool mental image). I wish I could just slap this to kotobukiya and be like MAKE THIS HAPPEN lol
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LudedWolf Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2018
Nice!!!!!!
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AsiaAurora Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehe, that happens with me, too. I'm like, okay! Just a quick drawing!
Then it turns into something crazy Shrugs 
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AuroraLion Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2018
lol yeah! But sometimes those are the best =D
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:iconasiaaurora:
AsiaAurora Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
True!
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JohnnyFive81 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great pic of a largely forgotten Zoid.
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AuroraLion Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2018
Thanks! King's one of my favs and I've been meaning to make a pic like this for it~
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