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They were intended to be related originally until someone realized that would make Kovu and Kiara related (Scar’s cubs would be Simba’s cousins). So he was changed to his “adopted” son. (Nuka’s line “Scar wasn’t even his father, he just took him in” and Kovu telling Kiara “he wasn’t my father but he was still part of me”)


Not sure how far along production was at that point, but my guess is there wasn’t time for a full redesign, and his resemblance to Scar was obviously a plot point too (Simba’s nightmare where Scar turns into Kovu, the way everyone looks at Kovu after he gets his own scar on the same eye, etc), so maybe they kept the resemblance intentionally.

His build is notably different from Zira or Scar though (he’s much stockier and more muscular, vs. how lanky Scar, Zira, Nuka, and Vitani all are) and while his overall coloration is reminiscent of Scar’s (the combo of reddish fur, dark mane and eye patches, and green eyes) it’s actually pretty different if you look at the individual colors. Kovu’s eyes are dark green, Scar’s are bright light green. Kovu’s mane is dark brown, Scar’s is inky black. Kovu’s fur is a desaturated dark reddish brown, Scar’s is lighter and brighter with more orange than red.

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Your work is lovely!

Thank you so much for the feature! And so sorry about the delayed reply, I haven’t been as active on DA the last few years as I had to take some time off from art due to health issues.

I’m one of the many artists who used to dislike watermarks. I’d always put my signature in some out of the way corner. But now after over a decade as a working artist, having dealt with theft like people reposting my work with my signature cropped off, or taking my art to sell on tshirts and other merch, and finally the advent of Al art, my opinion has changed.


I really wish I had been watermarking my stuff from the start because it’s going to be a huge pain to go back and edit all my uploads. But at the very least I can start doing it with new ones going forward.