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Cecil the Lion

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Published: January 20, 2016
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by Chelsea Lowe (Islandstar) @ cmloweart.com

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Cecil the Lion
2002-2015


Someday the creatures on that program will be akin to unicorns and griffins. A fairy-tale bestiary written in past tense, and no one is lifting a finger to stop it. Why not, Lizzie? Why not us?

- Raymond Reddington, “The Mombasa Cartel”


My late (but much-needed) tribute painting of Cecil the Lion! Soon I will be making prints of this to sell at conventions and festivals I plan on attending this year. The money I earn from this digital painting will be donated to lion conservation.

Above is also one of my favorite Reddington quotes - in which he is expressing his concern for dwindling wildlife populations being on the verge of extinction. I found it to be more than appropriate for this subject!

Painted in Photoshop on a Cintiq Companion Hybrid

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NidhoggeStudent Digital Artist
Beautiful work , I love the warm atmosphere it has and the coloring is wonderful ! :)
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cmloweartProfessional General Artist
Thank you! :heart: It was a lovely piece to work on. :)
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NidhoggeStudent Digital Artist
You're welcome! :D <3
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rhunel General Artist
Beautiful!
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cmloweartProfessional General Artist
Thank you!
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RammiflyHobbyist Traditional Artist
Everything in it are amazing
:PeachBlossom: :PeachBlossom: .
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cmloweartProfessional General Artist
Thank you! :)
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asharasharkHobbyist Digital Artist
Excellent colours. 
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cmloweartProfessional General Artist
Thank you! I really enjoyed working with this color scheme. :D
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asari13Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cool
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cmloweartProfessional General Artist
Thank you!
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vectorbarsHobbyist General Artist
Beautiful lion, but cruel fate ...
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cmloweartProfessional General Artist
He really was so beautiful. It's awful that anyone would ever want to kill a lion. :(
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Moonstone27 General Artist
Poor Cecil:(
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cmloweartProfessional General Artist
I know. :( To this day, it still breaks my heart.
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Moonstone27 General Artist
Same:(
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Summer-LynxStudent Digital Artist
ahhh this is so beautiful, I love your style! :heart:
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cmloweartProfessional General Artist
Aw, thanks so much! I'm so happy to hear that! :hug: :heart:
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