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Daddy, I'm pregnant!
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Published: June 16, 2015
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Every father's proudest moment, and his worst nightmare at the same time. For the Father's Day contest currently running over at :icondisney-club:


Father's Day is fast approaching, and I wanted to draw something a little different. My original plan was to draw Mufasa with Simba, and then maybe Simba holding cub-Kiara - but no. I was struck by an idea of how to sum up poor Simba as a father, and this is it. 

I know he gets a lot of hate for being over-protective, but hear me out. Simba may be 'that guy' when it comes to possessiveness, but he does it for a reason, and that reason is to protect Kiara. He jumps off the edge of a cliff for her; he allows her to marry the enemy's son because eventually he comes to trust her judgement; his every thought is bent on how to keep her safe. I'm not saying he's 'Father of the Year' - he could do a lot more to keep her happy - but goodness gracious, he sure does try. 

I drew this to show that you never stop being a father. Simba would have had to back off from Kiara after the events of TLK2, but I can't imagine this news would have gone down smoothly at first. It's a shock, isn't it? I think he would have been happy when the surprise wore off though ^^

I suppose this also hints at Kovu as a father too - double whammy! 


A little note on the drawing itself. I tried to age Kiara because she seemed like a teenager in the film and honestly, Disney and teen pregnancy don't really mix. I was aiming to give her a Sarabi-esque look, but I failed and made her look more like a cub >.<

I also tried to age Simba a little, giving him lines under his eyes. I hope that shows, at least. 

Good luck to everyone who has entered the contest, and Happy Father's Day for Sunday ^^
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merthin18's avatar
Hope Simba won't get a heart attack!:o (Eek) 
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rayray200Student Artist
Simba's face is hilarious. 😂
But the picture is beautiful. 
The-X-Gamer's avatar
Simba had to take care of Kiara, but kind of failed as a Father, but now he is going to have a tougher time being a Grandfather, if you know what I mean. :XD:
Sully368's avatar
WOW very good work!
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Madarao123Hobbyist Photographer
Wonder what happened when Nala said that to him 
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NoctusFelisHobbyist Writer
Simba's expression. Is. The best. Ever.
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TobyandMavisforeverStudent General Artist
On the contrary, I think Nala would be bouncing around in excitement at the prospect of becoming a grandparent, probably asking Kiara how many cubs she's going to have and if she came up with names yet.
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CwenthrythHobbyist Digital Artist
I agree - I feel like she would be the happiest lioness on the planet!
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TobyandMavisforeverStudent General Artist
Indeed she would.
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SpacecestHobbyist Digital Artist
his facial expression is just priceless to me
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UrafikiHobbyist Traditional Artist
Uh-oh. Run Kovu
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XxFigaxXStudent Filmographer
I just LOVE Simba's expression, and Kiara is so cute too =D chat's your vision of Kovu and Kiara's cubs ? do you think they'll have one, two or three cubs ?
really good draw!
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disneyfangirl774Hobbyist General Artist
Simba's reaction! XD
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paintelyphotobomberStudent Traditional Artist
  Simbas' expression is perfect.
Vida19's avatar
I think Kovu should  hide himself from SImba for a while XD
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Americool1's avatar
That's the reaction that most fathers would have in that case :D You did good with this one!
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KyeronnHobbyist Digital Artist
Still funny
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Alena897Student Photographer
Мило ...
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Leonheart27Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Simba's face is priceless! Ha!
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