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Daddy, I'm pregnant! by Cwenthryth Daddy, I'm pregnant! by Cwenthryth
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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I really like this!! I think you added just the right amount of expression and thought into Simba and Kiara....But I just think that Simba's face needs to be a bit bigger, but other then that, this is fabulous!! I love it!! I really like the shading and the lighting. Maybe you should try to do more pieces like this, because I really like your style, but I think Simba's muzzle could be a little bit more rounded, but other then that, this is a fabulous piece!! I really really like it!! Bravo and keep it up!!! =D <3 <3
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I think, that the image of Simba with his daughter Kiara, is really cute, i love the lighting and affection she is giving to him, brushing her cheek against his, is so heartwarming. But i agree with his head, needing to be a bit bigger, and you make sure for Kiara being a lioness is smaller than him, it's a really nice touch! U'm i do not see anything up with the lighting, i think it's really good and detailed, it shows refection off their eyes. Just make sure it's not too, dark around the face. The sun, is not too dark, because it shows it's sunset, and shows a nice glow to Simbas mane. And yeah, the image is original and good^^ I hope the ratings are done well...And i hope it is fair. Because this is my second time in writing a Critique, so...I hope this is fine:)
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slenderdude214 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2018
I love this XD
The-X-Gamer Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2018
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 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2018
WOW very good work!
Madarao123 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonder what happened when Nala said that to him 
NoctusFelis Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Simba's expression. Is. The best. Ever.
TobyandMavisforever Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2017  Student 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.
Cwenthryth Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I agree - I feel like she would be the happiest lioness on the planet!
TobyandMavisforever Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2017  Student General Artist
Indeed she would.
Spacecest Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
his facial expression is just priceless to me
EnderEmpire Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2017
Urafiki Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Uh-oh. Run Kovu
XxFigaxX Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2017  Student 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!
disneyfangirl774 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Simba's reaction! XD
paintelyphotobomber Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
  Simbas' expression is perfect.
Vida19 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2017
I think Kovu should  hide himself from SImba for a while XD
Egyptian-Fox Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Americool1 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2017
That's the reaction that most fathers would have in that case :D You did good with this one!
K-reator Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Kyeronn Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Still funny
Alena897 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016  Student Photographer
Мило ...
Leonheart27 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Simba's face is priceless! Ha!
Shapatline747 Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2016
bluemacaw11 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2016  Student Artist
Kiara eye smile : hi dad i wanna tell you something...
simba and kiara : yes kiara?
Kiara eye smile : im pregnant!
simba: faint 
moonlitinuyasha1985 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2016
Ha ha ha~!!! :iconfoxxdplz:
SD7003 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016
that reaction tho 😃😃😃😄😄😄😄😃😃😄😊😊😁😁😆😆😆😆
Benthehyena Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, love did find a way, after all.
It totally did.
A big WAY.
Mellowix Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2015  Student
I hope my Dad reacts like that.:D (Big Grin) 
iNerd777 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
My dad will probably kill me and my significant other. Ha-ha!!!
lillystarswimmer Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2015
his face says:OMG OMG ONOZ Emoticon Extreme OMG Chica's Pizza Withdraw (Chat Icon) 
cmara Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2015   Traditional Artist
Simba:Stunned ...whaaaaaaaat?
TiggzTheJewishTiger Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2015  Student General Artist
Haha how accurate
Tyraka628 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
All dads with daughters have been here at least once in their lives.
lillystarswimmer Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2015
his face. omfgMufasa Icon ~ free to use Simba Big No -Textless Version- 
Kal241 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2015
I laughed harder at Simba's face than I should've XD Fantasic job!
Nala1994 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Well Simba, what do you expect, she's married now.
FeuerKnight Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2015
Simba is thinking: MUST. KILL. KOVU
StellatheFox26 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Oh my god! Hahahahahaha!
YuigetsuHozuki Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
XD oh god I can see this happening hahahaha!
CCB-18 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, it could be worse. Nala could be pregnant at the same time too(!)
kiararoome Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2015  Student Artist
i know right his face is so funny
Fire-Aqua-Stars97 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2015
Ha ha that look on his face
MoonRises Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2015
That is funny !!!!!!Giggle Meow :3 :D (Big Grin) 
ScarabsCorner Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hahaha his reaction
HazelTheUnicorn Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2015  Student General Artist
I accidentally found that Kiara and Sarafina look a lot a like. Just something to think about. I've seen a lot of drawings where she looks like Nala as an adult, so I figured I'd try that out, but it didn't work for me. So it might be worth a try to draw her like Sarafina?
Cwenthryth Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I always thought that she and Nala looked very little alike facially (except maybe the chin?) so I think you're right, it might be worth drawing her like Sarafina. I think it might be the eyes; Sara's and Kiara's are open whereas Nala's are usually half closed.
HazelTheUnicorn Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2015  Student General Artist
I was playing with bases when I discovered it! I was using Sarafina's lines but I wanted it to be Kiara so I figured I'd just make do and It turned out they resemble each other quite a bit.
RockyGems Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
I sort of like the idea of Kiara always having something of a baby-face as an adult :)
Cwenthryth Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad you said that, because her baby face here was purely accidental xD
tomas144 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OK, you made me laugh :D
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