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Shenzi VS AWDs
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Published: June 22, 2011
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Spur of the moment art 8)
I had National Geographic : Predators At War some time ago and remembered a scene where alot of African Wild Dogs attacked a lone hyena because it was getting too close to their den. Also I wanted to try for a tlk-ish design for the AWDs. So I decided to draw this, Shenzi ventured off and is getting ambushed by a pack of AWDs. Or she attacked them, either way. And Rob Zombie is awesome to listen to whilst drawing this ;)


And yes I reffed Shenzi's face from a screen grab, no I did not trace it. I traced nothing here except my own sketches.
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CorsicanWarrah's avatar
CorsicanWarrah|Hobbyist General Artist
Apparently Scar's minions in the original idea for The Lion King were AWDs, but they were changed to hyenas in the final film.
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Spino2Earth's avatar
Two of my favorite animals from Afrika!
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hellpup666|Hobbyist General Artist
Aww I adore AWD and been wanting to see someone do Lion King AWD art pieces 💖 
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dbzgirl9|Student General Artist
Shenzi is a bad arse awesome drawing!
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i absolutely love this!!!!!!!!!!!!
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AuBurneyTheHyena|Hobbyist Digital Artist
AWD: You made a big mistake comin' on our turf, hyena!

Shenzi: Back off! I ain't wastin' my time with you! I gotta hunt for my clan!

I love both hyenas and African wild dogs. I personally like hyenas more and would even be one. One wild dog wouldn't take on a single hyena, but they can outnumber the lone hyena.
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FuryQuantmin|Student General Artist
Should've brought a bigger muzzle *See's other's* never mind!
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DracoTyrannus's avatar
I love The Lion King and I love hyenas!
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juliette-a|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice drawing of Shenzi:D (Big Grin) 
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AllHailKingScar|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Shenzi would utterly destroy them. Cause she's just that good.
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Shenzi: - growls a wild dog- COME ON BRO!!! WANNA FIGHT!!! IM STRONGER THEN YOU!!!

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All Wheel Drives?

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AllHailKingScar|Hobbyist Digital Artist
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suchomommy|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Shenzi is BEAST
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such a awesome drawing
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Zinikmoon|Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is an amazing picture, i love Painted wild dogs.
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WolfAkita-Samurai|Hobbyist Interface Designer
I love wild dogs!Nice drawApplause 
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If that was Niju, Roscoe, Desoto, Buster, Steele, Charlie, Einstein, Balto or Humpfrey I would run if I were Shenzi (wolves and alstatians can go toe to toe with hyenas, and dobermans and great danes can beat them) ... i think. Worse if they are together
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somedudefromEARTH|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Personally, my favorite predator is the Painted dog in Africa. :3 I love how you did this and it looks so authentic! ^^
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twillygriff|Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh my god i love this so much aaahhh
the concept of this is just so friggin' amazing!
really really REALLY nice job on this piece; everything is just so perfect from the shadowy shapes of the AWDs in the distance to shenzi's position and it's just... ksdbiejb
so much power and feeling
geez you're simply amazing!
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This is awesome!!! Love the idea. And great job on the details, poses, expression, colouring, shading, lighting, background and designs.

I would LOVE to see African Wild Dogs, in the LK universe.
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Foxlariat|Hobbyist Writer
I love The Lion King and I think adding african wild dogs is a great idea! I would love to see an african wild dog hang out with the lions!
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