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This picture is a representation of the Biblical story Daniel in the Lion’s Den, found in Daniel 6:1-28. If you are unfamiliar with the narrative, I recommend checking it out. My mom looked at this picture and told me the lions don’t look fierce enough—of course, I had my reasons for drawing them the way I did. Whoever tells me the exact reason gets a gold star (HINT: read the story!). :) Anyhow, I drew this to put in a church art gallery. As my hardest and lengthiest project to date, I am happy with most of it.

*justmeina graciously provided a great stock photo to work from [link] . Be sure to check out his gallery!

15-20 hours
F, 2B, 3B pencils
blending stumps
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Phadrae's avatar
They don't look fierce enough because they weren't fierce....YHWH had commanded the lions not to harm Daniel.....they had no reason to look fierce-Daniel had favor with the lions, and was at peace with them.  You did a great job. Thanks for sharing!
Fereshteh's avatar
Star!  Bravo! And thank you for taking a look!
DNA-The-Authoress's avatar
I've always *loved* this story! I especially love your depiction here as well as Daniel's pose.
Fereshteh's avatar
Thank you! It is a wonderful story--one of my favorites. :)
DNA-The-Authoress's avatar
You're welcome! Despite it being so famous, David and Goliath is still one of mine. Another is when Jesus healed the woman who had bled for 12 years and raised the little girl from the dead. :heart:
ZaTanya's avatar
because God sent an angel to close their mouths! :heart:
Fereshteh's avatar
beautiful!!!!!!!!!! very inspiring
Fereshteh's avatar
Thank you. I'm glad you think so.
ElaineTheMain's avatar
I think you catched the story very well.. God is awesome
KermitTX's avatar
You are amazing. Hats off to you! This is beautiful.
joeyv7's avatar
This is one of my favorite religious works on dA - really a beautiful job. The lions are especially well done, and look so benevolent, it's like he's in a cage full of Aslans.
Fereshteh's avatar
Why thank you, that is high praise indeed. I'm glad you like the lions as well. :)
Dredible's avatar
Hi my name is daniel, and the bibelstory is one of my fav, is courage to stand up for his faith is something I look up to.
And the Lions are carmed by the angels(not seen in the picture) it says that they the angels held the mouths of the lions closed so they could not harm daniel.
I like the way it seems natural that daniel be among the Lions, and his pose(humble) and the way the light shines on him
wow
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Fereshteh's avatar
Thank you very much! :)
carosado's avatar
Fereshteh's avatar
DEAR JESUS IN HEAVEN--THIS IS MAGNIFICENT!!! I CAN'T BELIEVE YOU'RE JUST A KID!!! YOU HAVE SOOOOO MUCH TALENT!!!!
NYTB
proverbialcheese's avatar
an angel shut the mouths of the lions. good art work btw oh where do I claim my gold star?
Fereshteh's avatar
:star: :star: :star:

Maybe that will suffice? ;) Thanks for taking a look!
razgrizraven's avatar
lemme guess, does it have anything to do with God shutting the lions mouths maybe?
Fereshteh's avatar
:) Well done!

Thanks for the comment and fav!
razgrizraven's avatar
yeah, it would kinda be bad not to know that.........i was named after him after all..........
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