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Young Mufasa and Scar

By la-panda-art
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Thought I’d make a separate post with the young princes, explains their appearances.

Design Choices:

I didn’t want him to look like an exact clone of Simba when he was a cub, because when they are adults, they do have different designs.
Mufasa doesn’t have he dark ear rim markings, as I like to believe Simba got his from Sarabi, and I decided to make his “mane” go back instead of forward for two reasons; 1) to again differentiate him from Simba, 2) make his look a little more like Scar, as they were closer friends as cubs, and I wanted to reflect that in his design. He also has smaller eyes, fuzzier eyebrows and a bulkier nose, cause he has those as an adult.

This will be a little rant, but I really don’t like when people make Scar as a cub look identical to Kovu as a cub. Despite the nose and dark eye markings, they do not look similar in physical design. Scar is more triangular and long faced, Kovu is more boxy and square. So I did not want him to resemble Kovu, just a pet peeve of mine.
Short rant over.
So I really wanted to capture that “Scar” essence in his design and also wanted to make him a bit unique to other designs I’ve seen floating around the internet.
To make him a bit more similar to Mufasa, I didn’t give him the extra fluffy cheeks he often is seen to have (again like Kovu) he’ll get them in his early teens, as well as his beard.
I only gave him a little tuft on his chin, but nothing extra like his adult form.
Also, since their mother has a wavy chest mark, I decided to give Scar something similar just cause I can and I thought it would be different.

I’m happy that their designs are somewhat more similar as cubs, and as they grow up, those differences start to show, reflecting the dynamic change they have as teenagers into adulthood, until they can no longer see eye-to-eye.

Hope you like my versions!


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Capricornfox's avatar

Awe young Mufasa is spot on

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I absolutely love your designs! They're well thought out, unique and loyal to the characters -- not to mention downright adorable. :)

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Aww, thank you! <3 <3

This-Land's avatar

Its very clear that you have put alot of thought and logical sense into these designs. They all amazing and very realistic (in TLK terms). Great Job, and totally adorable !

la-panda-art's avatar

Aww, I appreciate that so much! Thank you!

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You're most welcome :)

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I like these. You can tell that's meant to be Mufasa and Scar.

la-panda-art's avatar

Thank you! I’m glad they’re recognisable! ^-^

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I love these versions, they actually look different and unique! ^^

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Aww, thank you!!

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