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King of the Jungle by Loopydave King of the Jungle by Loopydave
I first read the original Tarzan book when I was a kid of 12... still love the character today and always wanted to paint him... so I did. Poor impulse control I guess.

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Pencil sketch, painted in photoshop, posted on the interwebs and now viewed by you!

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:iconnonojo723a:
Nonojo723a Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2017
Awesome muscles, skin, lighting!
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:iconloopydave:
Loopydave Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2018  Professional
Thanks man!
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:iconcobramer:
cobramer Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2017
He has a body for BONDAGE,
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:iconloopydave:
Loopydave Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2017  Professional
:D I'm sure Tarzan got tied up a bit in some of the books!
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wooden-horse Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2017
Amazing gallery — great work!
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:iconloopydave:
Loopydave Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2017  Professional
Thanks Wooden-Horse... and thanks for the fave too!
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:iconwooden-horse:
wooden-horse Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2017
You are most welcome!
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:iconbladeninja76:
Bladeninja76 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Pretty nice lighting and muscle/skin.
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:iconloopydave:
Loopydave Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017  Professional
Thanks! Jungle king here chose this exact spot just for that lighting... he's a sucker for a dramatic entrance.
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:iconcorbeaur:
CorbeauR Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2017
That me, except i'm with a mountain lion and a pheonix
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:iconloopydave:
Loopydave Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2017  Professional
Jungle King here is jealous.... he never got a phoenix. Sure the panther is good company, but it can't burst into flames when you need to start a fire on those cold nights can it!
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:iconcavaloalado:
cavaloalado Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This reminds me of the character John Clayton (Tarzan), played by Christopher Lambert in "Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes"
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:iconloopydave:
Loopydave Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2016  Professional
Good movie that one! Cheers!
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:iconclarkyboingo:
ClarkyBoingo Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2016   Traditional Artist
Hi. What a great piece of art. Beyond  the amazing body and style, what struck me was the light. It may be the way you handle it, or just your own vision (I've since the same kind of exactness on your other works), but this is really touching and having an impact on me. Cheers.
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:iconloopydave:
Loopydave Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2016  Professional
Danke! Glad you like and I appreciate the well thought out comments :)
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:iconeuskelo:
Euskelo Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2016   Digital Artist
Marvellous work! His musculature is fantastic. :D
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:iconloopydave:
Loopydave Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2016  Professional
Thanks! Clearly all that running around, wrestling Apes and chasing tigers has kept him in good shape :D
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:iconadej-art:
AdeJ-Art Featured By Owner May 17, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Bagheera!
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:iconloopydave:
Loopydave Featured By Owner May 22, 2016  Professional
Haha!
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:iconmbloodriver:
MBloodriver Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
I love the panther !!!
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:iconloopydave:
Loopydave Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2016  Professional
She says 'thanks' - or would if she wasn't a cat :D
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:iconrebellinglemming:
RebellingLemming Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great art!
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:iconloopydave:
Loopydave Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2016  Professional
Thank you :)
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Saddust Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014
Oh ? That's me (^v^)
Well, I would like ! Superb drawing.
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:iconloopydave:
Loopydave Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Professional
:D Thanks Serge!
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:iconatleastimalive:
AtLeastimalive Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014
Badass art. B-) (Cool) 
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:iconloopydave:
Loopydave Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014  Professional
Thanks man!
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AlexanderNesterov Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014
hm...strange that the King of the jungle is white
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:iconloopydave:
Loopydave Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014  Professional
Not as strange as the fact that he wore a teletubby outfit to the office party last year and can play the ukulele with his feet.
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:iconamadeusart:
amadeusart Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice work. I love it!
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:iconloopydave:
Loopydave Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Professional
Thanks!
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:iconmedallion2012:
Medallion2012 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's a beautiful piece! His face is a little too severe, but living in the jungle and being exposed to the elements 24/7 isn't the ideal plan for proper skincare I suppose. :D Still, it's fantastically done. :)
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:iconloopydave:
Loopydave Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Professional
He only looks like that as the panther just told a ridiculous joke and he is trying not too laugh ;)
Cheers!
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:iconmedallion2012:
Medallion2012 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOL I accept your explanation. :D
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:iconrookie141:
Rookie141 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the panther is so beautiful <3
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:iconaravah:
Aravah Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2015
Panther? Is there a panther in this picture?
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:iconrookie141:
Rookie141 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yes, why? is there also something else?
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:iconloopydave:
Loopydave Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Professional
Danke!
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TanyaBagrova Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014
wow!!
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:iconloopydave:
Loopydave Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Professional
Thanks - Jungle man appreciates the 'wow' as do I :D
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sidss Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013
AWOSOME
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:iconloopydave:
Loopydave Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Professional
Thanks! :D
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:iconlady-lumiya:
Lady-Lumiya Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist
Love how you paint skin, its perfect!
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:iconloopydave:
Loopydave Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Professional
Thanks Lady Lumiya! :D
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:iconjunglecaptor:
JungleCaptor Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
Wow nice! A great pic.
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:iconloopydave:
Loopydave Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Professional
Thanks!:)
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:iconbenhammonds:
BenHammonds Featured By Owner May 30, 2013   Writer
This is great, I have been reading all of the original Tarzan novel recently and this really fits. The character is way different than he is shown in the movies :)
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:iconloopydave:
Loopydave Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Professional
Thanks Ben. There was talk of a new Tarzan movie with Alexander Skarsgard in the lead, which could have been interesting, but last I heard production had shut down.
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BenHammonds Featured By Owner May 30, 2013   Writer
I hadn't heard about it, it would be nice if they did do a new one and make it like it should be :)
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OsamuTezukafan1 Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
Before Tarzen there was Mowgli
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