This page was posted at the end of July for my Patreon Pride. If Brothers was a printed book, this would take up a two page spread - hence the term "splash page" (which can also technically mean a single comic page that is one scene with no panels).
Not exactly a happy scene, but it is a big one - and one that reveals and confirms some information from Rehema's "tree painting" story/flashback. The lion pride Rehema was staying with was indeed Noka and Ali's pride. Baya's hyenas are attacking them to kill them after the cubs attempt to escape. This scene is one of the final moments before Ali and Noka were the only ones who were able to escape with their lives and make a run for the Pridelands. Where they are later discovered by the cubs: Sarabi, Sarafina, Mufasa, and Taka. You may recognize the lioness in the middle as Pule, who is Noka's mother. She later is seen as Baya's "throw rug" sitting place.
Also, while they were present, Rehema and Baya aren't seen in this illustration. Reasons to be disclosed later, perhaps.
Also, also, this is how this scene affected Noka (blue-eyed cub under the lioness in the middle) and Ali (the maned lion), after they escape to the Pridelands:
(selected pages from Brothers)
This "page" was colored by (and partly composed with assistance from) Cynder. Thanks so much for helping me get this one done!
Next page preview: Escape to the present . . .
The Lion King, Mufasa, and Scar © and TM Disney. Art and original comic story "Brothers" © Nala15.
Wow, what a "page"! The composition is just stunning - absolute chaos, but the layout is so well planned and thought out so that it doesn't feel messy. And the desperation on the lions' faces is clear to see ;__;
but I only did stick figures reference for the placement of the characters and the coloring(flats) x) Nala did most of the work! I think she did a astounding job and its currently my wallpaper :D
I definitely forgot to send you that, BUT I have fixed that as of now.
Thanks again for your help on this! It definitely was a lifesaver for me. Yeah, shading was time-consuming but totally worth it! Glad you think so too.
You can tell that a MASSIVE skirmish is going on here with all the dust being thrown about. And holy smokes it must have taken a lot of work and dedication to draw so many characters in one piece. This piece is exceedingly well-done, Nala!
I was inspired by photos and videos of lions clashing with hyenas in the hours right before dusk. Usually a lot of dust involved - and here I used it to help with pushing characters into the background, or bringing others forward to give depth. Also yeah, chaos. Raising dust = definitely chaos.
Thanks so much, Coug! It was a collaborative effort with @Cynderthedragon5768 who helped with layout and colors, and we're both proud of the final result too.