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Daniel and the lions by Raipun Daniel and the lions by Raipun
a Biblical work, done in oil.
another one of my favorites .
My brother posed for Daniel. The fact that his name is also Daniel inspired me to make this Artwork!

Too bad i do not have a better picture!

Words can not describe how much i appreciate each and every one of your comments ! It warms the heart.
Because i'm quite busy with other things aside from deviantART i can not reply to each person individually ( although i wish i could) but i DO read them all.

In my scrabbook you can find a picture of the painting in real life , giving you an idea of the actual size and colors.

more will be added later , answering a few of the questions asked in the comments.
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HERBERT45 Featured By Owner May 6, 2018
ehssar60 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2018
That is so impressive! The detail, artistic skill, shading and portrait of lions are amazing. Fantastic art workClap 
original-sheppard Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2017  Professional General Artist
Wow that is brilliant 
Rocksane-Art Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wowwwww so beautiful!
Catgirldstr11 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2017
How outstanding! A powerful illustration for a powerful story. I especially love all the textures here! 
Randamu-Chan Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
OrkyDorky Featured By Owner May 25, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
this is amazing!
Ronsware Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great work, beautiful :)
sauron9 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
One of my favorite books in the Bible to  read. Much to learn from in this one.
RebellingLemming Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great art!
DMcKinney79 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
This is the Book of Daniel, I been reading in Church every Sunday Mornings.
cubbykovu Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2015
Stunning It would love this as a picture in my wall :D he is telling stories to the lions lovely :D 
DCJBeers Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2015
Stunning work!
Nonsolum Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Stunning work...roOOoar !
BB-Artists Featured By Owner May 22, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice work
raimenaken Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Breath taking piece of art, absolutely amazing.....
Designeran Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014  Student Digital Artist
espectacular amigo...
Falcolf Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Professional General Artist
Really nice work :D
rbow Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014
Beautiful work!
JamesGreenFineArt Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Another stunning work!! You are a very skilled & disciplined in your craft dear lady!! :-)
yarbos Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful, so beautiful!
CrwnPrince Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014
This is an amazing Image!!
Randamu-Chan Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW! : o
1RasFernando Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014
Daniel was not a white man
Daniel was a black man
orselis Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Wonderful :)
radiantskies1 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is fantastic, as are all of your pieces.  I especially appreciate this one since I think there aren't too many artists that draw biblical/religious stories these days, especially with such amazing detail.  I love your wonderful take on it, and it should be added to the classics among biblical art!
IgorLevchuk Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
gabriellestory Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I am doing up a Bible project
and would like to know if I can use your awesome artwork.
Due credit and linkback will be given.
descending-bear Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is absolutely beautiful. It's stuff like this that inspires me to keep practicing painting.
virnagray Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Simply wonderful:)
N3FTY Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
iMACB90 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
So much detail, God bless you
shackdaddy1969 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013
I love this work. It's nice to see in this day and age when people are more concerned with me, aliens, and science that someone still thinks of and draws inspiration from the old text. It is a truly inspiring work
Videogeek95 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
To be honest the only problem I have is Daniel's pose.

I always like the pictures of Daniel that have a lion resting it's head in his lap.

This pose just doesn't really show much faith in God on Daniel's part.
yurionna Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It looks so photorealistic and so fitting for the story :wow: Amazing work!
Friday-Addams Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
Awesome work. So, if your brother's name is Daniel then what's yours? If you want to check out an awesome song check out this song called He Made A Way. I've got it on a CD by a group called The Inspirations. This song is pretty inspirational. Just a question but do you happen to have a favorite bible story or one that really inspires you? Don't ask why, but I have some weird feeling about Noah's Ark. Not sure why, but I have quite a few songs in my iTunes about him.
CapcomWarrior Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Student General Artist
Whoa. This is just too beautiful for words :innocent:
wuh606gb Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
I llove pictyures that bring the bible to life and this really does...Thanks.
da-fucker Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
Wow, this is skill at its best. It has story and most of all, expression. I cannot begin to express my fondness. Stunning work.
JaqErant92 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Other than the fact that Daniel seems kind of old, when he was actually only about 16 to 18, and that the lion looks hostile when God made them calm, it's a good work of art.
studentofrhythm Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I've always envied him, able to scratch the beasts behind the ears and cuddle up . . .
buildpeterson Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
Daniel's timidity and open fear while in the midst of a major miracle; is a wonderful revelation to our own hearts in the face of our own miracles. We trust only for a moment and then fall back, even to doubt during the miracle itself. Wow, I love your work.
destroyedeggo Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Only God is his Judge.
K0ry12 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
me recuerda la historia de Daniel.
tappyFeet Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
beautiful.. but why would the lioness be aggressive to him? they were completely tame with Daniel, God's promise is absolute. I'm a Muslim by the way and we also believe in this story.
1naynay5 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012   Traditional Artist
Nice kitty...
littlebluebonnet Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow this is beautiful art work. Love it,:)
MoltoFuckingBene Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
:wow: This is so just fffff- mind blowing!
ShadowedAcolyte Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
The color scheme here is deeply resonant of older forms of Biblical art, which I really appreciate here. It's also natural to the subject at hand, which helps! Thanks for sharing. I enjoyed dwelling on this image.
Nala-Nay Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
My favorite Bible Story. Love this picture!
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