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Lion King: Humanized!


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This is my interpretation of Simba and Nala if they were human!
"This is Nala! She's my BEST FRIEND!!:D (Big Grin) "
I originally wasn't going to draw them because I already have a favorite version of them as humans! But I today I thought "WHY THE HECK NOT!I am a dummy! " So I did it.

I try to keep character consistency with facial features and colors (with a bit of inspirational flair from the musical).
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That is not at all what I imagined Simba looking like. I personally thought he would look like Jesus of Nazareth😂

RayRayPegasus's avatar

Nice! i'd give him longer hair, really accentuate the mane. I also agree with Spiritmuffinz, i'd imagine nala having a tad lighter brown skin to reflect the fur color difference between them. but i still love this!!!

XxSpiritMuffinzxX's avatar

I imagine Nala to still be somewhat lightskinned, but still a cute design!

diddles25's avatar

I've been trying to find this!!! Finally, humanized "Lion King" characters who actually look like the local people!

NostalgiaCat's avatar

This looks much more accurate than the other Lion King humanizations I've seen.

DeadPegasus's avatar
And they're not white washed!  I love this!
deaththeshadow's avatar
Human Nala is giving me a Nakia aura feeling! :D
HornanLiekki's avatar
Finally someone who realizes TLK is set in africa and that africans aren't white!

I think it would be possible for human Simba to have red hair, the gene that causes that can be found in africa too.
Anishur's avatar
Original Africans not are Black.
Original Africans - Hamites(Modern North African peoples)
East and South Africans - Capoid race(Khoisans)
Central Africans - Blacks(Bantu, Nilotic)

Original Africans are Black

Original Africans- Khoisan, Nilotic, Bantu, Niger Congo

North Africans are a mix between Nilotic and Arabs

White people are not African nor do they exhibit any phenotypes that are adapted to African climate.

Nice try colonizer

HornanLiekki's avatar

I doubt they were white-looking either.

And TLK's time setting is completely vague anyways.

s0alaina's avatar

Yeah, I'm working on some redesigns for this! I'd love to give him the beautiful red mane he deserves XD
GamerNala111's avatar
this is great because it's more logical because the Lion King is in Africa and they are from africa omgggg dsfkjklnfmkldjn its so good
Ndusk77's avatar
Tortive's avatar
Especially Nala.
Tortive's avatar
They're so pretty!
Sushaly's avatar
'I don't mind the race at all' what's that supposed to mean??
AsjJohnson's avatar
They look a lot like their movie selves even without the light skin/fur colors. ^_^ ...I know they're African, but usually when someone portrays them that way, they tend to seem off to me. But it works this way. I think it's their eyes, and noses and expressions. And maybe their hair, too.
Geekygirl43's avatar
Finally, a picture with regional accuracy. You're one of the few people who realizes that the movie takes place in AFRICA!
Wyldstylez's avatar
I saw this in a video from this YouTube channel called BuzzFeed!!!
Natz20's avatar
This is gorgeous! I love the colours and the facial expressions. I saw the musical a few days ago and it was spectacular! The opening was my favourite scene. I like how you made the costumes like those in the musical too Heart  
legendaryicebreaker's avatar
Breathtaking. I think I've fainted.  

I can see the inspiration from the Broadway traditional clothing and face markings.

And I just love how they still look like Simba and Nala, even humanized.  Heart Heart Heart 
RedDiamond28's avatar
for once they're not just a bunch of white people
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