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Chow Down

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Published: April 29, 2014
© 2014 - 2019 TrusFanart
"Now wasn't it her mom who ate your dad?"
And having parents eaten makes us mad!"

I've been having a really stressful couple of weeks, so I wanted to do something just fun and relaxing, so I decided to do another re-draw of one of my old Lion King fan art pieces. It was one of my favorites when I did it originally and I love it more than ever now. It's based of The Lion King on Broadway song "Chow Down", more specifically the two line quoted above. 

I did try to make the hyenas, especially Banzai look younger here, that's why he has a little hair tuft and not the little whisps of hair on his head and chin.

The original image can be found here:
Chow Down(Old)
It was done back in July of 2009.

So as I mentioned, I have been under some stress, just to name a few:
-Our neighbors house caught fire two weeks ago, our nearly doing so. His oxygen tanks exploded because of the fire so having issues with any loud noises ><
-Might possibly be making a 500 mile move soon...Which scares the living daylights out me as the area I live in now is where I've lived my whole life
-To top it all off, my tablet ports died while in the middle of drawing this. My awesome fiance was kind enough to let me borrow his little tablet for the time being(though it is so small compared to me behemoth). I'm going to see if I can RMA mine or not. Commissions would be a big help though....just in case.

Art may come, but it will be slow. Commissions will have top priority. :3

Enjoy the art :3

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Art © Tru 2014
Please respect my rights as an artists and do not alter, distribute, trace, base, copy, reference, or use in any manner with out my written permission.
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PonifiedHyenaGirl's avatar
PonifiedHyenaGirlStudent Filmographer
Sarafina: Get back here NOW! (Chases Banzai's dad)

Banzai: DAAAAAD!!! (cries)

Shenzi: Oh, no...

That was tragic. HOW DARE SARAFINA DO THIS!!! Now it is Shenzi's time to take care of Banzai.
Lou161103's avatar
It's verry beautiful !!!
Kapukihyena's avatar
KapukihyenaHobbyist Digital Artist
stupid lions
Casanova-pl's avatar
Poor Banzai :( stupid Sarafina!
aliciamartin851's avatar
Awwwww love Banzai in the background sooooooooooo cute:hug:and I feel bad for him in this picture losing his father:cries:,great pic though:thumbsup:
Daliilaa's avatar
DaliilaaHobbyist General Artist
Poor Banzai.
Gwyndor's avatar
GwyndorHobbyist Traditional Artist
Well. I understand why the hyenas wanted to eat the cubs after this. You just cann feel sorry for the hyenas, especially Banzai...
Great Work on this anyways! :clap:
erarosaimmortal21's avatar
Sarafina looks so fierce, I do feel sorry for the hyenas here. Great work!:)
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SilverMutttHobbyist Digital Artist
The lighting is just amazing!
you amazing artist you!
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shena12345Student Artist
I don't understand this whole situation

someone please explain to me what is happening?
TrusFanart's avatar
TrusFanartHobbyist Digital Artist
In the song "Chow Down" from TLK on Broadway, Shenzi mentions that Nala's mother ate Banzai's father. This is an illustration of that event.
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shena12345Student Artist
That's sad
MiaLioness's avatar
aww i feel so sorry for the hyenas right now
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johnnygatthirdHobbyist Digital Artist
i would hate to be the hyena on the sharp end of her claws....nicely done
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TruthOfTheMtHobbyist General Artist
Oh WOW really big difference!! I really love the detail in this! Like the muscles on the fierce lioness...> : ) Who is it supposed to be? Sarafina??

Oh wow that really is stressful. :( I hope it gets better. :) God be with you and those around you. 
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TrusFanartHobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much. I always feel so happy when I can see noticeable improvement, and yes it is Sarafina. 

Thank my dear, I really appreciate it and it brings me peace.
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TruthOfTheMtHobbyist General Artist
No problem! :aww: cool :)

You're very welcome, hope it really does and things are better now.
firefl's avatar
I remember this line from Broadway.  It's really tragic.  The death of their father turned them into monsters, monsters that were willing to slaughter two terrified cubs.
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TruthOfTheMtHobbyist General Artist
????? Okay I seriously need to either GO to the Broadway TLK or just read what kind of story they include in it...
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TheBeastOfHeartsHobbyist Digital Artist
oh wow! i never saw the brodway version but this make me want to! Its really well done, love the expressions of all of them ♥
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pumpkinspice92Professional General Artist
the expressions are positively amazing!le gasp la 
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Nice work :)
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larabunnyStudent Digital Artist
Amazing! :D
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