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Just A Lion

By WarrenLouw
Just A Lion (2002)

So... Thought id show you some of my older work. I originally was commissioned through a friend who's wealthy step father wanted me to draw him a portrait of a lion, who was willing to pay plenty. When I eventually completed it after all the huge amounts of time and effort I put into it, the rich bastard only offered me R200 (just under $20). I was so angry, I just refused. I was 17 at the time, but I wasnt that much of an idiot to agree to that.

I got the job done though. I dont think I would have finished it if it wasnt for the idea that I would get paid plenty. I still cant believe I had that much patience for all that detail...

Its nothing too eye-catching but just thought Id share anyway.

• Pencils on A3 paper
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Absolutely beautiful, I love this piece. Do you have prints of it?
Keyshe54's avatar
Wow the details are stunning, all that shadow, hair, and grass! Amazing work... just awful he wanted to only pay $20... awesome you put your foot down.
Stunning. How charming of you!
kcsnipes's avatar
great story to this
Okami-Kiera's avatar
The details are indeed stunning.....and good riddance to that offer! Underappreciation of artistic effort is such a plague ._.
espansbab's avatar
and I was like "OMG! I THOUGHT THIS WASN'T REAL!" amazing!
excellent ...its as if one is watching in real life
xben's avatar
I HAVE to repeat what "~TheReaper111" said here:

God damn! How long did that take?!?!?!?!?!?
TheReaper111's avatar
God damn! How long did that take?!
xzendor7's avatar
Majestic And Beautiful.
tombeerling's avatar
This is wonderful! Your technique is perfect! Your eye for detail also. Really amazing
webding21's avatar
Jaevulen's avatar
You must have the patience of a goddamn mountain.
JohntheMurray's avatar
lol yeah, the detail in this peice alone says "I'm going to be payed a lot of money." I'm glad you had the guts to refuse.
Dracofemi's avatar
WOW ... fantastic image!
torak4renn's avatar
*DETAIL OVERLOAD* this is just... wow :O
Can you give us the photo and picture comparison?...If you can. But this, THIS IS JUST AWESOME..
Selene344's avatar
Random comment, I'm going to aspire to draw as well as you with pencil, my best medium, but there nothing like this. XD
darbeey's avatar
Wow that looks real, great job :D
M4RVEl-KNiGHT's avatar
HOLY CHRIST you were 17 at the time?? He has endowed you well my friend, I can tell you that
Is it possible to buy the same one?
squirely187's avatar
just an awsome lion!
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