King of the Jungle, 2013

King of the Jungle

King of the Jungle was inspired by a picture posted by one of my Facebook friends of their cat.  That picture was very small and didn’t have any plants in it, but I liked the asymmetrical markings on the cat’s face.  I ended up using reference photos of several other cats plus the original picture to create this image.

The lion hides in the bushes as he stalks the great herds of the savanna.  Really, he is just a house cat lurking among the potted plants.  But in his mind, he is the lion.  He is the lion.

The original drawing is done in Prismacolor colored pencils on 2-ply Bristol vellum.

Note: The URL and copyright watermark are not part of the image.

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