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by Athari
First in pool
Last in pool
My first commission ever, dated November 2008. You know how it goes, the first salary, the first The Lion King commission.

Why so many color variations, you may ask? Well, I originally wanted a romantic suggestive scene with Simba and Nala in daylight setting and with usual Hyhlion's soft shading. Hyhlion thought I actually meant reinterpreting The Look scene from The Lion King with full replication of the movie's cell shading. I explained what I originally intended, but it was kinda my mistake to not mention all the details initially. Hyhlion made the scene brighter, while retaining the night color scheme, and upgraded shading to soft. The final version was a weird mix of both ideas. But PhotoShop to the resque! Both day and night versions should exist, I think.


1. Day soft: Athari's idea.
2. Day cell: Athari's idea, but with cell shading.
3. Night dark soft: Hyhlion's idea, but with soft shading.
4. Night dark cell: Hyhlion's idea.
5. Night bright soft: official final version.
6. Night bright cell: official final version, but with cell shading.

By hyhlion (original submission)

male 609,287, female 490,516, feline 70,786, feral 33,659, straight 22,043, lion 22,006, m/f 21,853, love 15,947, mammal 15,266, smile 9,003, disney 7,214, hair 7,166, lioness 5,356, romance 4,327, outside 3,166, grass 3,003, romantic 2,371, duo 1,981, suggestive 1,877, rock 1,730, lion king 1,562, the lion king 1,350, quadruped 1,291, lying 1,286, simba 1,128, on back 1,119, nala 893, tlk 858, eye contact 122, romantic couple 73, 2008 47, on front 20, leg grab 17, hyhlion 15
Type: Picture/Pinup
Published: 5 months, 2 weeks ago
Rating: General

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5 months, 2 weeks ago
Part 1 is nice, but where's part 2? 🙄
5 months, 2 weeks ago
Always loved this. Has been my backdrop for a long time.
5 months, 2 weeks ago
I still find it funny that it is technically an incest couple. They are half siblings.
5 months, 2 weeks ago
It's never mentioned anywhere that Nala is Mufasa's daughter. In fact, the movie creators themselves said that another lion from outside the pride being Nala's farther is the easiest solution to the incest problem. There're also alternatives like... um... Scar. 😀

And finally, there's Audrey Cosmo's version. 😀
4 weeks ago
Actually The Lion Guard established that Nala's Father is a completely different Lion. In the episode "Paintings and Predictions".

I love this picture. It is rather obvious what Simba has in mind and Nala likes what he is thinking.
4 weeks ago
Hmm, interesting. Where does this completely different lion come from? Is he a character in the episode or just mentioned?
3 weeks, 5 days ago
He is just mentioned, not even given a name. There is just a painting of him as a cub in The Lair of The Lion Guard. Bunga mistakes the painting for a picture of Kion and the plot of the episode ensues.
4 months, 1 week ago
Wow this piece is absolutely amazing! ^-^
3 weeks, 5 days ago
Yes, Hyhlion is a fantastic artist. 😊
3 weeks, 4 days ago
yes. it all looks so good, and im glad you posted all the different versions!
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