It never fails to surprise me to see a piece completed, and to realize how different it looks from the image I had in my head. Full of colour, painting this piece was absolutely lush! The mane consists mainly of vibrant oranges and fluorescent pinks focusing the attention on the face.
I'm so glad I went for a larger canvas for this beast. It just feels EPIC which is exactly what I wanted for representing an animal of this magnitude and superiority. I hope I captured the majestic quality, the strength and power of the lion combined with a feeling of calm and stillness.
It's great to currently be waking up and seeing this face every morning if not a bit unnerving in the nighttime when its glowing slightly out of the darkness!