Art Stuff - African Wildlife "Leo" the Lion

Leo or Aslan or whatever name he might be called was a challenge. He's not perfect but I learned a lot from doing him. I think I'll reread my book I have on Lion anatomy and do a few more drawings. Then do another one. However imperfect he is (there are people out there that are ten times better at this stuff!!) he turned out not half bad. Hope he isn't in my bush.......


  1. I like him - he is almost smiling. Wish i could draw like that madbush.

  2. Hi Weaver I wish I could write poetry like you do! He needs a name but I can't come up with anything at the moment. Rae suggested Aslan it's an option. We'll have to see what the consensus is on that one.

  3. Names for lion:

    -- Swahili -- Simba
    -- Zulu -- imbube
    -- Zulu -- ibubesi
    -- Zulu -- ngonyama
    -- Afrikaans -- leeu
    -- Sesotho sa Leboa (Northern Sotho) -- bôtau
    -- Sesotho sa Leboa (Northern Sotho) -- sebatakgômo
    -- Sesotho sa Leboa (Northern Sotho) -- tau
    -- Sesotho -- tau
    -- Shona -- shumba
    -- Kongo -- nkosi
    -- Bemba -- inkalamo
    -- Swazi -- lí-bhubêsi

    From here:

    In Sanskrit, lion is "Singa".

    Hekuva lot more here:

  4. Hello Ice!!!! thank you!!!! That's awesome!!!