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The Lion Queen - 16:10 by ancestorsrelic The Lion Queen - 16:10 by ancestorsrelic
Lionesses do the majority of the hunting for their pride, being smaller, swifter and more agile than the males, and unencumbered by the heavy and conspicuous mane, which causes overheating during exertion. Young lions first display stalking behavior around three months of age, although they do not participate in hunting until they are almost a year old. They begin to hunt effectively when nearing the age of two. (from Wikipedia)
Guess, it wasn't the guys best day, but the cute, little cubs getting one of her first lessons in hunting and killing.


Technical side:
Work based on a sculpture, that was created in 1834 by Christophe Fratin (1801-1864). In the original sculpture (owned by the Peabody Institute in Baltimore) it was a panther, not a lion as in my 3D-remake.
First i tried to made a 1:1 copy of it in 3D, but then i changed some details, for example the second lion cub, because the sculpture seems to be unfinished too. The second cub in it was barely visible on the right side near the victims left arm in a very unfinished state. I changed it and let the little lion trying to bite the poor guy in the neck.
Yes, the Title is a mock of Disneys "The Lion King".... perhaps a scene from the secret blooper-reel of "The Lion King" :evillaugh:
3D-Work done with DAZ-Studio 3 Advanced, Post-Production as usual with Corel PaintShop Pro X.

A photo of Fratin's original sculpture for comparison is available in my scrap-folder:

16:10 widescreen-version:
After the surprising success (it made far more downloads in less than 48 hours than the 4:3-original in 5 months) of the 16:10 widescreen-version of "What's up, Pussycat?" i decided to create this desktop-background version of "The Lion Queen" too. Some very small further improvements added in PSP X too.
Work is in 3600x2250 Pixels to fit widescreen-monitors as a Desktop-Background without distortions (click on "Download" on the right side for get it in full resolution & then the right mouse-button to 'Save as...' it to your harddisk)
The title of the work and my Logo/Image-marking will disappear behind the Windows-taskbar if you using Win XP. I guess at Win Vista and Win 7 it would not be visible too, but i don't know, how it will look on a Mac. Original work in 4:3 (wich would fit normal monitors) can be found here: [link]
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Growrr Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010  Hobbyist
Does it seem just to me that the lioness is a bit too small (or the man is a bit too large :) )?
fantasydreamer59 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010
Wonderfully done! :heart:
ancestorsrelic Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :bow: I am glad you like it!
fantasydreamer59 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010
You're very welcome! :hug:
adzojan Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome! I like it very much! :)
ancestorsrelic Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :bow: I have a photo of another sculpture by Cristophe Fratin that is still waiting for a 3D-remake.
Jellaboom Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009

gonna need more than a bandaid to fix that one...if it is even fixable.
ancestorsrelic Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmm... i visit the place a day later and found only two crushed femur-bones, a pelvis-bone, parts of a spine, some rips, a lower jaw, some pieces of a crushed skull and some different other small bones... All well gnawed off and not much remained for the vultures. I had only to remove a bloody loin-cloth... Nice kittens, fine kittens! :evillaugh:
P.S. Thanks for the fave :bow:
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