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.
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"
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]