The Lion is my latest watercolour painting and I’m really happy with how it turned out. It didn’t take a long time to complete, but I did have a few hairy moments (no pun intended) while working on it — the eyes and nose are usually a make or break for animal artwork (at least for me).
This piece was done as a Christmas present for my partner who is originally from Africa. I wanted to paint him something that would remind him of his homeland since he misses it so much some days. Especially in winter! Plus, he watches animal/nature shows ALL THE TIME.
Here is the final result along with a few progress pictures. You can also find The Lion available for purchase in prints, tote bags, iPhone cases, laptop skins, mugs and throw pillows on my Society6 page.