I started on this image after looking at an article in an old National Geographic Magazine (June 2001) about Asiatic Lions. Its a subspecies of lion that historically used to occupy a range stretching from Greece all the way to India. Current range, Gir Forest. Population approximately 350. To make 350 seem less like just a statistical number, imagine the world, dead of people except for your school (Of course, some schools will be larger than others...). Their genetics is in the same plight as cheetahs (Very low genetic variation). That means that it'll be a school of virtually identical twins.
On the image alone though, I'm afraid the scene doesn't look Asiatic, so I can't really claim that they are anymore. Critique/Advice appreciated on shadow dropped by tree, hands (foreground lion especially), foreshortening, background(perspective), composition, color balance and on how to color a ground (sic).
And a public thank you to
for her clouds tutorial. Didn't use the smudge tool though.
Also, I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who have commented or faved (or even looked at) an my humble little doodles even if I might not be able to thank, reply (or unable to reply with anything especially thoughtful or significant) to all, try as I might. Also to thank are all the other artists and writers here who draw, write and upload with me, who inspire and be inspired, the people who support us, as well as the admins who watch over us. I thought saying it here would reach better than a journal.
(Edit: Fixed hand slightly with thanks to
(Edit 2: Great shock of the day. A DD! Deepest of thanks!)