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The Lion and The Lamb by Snipermander The Lion and The Lamb by Snipermander
Now this has got to be my favorite of the bunch.

Believe it or not, I actually did this back in high school, in the 11th Grade. It was during Christmas time, and our art class decided to create our own "giant Christmas cards". While most of everyone else did pictures of Santa Claus, Jesus, Raindeers, the Nativity Scene, Trees and stuff, I chose to do a lesser used concept.

The Lion sleeping with the little Lamb comes from a Bible verse in Isaiah that goes something like this:

"And the Wolf will live with the Calf,
The Leopard shall lie down with the Goat,
And the Lion will graze and sleep with the Lamb..."

This is indeed one of my favorite types of art (besides cartoons). I love drawing animals, especially with colored pencils as you all will eventually see when I get some more stuff uploaded. This was done with colored pencils on scetch large paper, and it took maybe three days for me to complete (the time would have been less then that, but it was during school hours). Enjoy!
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Ravenstar15 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010
Wow, I don't even know what to say. It's so adorable and cute! I love the colors on the lion and how you drew it. I also love the lamb, too! This is one of the best drawings I ever saw in my life. :D
PurpleInk777 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010
What else can I say, but WOW!!

Absolutely gorgeous rendition of Biblical prophecy, here! Stunning picture!!

Check out my own gallery: I have a lit work titled "The Lion and the Lamb"; regarding a real-live lioness named Little Tyke and her BFF, Becky the lamb!! So cute!! (There's also a picture of the BFFs resting together! Enjoy!)
KeeperoftheIce Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010
I love this piece!! :D
narti-s Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009
Wow... Thats all I have to say. Well and GO JESUS! :pray:
bloody-valentine-93 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is beautiful. I was going to do something like this, but knowing me, it won't come out as nice as that. :+favlove:
MouseAvenger Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2009  Hobbyist Filmographer
Awwww..... :D This is a beautiful piece of art, & for many reasons. Splendid work! :clap:
twistedmyth Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2008
One of the simplest but most beautiful Christmas drawings that I have seen.
JWiesner Featured By Owner May 8, 2008
What a lovely picture!
The coloring and the anatomy is well done. :)

Lion: "Zzzzzzzzzzz...... hm, tasty... CHOMP!"

Just kidding. :D
tailsx14 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2007
Wonderful! Beautifully selected so strong, living colours. Much most probably of work, what? Forgive if badly I wrote something but I am coming from Poland and I am one of the worst Poles which are writing in English ^^; And so at all... :+fav:
Snipermander Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2007  Professional General Artist
Aww, thank you very much! :love:

I had a grand time with this picture, I just love colored pencils! And thank you for your comment on the strong colors, I do enjoy creating a strong contrast.

Oh and don't feel too stressed about your English :hug: I have a bunch of other friends on this site who are from different countries too, so its not too hard for me to figure things out. Your English actually isn't so bad, either :)
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