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December 11, 2013
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"Leo II"
8 x 9"
Acrylic on gesso board
Temporarily Not For sale
Signed prints (both horizontal and vertical formats) are available in my Etsy shop:… Order soon to ensure Christmas delivery!

Thank you ahead of time for any favorites and comments!

This is my t-shirt / program book design for WillyCon… , where I will be the 2014 Artist Guest of Honor! As this is my first such honor, I wanted a design that would not only pop visually but combine what I'm best known for. It was never my intention to be known as "the lion lady" or (in)famous for my use of blue, but sometimes, it's best to just roll with it!

I actually finished this fellow during my Thanksgiving paint-a-thon, but waited to share him until a "waiting for paint to dry" moment (which I am--"Make-Shift Angel XI" has begun!).  Thankfully, WillyCon's head honcho is all for his artists making money however they can, and I have his blessing to use this design where and however.

My thanks to solariahues for permission to use her wonderful photo as a reference.

Lion profile by solariahues

Other paintings of mine:

Leo by ArdenEllenNixon  Beauty and the Beast by ArdenEllenNixon  Cinderella by ArdenEllenNixon Our Way by ArdenEllenNixon
My 2014 Animal Calendar is available!

2014 Animal Calendar by ArdenEllenNixon

All images and artwork are property of the artist and are not to be used in any media (including wallpapers) without express written permission. My art is NOT stock and is NOT public domain. Purchasing either a print or an original does not give the purchaser any rights to the image, all of which remain with the artist.
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Starlace Dec 16, 2013   Traditional Artist
Incredible.I love it! La la la la  
Ellygator Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
He's magnificent - just the epitome of poise and pride!
Mayeaux Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Mayeaux Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
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