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May 29, 2012
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"The Fallen Arises"
12 x 6"
Acrylic on canvas board

Etsy Shop Special: Include the word "Lion" in the notes to the seller, and get a free print with your order! [link] Your "surprise" print will be based on your purchase--in other words, if you buy a bevy of lions, I won't gift you one of my nudes!

Thank you ahead of time for any favorites and comments!

FAQ: I paint lions so often for the simple reason that I enjoy painting lions--religion or fandom doesn't enter into it. To me, they are beautiful, powerful subjects capable of many emotions. I'm both touched and honored that my painted pride means so much to so many, and I sincerely thank you all for sharing your thoughts with me. May you enjoy this latest portrait of handsome Haldir!

The title is borrowed from "The Fallen Arises," a beautiful instrumental by Dimmu Borgir: [link]

My thanks to Woxys [link] for allowing me to use her beautiful photos as references.

Read about my $50 commission special in my journal: [link]

Other paintings of mine:

My Etsy store: [link]

Visit my online gallery & portfolio at [link]

Join me on Facebook! Look for "Arden Ellen Nixon" and become a fan.

None of my images are to be used in any media (wallpapers included) without express written permission. Woe to any who choose to steal, for so mighty is my art wrath, not even I know its bounds.</b>
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Glowe94 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Again, just gorgeous! The eyes are incredible and I love the blue tint in his fur. 
ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014
Thank you!
LionkingCMSL Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
His eye color is the same as LK's. :=3

Very nice work. :=3
ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
Thank you very much!
ArcaneDimensions Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
He looks as if he were fashioned from silver. Marvelous =)
ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
Thank you very much! This painting did end up with a surprising sheen and texture thanks to the canvas board really working with the shading for the fur.
BLCullers Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Way better then my white lion painting! Love it, hope to work up to your level!
ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
We all have to start somewhere, and there will always be a new subject to struggle with--that's half the fun! :)
abearpaw Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
Thank you!
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