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

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:





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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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:iconglowe94:
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. 
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:iconardenellennixon:
ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014
Thank you!
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:iconlionkingcmsl:
LionkingCMSL Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
His eye color is the same as LK's. :=3

Very nice work. :=3
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:iconardenellennixon:
ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
Thank you very much!
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:iconarcanedimensions:
ArcaneDimensions Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
He looks as if he were fashioned from silver. Marvelous =)
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:iconardenellennixon:
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.
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:iconblcullers:
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!
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:iconardenellennixon:
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! :)
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:iconabearpaw:
abearpaw Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful!
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:iconardenellennixon:
ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
Thank you!
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:icontiger615:
TIGER615 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
As a lion, this is a treasure. (my handle Tiger615 was created during my tiger period...that has passed. I am now The Lioness at CardTales By the Lioness....a beginner, novice, newbie.

[link]
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:iconardenellennixon:
ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
Pardon a very belated reply (it's so easy to fall behind on DA), but thank you for your comments and compliments! I'll have to add your shop to my circle :)
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:iconi-am-lady-timeless:
I-Am-Lady-Timeless Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You have been featured here [link]
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:iconardenellennixon:
ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
A very belated but sincere thank you! Sorry, I fell behind on DA messages.
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:iconi-am-lady-timeless:
I-Am-Lady-Timeless Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome and I'm always behind too! lol
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:iconneaffka:
Neaffka Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, the contrast between the eyes and the hair is impressive! :wow:
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:iconardenellennixon:
ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
Thank you very much!
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:iconneaffka:
Neaffka Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome ;)
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:iconsky-master-stock:
Sky-Master-Stock Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful o.o I can't stop staring into those eyesssss.... x.x
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:iconardenellennixon:
ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012
Thank you!
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:iconsky-master-stock:
Sky-Master-Stock Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
welcome :D
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:iconendless-fall:
Endless-Fall Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I swear, those eyes, I think they may hypnotize me..

It all flows so evenly, it looks so real. I'm amazed..:dummy:
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:iconardenellennixon:
ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
Thank you very much! This piece just about did in my detail brush, but it was well worth it :)
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:iconguywiththesuitcase:
guywiththesuitcase Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Full eye contact! Can you handle it?!?
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:iconardenellennixon:
ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
I don't know that I can! :P
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:iconmeihua:
meihua Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012
Beautiful and amazing work! Those eyes are haunting!
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:iconardenellennixon:
ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
Thank you very much!
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:iconanimalgirl1869:
ANIMALGIRL1869 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012
ooo look at those eyes
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:iconardenellennixon:
ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
Yes, they are what drew me to the reference :)
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:iconanimalgirl1869:
ANIMALGIRL1869 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
:D
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:iconpopgal120:
Popgal120 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
this looks so beautiful :) I love lions so much
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:iconardenellennixon:
ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
Thank you very much!
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:iconpopgal120:
Popgal120 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
you're welcome :aww:
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:iconinsomatic-studios:
insomatic-studios Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012
You should definatley stick to lions! They are powerful creatures with many emotions,yet we are so terrified of them. :+fav:
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:iconardenellennixon:
ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012
Given the leonine state of my gallery, I don't think that sticking to them will be a problem :P Thank you for the compliments!
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:iconcharmed-ravenclaw:
Charmed-Ravenclaw Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The blue eyes are amazing. Love the detail.
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:iconardenellennixon:
ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
Thank you very much! Another detail brush bites the dust :)
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:iconinarigamer:
Inarigamer Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
powerful, and mesmerizing, i was put into a trance as quick as my glance, and also i might say, that this just made my day, I would love to keep up this spontaneous rhyme, but im afraid that i haven't the vocabulary for that. so yeah...love the painting!
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:iconardenellennixon:
ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
*lol* Your rhyme was appreciated, though I'm afraid my thanks for it are late (I'm behind on DA messages). Thank you for your thoughts and compliments!
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:iconinarigamer:
Inarigamer Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
that's fine xD some people don't even reply!
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:iconmishkuu:
mishkuu Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
gorgeous!
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:iconardenellennixon:
ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
Thank you!
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:iconxhemile:
Xhemile Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Hobbyist
How wonderful!
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:iconardenellennixon:
ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
Thank you!
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:iconnvj4916:
nvj4916 Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Student Writer
Amazing!
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:iconardenellennixon:
ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
Thank you!
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:iconnvj4916:
nvj4916 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Student Writer
You're welcome.
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:icondbz-fan101:
DBZ-FAN101 Featured By Owner May 30, 2012
AWESOMENESS!!!
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:iconardenellennixon:
ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
Thank you very much!
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:icondbz-fan101:
DBZ-FAN101 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
welcome
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