Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login


Submitted on
January 23, 2013
Image Size
1.1 MB


3,821 (1 today)
166 (who?)
Malek: Updated Reference by LanieJ Malek: Updated Reference by LanieJ
FINALLY got around to re-doing this guy's design. Unfortunately, this is an old sketch, so the anatomy is terrible. I'll probably update this with a fresh picture of Malek sooner or later.
I love this guy so much. He's so yellow.
So, I've made QUITE A FEW changes. They're all minor things, but they matter.
1. HIS MANE. The shape is still the same, but I changed the colors a bit. Instead of a relatively dimension-less yellow mess, I added some darker shades. He has FIVE colors in his mane. He has his main... mane, a slightly darker section under his chin, then 3 gradually darkening tones starting at his chest, with the darkest color covering his belly.
2. The darker yellows are darker and the lighter yellows are lighter. I liked the added contrast.
3. He's a little more orange. So he doesn't look like a lemon anymore.
4. I decided to make his character slightly younger. He's about 3, here.

A few things about the upcoming comic have been revealed, here.
1. Malek has a BROTHER. :XD: His brother has been designed, which is half of the reason I re-designed Malek, but he won't be revealed until probably Chapter 2 of the comic. Maybe Chapter 3. We'll see.
2. Malek has an overprotective side, but it wasn't always that way... That's all I'll say. ;) *Note: We're NOT talking SP Simba overprotective, here. He handles it better. :XD:
3. The name of the pride has been revealed! Might, just maybe, possibly give you a clue of where the pride is located.

And that's about it... More refs to come. I'm taking the day off of commissions to relax with some of these.

Old Ref:

Malek (Story and Design) :iconlaniej:
Add a Comment:
Nala2 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013
Wan you please tell us where are you going to put your comic? I mean in a new album or... Because you have a lot of them and it's quite hard to find. Anyway, I'm excited to see what it will be like.
LanieJ Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, it will have its own album.
Nala2 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013
Ok thank's :)
MAKATAKO Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
WOW !!! I love this wonderful and powerful golden lion, lions and love this royalty is impressively large, great job buddy!, congratulations :iconcatdanceplz: :iconomgsocuteplz: :icondragonhugplz: :iconlaplz:
LanieJ Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!!! :D
MAKATAKO Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
:D oh no problem my friend :iconcocoloveplz: :squee: :squee:
iRaynebow Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I adore Malek immensely! One of my favorite chars, ever!
LanieJ Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww, yay! I love Malek so much. :D
iRaynebow Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hahaha. ^^
RevinFilms Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
Add a Comment: