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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.
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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.

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Malek (Story and Design) :iconlaniej:
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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.
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LanieJ Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, it will have its own album.
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Nala2 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013
Ok thank's :)
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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:
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LanieJ Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!!! :D
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MAKATAKO Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
:D oh no problem my friend :iconcocoloveplz: :squee: :squee:
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iRaynebow Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I adore Malek immensely! One of my favorite chars, ever!
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LanieJ Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww, yay! I love Malek so much. :D
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iRaynebow Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hahaha. ^^
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RevinFilms Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
Awsome!
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