The Great Kings of Our Past

Simba: And we’ll always be together, right?

Mufasa: Simba, let me tell you something my father told me. Look at the stars. The great kings of the past look down on us from those stars.

Simba: Really?

Mufasa: Yes. So whenever you feel alone, just remember that those kings will always be there to guide you. And so will I.

A tribute to our world’s wildlife. The scene illustrated here is of a lion watching over three abandoned young animals so that they don’t suffer the same fate as those pictured in the stars.

The title is inspired by the above quote from The Lion King.

My friend Jamie Gandy wrote a companion story to this! You can read it here.

2016
22 x 32 in
Digital painting

Animals, Digital Art, Illustration, Portfolio