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"The lost breed" by TARGETE "The lost breed" by TARGETE
This is Gouache and watercolor color rough, which I may turn into a final oil painting. I hadn't worked in traditional mediums in a while so I'm a lil rusty, the shadow colors turned out a little to neutral but I didn't want to mess with it digitally keeping all the natural painting intact for good or worse.

I wanted to make an image that was an a-typical fantasy piece adding the little man cub creature at the bottom kinda brings it to a more interesting place in terms of concept and story. I welcome any of your thoughts about the little man cub creature, maybe get a series or story based on this initial image.
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This is fun. It's great to see artists that are open to free interpretation of their works. Great use of blue in this piece as a subtle highlight color, as well as building those shadows. I think the "rough" finish gives it an entirely different feel than if you were "polish" it.

If I may contribute my own little tagline or prologue to the image:
"The boy does not know. He cannot know!"

"And why not, Bestimus? He is the last of his kind. He should at least know his fate."

"And be raised an outcast? Alesta, you of all people of the kingdom should know that subjects do not always revere their royalty. There has not been a half-breed birth since the days of my grandfather. The people have grown used to two legs, not four. They would hate and revile him before he was of age to understand why."

"He is our son, Bestimus. He will lead this people if only we show him the courage he will need. The people love you, husband. So can they your son."

"They fear me with equal passion."

"And well the should, husband. Such is the role a king plays for his people, moreover when he has the capacity to eat those that mock him!"

A deep chuckle rumbled through is supine figure and he held her close. She was hard to argue with.
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twospotz Mar 17, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I havea great weakness for Beauty and the Beast themses. Even if it may not be your view of it, this picture speaks volumes. :-) Thank you for sharing this with us. I do hope it'll make it to a canvas some day with vibrance and life inthe colours.
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Lionsong Mar 16, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:heart: Your amazing art has been featured: [link]
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good job there big man !
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:icondgfzion:
Im trying to understand how they did the child :D
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SilverZeo Jan 12, 2009  Hobbyist
An odd little family, but the love is there.
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virago-stonewall Dec 21, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome. Looks to me like the cub down at the bottom is a, maybe magical, crossbreed.
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Great picture.

Somehow I think the only way for the man-cup hybrid species to find acceptance by the others is to found their own society as they have no really place in the lion or human tribes. The woman could be named Ave and the male Mada, an amagram telling they are making the first of the new species, though they may not keep the only pair this way since the border gets weaker each time it is crossed.

Maybe depending on which species is father and which is mother there are two slightly different hybrid specieses.
Ho many legs does the child have? You kept it a bit diffuse.

The human-mother hybrids maybe have an additional pair of arms at the hips and the lion-mother hybrids have it at the shoulders and a mix of both depends again on the who the mother is.
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centaureg Aug 13, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful composition and use of light. Just beautiful.
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EmmaReid Jul 24, 2008  Student General Artist
Reminds me of Beauty and the Beast, the little Cub-Boy being their child or w/e.. if you know like, they didn't fall in love.. and he was just being his beasty-self and you know like, got her pregnant or w/e.

But yeah, this is awesome.. ^_^
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