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The Lioness (drawing by Alexander Levett) by AlexanderLevett The Lioness (drawing by Alexander Levett) by AlexanderLevett
This has been the biggest challenge I have ever taken on and it is down to the amazing inspiration here on DA that I have pushed myself to this level. Please let me know your thoughts. I have just uploaded a much better scan of the original.
20" x 15"
All range of pencils 8B-4H
Bristol Strathmore 400 Board
Reference photograph taken by my wife Amanda Levett
lots of time, about 150 hours
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Given 2013-03-28
In The lioness sleeps tonight ~alexanderjohn77 poured his all into this magnificent pencil drawing. ( Featured by Astralseed )
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professorwagstaff Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014
Wow, that's all I can say. And maybe breathtaking, stunning, damn impressive, etc,etc.
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AlexanderLevett Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014
Thank you so much. Sadly I have not touched a real pencil in over a year. I can work so much faster digitally.
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lolobild Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is really beautiful! I love it!!! :D
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AlexanderLevett Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014
Thank you. It was an experience to say the least.
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Hajkanczech Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014
omfg  oh my... that's fantastic
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AlexanderLevett Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014
Thank you very much, sadly I do not get to work traditionally very often now.
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crazy-macabre-april Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
Fantastic work! The fur alone must have taken quite a lot of patience, I'm in awe Clap 
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AlexanderLevett Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
I find the detailing very therapeutic. Thank you so much.
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Rachninja95 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Student General Artist
This is amazing! One of my favourite drawings now. This inspires me to do better.
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AlexanderLevett Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014
I am very glad my work can inspire you, thank you so much for taking the time to comment.
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Mizidora Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014
:wow:
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AlexanderLevett Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014
This was a lot of fun and a very long drawing for me, but I am happy with how it came out. Thank you
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ArtCat-UK Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My jaw has not opened so wide in a while. 0.0. Wow!  150 hours well spent.
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AlexanderLevett Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
Thank you so much, I am glad you think so. It has been one of my greatest challenges.
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SaraPereiraArt Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Stunning
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AlexanderLevett Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013
I am honoured and thank you for taking time to look and comment.
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SaraPereiraArt Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure :)
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sygardner Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013   General Artist
Beautiful drawing man
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AlexanderLevett Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013
Glad you like it, thank you. It was a great learning experience.
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bertc Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Hobbyist
Amazingly!:clap:!!!
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AlexanderLevett Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013
Thank you, this has been my favourite piece and I enjoyed every moment of it.
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FTSArts Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing! Well deserved DD my friend :D 
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AlexanderLevett Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013
Thank you so much, it was an honor to receive one.
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moonmajick Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Professional General Artist
This is really beautiful!!!   You should be proud!
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AlexanderLevett Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
Thank you so much. It was an amazing experience detailing so much in one drawing, oddly enough.
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ittybittytower Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013
wooooooooooooooooooooow! >____< 
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AlexanderLevett Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013
Thank you, it was a very enjoyable experience, the details were almost therapeutic :) I am also glad I got to look at your beautiful gallery.
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WerecatShadow Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing !!! wow :)
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AlexanderLevett Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
Thank you and you have a really great gallery
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WerecatShadow Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you too ! ^^
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mickoc Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
Outstanding work!!
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AlexanderLevett Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
Thank you so much.
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makebelief Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013   Traditional Artist
Wonderful work, the details are insane! Impressive
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AlexanderLevett Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
I know what you mean, eye strain... Thank you
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DoctorD-96 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is amazing!! The details are just breathtaking!
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AlexanderLevett Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
The details are where I really love to focus, I don't know why...Thank you
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Mangaones Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
you certainly needed lot of time to do this!! *_* You have lot of courage!
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AlexanderLevett Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013
Yes I know, time to get all of those details. Eye strain was my biggest problem. Thank you for looking
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hunkydori Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
This is nothing short of amazing
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AlexanderLevett Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013
Thank you so much. It was a labour of love and plenty of eye strain :)
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Lulolana Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
This is absolutely amazing! Wow!
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AlexanderLevett Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013
Thank you so much, this was my most challenging piece.
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Daraeldin Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013
This is breath-taking! The light, the expression, the setting. It feels so realistic and at the same time surreal! Kudos for another excellent piece of art!
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AlexanderLevett Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
Thank you, it was one of the most detailed pieces I have ever done
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this is pure art. you sr have a gift. keep on :D
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AlexanderLevett Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013
I am honoured and thank you. I cherish the gift I have been granted and hope to always be able to share it.
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NarutoTheWillOfFire Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
Wait a second.. That's a drawing? That is awesome!
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AlexanderLevett Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
That was the most complicated and time consuming drawings I have done and great fun to mad detail freak like me.
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dreamland11 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013   Traditional Artist
Amazing!
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AlexanderLevett Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
Thank you, it was an enjoyable pain in the detailed neck. Loved it.
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