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Day 326 of my 366 Drawing Project by secrets-of-the-pen Day 326 of my 366 Drawing Project by secrets-of-the-pen
Day 326 of my 366 daily art project! A lot more are on the way! Please read all about my project and charity below and in my journal.

Such a glamorous creature!

>>Created with charcoal and chalk on 2.5x3.5 ACEO gray 500 series Strathmore charcoal paper. About 3.5 hours.

Special Thanks to *papatheo for the stunning inspiration: [link]


:bulletred: See all my ACEO's in my gallery here: [link]





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♥ For every day of 2012, I will be drawing one ACEO sketch card. Every single one will be for sale - ALL proceeds to be donated to charity at the end of 2012.

My charity of choice is a local foundation called Alternatives to Violence, who is currently raising money to build a safehouse. This safehouse will provide a secure shelter to men, women and children who have recently escaped physical and sexual abuse.

With the safehouse, 312 individuals every year will receive crisis intervention, counseling, safety planning, advocacy and shelter.

Together, through art, we can help make a difference.

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If you love this piece and the safehouse project, you can see the card to purchase at Etsy for $11 + shipping: [link]
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:iconpineapple-paw12:
Pineapple-Paw12 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Student General Artist
there's only one word to describe this peace of artwork and that Stuning
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:iconsecrets-of-the-pen:
secrets-of-the-pen Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!
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:iconpineapple-paw12:
Pineapple-Paw12 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Student General Artist
no prob XD
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:iconrazielmb:
RazielMB Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hallo! You've been featured here [link] :D
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:iconlapiscrest:
LapisCrest Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
wow this is beautiful! i love lions!
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:iconsecrets-of-the-pen:
secrets-of-the-pen Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! Me too!
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:iconpencilsandmore:
PENCILSandMORE Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012
I love lions. this is a beautiful one!
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:iconsecrets-of-the-pen:
secrets-of-the-pen Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Me too! :dance:
Thank you! :D
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:iconpencilsandmore:
PENCILSandMORE Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
you're welcome! =)
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:iconpapatheo:
papatheo Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Professional Photographer
:D That's SWEET!!! I am happy it worked out so well... congratulations!!!!
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:iconsecrets-of-the-pen:
secrets-of-the-pen Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!
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:iconpapatheo:
papatheo Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Professional Photographer
:D My pleasure!!!
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:iconbluegirl546:
bluegirl546 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
It really shows a lot of emotion, love it. :)
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:iconsecrets-of-the-pen:
secrets-of-the-pen Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! Lions are such soulful creatures.
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:iconbluegirl546:
bluegirl546 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Your welcome, yes I agree! :)
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:iconsquirrelgirl15:
SquirrelGirl15 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so beautiful :) I love the emotion in the eyes ^.^
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:iconsecrets-of-the-pen:
secrets-of-the-pen Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconmindsetteler:
mindsetteler Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
Now thts superb blend of colors.
Choice of color is amazing, and the best part each and every shade blend perfectly, it slowly smudges into its lower values and gradually transforms into higher tones.

And again, the Anger or fierceness from the ref-pic was stripped down(as u always do) and transformed into a calm and non-aggressive look.

The extra highlight in the eyes gives him that look, and also the fur pattern below eyes, makes it look like long eyelashes.
and the hair on the right adds up to the girlie look haha

As a whole its soothing to eyes, nothing strikes back , a calm sketch, of a wild and fierce animal.

Had they been such, u wud have found a pet Lion in every home :D
hmm RAWWWRRR !!!

8x10" wud do just great!!!
Cheerz!
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:iconsecrets-of-the-pen:
secrets-of-the-pen Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Haha thank you so much!! :D
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:iconi-just-want-to-be-mi:
I-just-want-to-be-Mi Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
was this based off a photo?!
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:iconsecrets-of-the-pen:
secrets-of-the-pen Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Yup! I put a link to my reference in the description. :)
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:iconmoonwalkinghorse:
MoonwalkingHorse Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
omg....omg.....omg.....too much epicness concentrated in one location, too much to handle :faint:
Curse my parents for not letting me buy stuff on the internet! I would so buy this one!
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:iconsecrets-of-the-pen:
secrets-of-the-pen Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Haha awww thank you so much! :hug:
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:iconblanket86:
blanket86 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Amazing work! :-)
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:iconsecrets-of-the-pen:
secrets-of-the-pen Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconbutterfly00000:
butterfly00000 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
it's ooo beautiful i love it *-*
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:iconsecrets-of-the-pen:
secrets-of-the-pen Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!
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:iconjdwadowski:
JDWADOWSKI Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
Um Wow
I can't take my eyes off of it, looks AMAZING. Putting in the effort for a great cause deserves a big :hug:
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:iconsecrets-of-the-pen:
secrets-of-the-pen Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Aww! Thank you so much! :D
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:iconkwalden:
kwalden Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're almost there! Love all your art! Can't wait to see the colorful Michael Jackson done.
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:iconsecrets-of-the-pen:
secrets-of-the-pen Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!
I can't wait to finish that one, either! :D
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:iconbryanunited:
bryanunited Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
Awesome!!!
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:iconsecrets-of-the-pen:
secrets-of-the-pen Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:D Thanks!
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:iconbeyday:
beyday Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you have the hands of a surgeon!! amazing!!!
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:iconsecrets-of-the-pen:
secrets-of-the-pen Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Haha Thank you so much!
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:iconpiratelondrick:
piratelondrick Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful !
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:iconsecrets-of-the-pen:
secrets-of-the-pen Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconpiratelondrick:
piratelondrick Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome :3
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:iconprussiaandmocha:
PrussiaAndMocha Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
I Love it. Wish i could use charcoals like that '
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:iconsecrets-of-the-pen:
secrets-of-the-pen Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconprussiaandmocha:
PrussiaAndMocha Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
dOuOb
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:iconclc1997:
clc1997 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
that's beautiful!
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:iconsecrets-of-the-pen:
secrets-of-the-pen Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconmayeaux:
Mayeaux Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic work!:clap:
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:iconsecrets-of-the-pen:
secrets-of-the-pen Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconmayeaux:
Mayeaux Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
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