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Please wait, mom! - Gift by kohu-arts Please wait, mom! - Gift by kohu-arts
We had a snow day today, and I tried to draw and failed miserably, so I decided to finish up a background for this picture.

Gift for :iconunzumi: :) :heart: The lioness is hers, the cub is mine. :heart:
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VoiceUnheard98 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Student General Artist
The mom looks like she could care less for her cub... is there a reason to this or is she just that kind of person who's indifferent about everything?
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kohu-arts Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014
She really loved her mate, Mopani (the father of the cub). <3 When he died of an illness, she became pretty wild with grief ... which slowly melted into bitterness that he'd left her so son. Unfortunately, her son was the spitting image of his father, and Safihi (the mother) just couldn't cope with that, so she ended up rejecting him. 
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VoiceUnheard98 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Student General Artist
That's awful. I'd bet her mate is super disappointed in her.

Thanks for telling me though! :)
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kohu-arts Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014
It has a happy(ish) ending. :) The cub grew up, married into royalty, and became the next king of the Kivuli pride. x) Safihi sort of made up with him in her old age, and was on better terms with her grandchildren. 
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BlueManeWolf Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so in love with this cub! :la:
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:iconkohu-arts:
kohu-arts Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014
Thank you. ^__^ I'm gonna be doing more art of him in the future. xD 
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shuzbunny Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013
please draw this cub as an adult! I need the closure, he is ridiculously fabulous.
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kohu-arts Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013
I shall try to down the road! He's one of my favorites, even if he is an older character of mine for an RP that no longer exists. :) I have a lot of stuff on my to do list right now, but I will get to drawing him again sometime. <3
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shuzbunny Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013
Great cuz that cub is like crack for the eyes, and i need another hit. lol
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cobalion456 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
do u draw these by hand on muro?
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:iconkohu-arts:
kohu-arts Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013
I draw them by hand in either Paint Tool SAI or Manga Studio 5. :3
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cobalion456 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
oh. cuz these look like they were done by the creators of lion king.
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:iconkohu-arts:
kohu-arts Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013
Thank you. :) That's a big compliment, I'm trying hard to get better at the style. 
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cobalion456 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
i dont think u need to get better. ur great!
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kohu-arts Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
xD Everyone can always get better. There's lots I want to improve on. But thank you for the kind words. :) 
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cobalion456 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
ur welcome!
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wolfin22 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
is she mad at him?
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kohu-arts Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
Yup. :3 It's a long story, but Safihi (the lioness) lost her mate Mopani to sickness right after she gave birth to his son. Safihi was incredibly attached to Mopani, and highly resents the fact that she has the cub around to remind her of her dead mate, considering he's the spitting image of his father. It just hurts too much. 

In essence ... she's not a great mother. >< 
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wolfin22 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
poor lil guy :cry:
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Lord-StarryFace Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I really love the composition of this :)
The cub's colour scheme is awesome ;)
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kohu-arts Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
thanks starry :) Good to know I could design characters ten years ago, lol. xD
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Lord-StarryFace Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome buddy :meow: <33
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JEAikman Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks great :)
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kohu-arts Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
Thanks hon. :)
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Ivestro Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
OMG the little cub is such a cutie awwww :love: his eyes are so adorable X3
and I really love grumpy mom's expression :meow: you always do such a perfect job with expressions :'D <33
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kohu-arts Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
Thanks Ives. :hug:
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SnowBumbee Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Aww, this little cub is adorable, I love his expression, and what a grumpy mother ! A
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kohu-arts Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
ty hon. :hug:
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tisea Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
GUU! *loves him. loves this pic*
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kohu-arts Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
All little and tiny, LOL. That was so long ago. xD
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TigresaDaina Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awww *hugs the cub*!!! <3
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kohu-arts Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
Mguu: ;-; :just wants his mama:
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BlackLightning95 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist
haha xD 20C here :P xDDD
The pic looks awesome O.o....i love the BG and the expressions in there faces^^ great work^^
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kohu-arts Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
Yikes, it's not been quite that cold here. The snow's all melted already. ;;

Thanks! :)
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BlackLightning95 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist
hahah ok xD i hate it when it's cold and snowy xD

and no prob^^
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unzumi Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Sounds like a lot of people want to know our-- err, their story XD :heart:
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kohu-arts Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
I posted the abbreviated version for people who asked. xD :heart:
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unzumi Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahaha, awesome :heart:
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Lordfell Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
I want to know the story behind this, it looks interesting!
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kohu-arts Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
The story is more extensive, but the basics are that the mother (Safihi) lived on the fringes of a vast desert with her mate, Mopani. They were pretty much head over heels in love, Safihi was too dependent on and incredibly attached to Mopani. Eventually they had a cub together, who was the spitting image of his father. Unfortunately, soon after his birth, Mopani grew ill and died. Inconsolable and increasingly unreasonable, Safihi grew wildly bitter and resentful towards her son, who was a living reminder of her loss. She eventually abandons him entirely, and he's found by and raised in another pride, where he is betrotched to the heiress and becomes the next king. :3 Later on in life his mother finds him again, but they never really reconcile their differences before she passes on.
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Lordfell Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
That's a cool story, very intruiging. Also I didn't know you roleplayed, if that's what this is?
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kohu-arts Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
Thanks. :3 And yup, I do. ^^ This was from a really old roleplay though ... from about ten years ago. There was a large group of us who RPed TLK for a few years.
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Lordfell Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
Whenever I did a TLK rp, I used a tigress character called Doa which means "spot" in Swahili :laughing:
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kohu-arts Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
xD Nice, lol. I love the Swahili language, it's got some great potential names. The majority of my TLK characters have Swahili names too. xD
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Lordfell Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
I knew that and sort of didn't. I know Simba means cub or kid but no idea for the rest of them
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kohu-arts Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
Simba means lion. :) Sarabi means mirage ... Zira means hate ... Nuka = stink ... Taka = scar ... and those are the only ones I know off the top of my head. xD
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Gabzilah Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
Interesting mother's fur color and cub's mane color:D
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kohu-arts Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
thanks :) They were both designed ages ago, it's weird to draw them again after all this time. xD
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Gabzilah Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
You make it sound like you created them:D
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kohu-arts Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
I did, the basic backstory anyway. :) Unzumi picked up Safihi and really developed her as a character. :D
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