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Adopted a few lionesses from :iconkashimusprime: -- fav.me/d6jr03p and decided they would be part of Antoine's story -- ninjakato.deviantart.com/art/S… So here they are!



Maumivu -- 'Pain' in Swahili
Uchungu -- 'Anguish' in Swahili



Mau and Uchu for short are two veteran arena fighters. They're pretty mean and nasty, insulting and often patronizing to males. They're old and decrepit but they are still able to hold their own despite being retired from fighting. They're not even good enough for breeding. They will play a key role in the story for Minyoo.
Mau is the younger of the two... and both of them are covered in scars like Antoine, however their fur covers a lot of them. Only the deeper/larger ones would show.



More information to come.



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I did try for a 'Lion King' style here :I Mostly dependent on Zira and a bit of Scar for the faces to give them a craggy and 'mean' look. Their designs were made by Kash and they looked similar enough that I just made them sisters. Kash also designed Minyoo's colours and such (he was also an adoptable!)
It's thought that they may be related to Antoine somehow but there's no proof other than colours
>8U
Anyway, nuff said for now. I worked on this last night and this morning. Couldn't sleep but I occupied myself with this doodle.
Yeah...
Bye~

Paint Tool SAI (a bit of Photoshop for the BGs)
+_enjoy_+
Don't Use.
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:iconnightmare254:
NIGHTMARE254 Featured By Owner 1 day ago   Artist
This is really cool! Nice piece :)
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:iconkozispoon:
kozispoon Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Student General Artist
Man, she looks like a powerhouse. Really interesting scars too
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:iconblackcat846:
blackcat846 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013
Cool, the bottom one is a bit scary o.O
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:iconlittleelliott:
Littleelliott Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Woooee, dose are some bad gals :3
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:iconcynderthedragon5768:
Cynderthedragon5768 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Stunning! Just stunning! I love the bottom on the most!
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:iconcheetahspotofthunder:
CheetahspotOfThunder Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
ugly lionesses :3
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:iconfoxpen:
foxpen Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013
Really sleek, frightenign designs! They really do look like mean and nasty ladies!
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:iconkakitatkm:
KakitaTKM Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
They looks so cool, you've made a perfect twist on the Lion King style, they look so much more badass, but with more realistic body features and shapes
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:iconreikatt:
reikatt Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
They look so amazing c:
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:iconap-lobo:
AP-Lobo Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
These are amazing! And, if I'm not mistaken, Uchu has a portion of her upper lip torn out, right? Lol I was trying to figure out what it was from the thumbnail, until I go the full view ^^; Anyways, great use of adoptable designs, and fantastic back story :D 
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:iconkatterson:
Katterson Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I only hope one day my art can be just almost good as yours... :aww:

way to take adoptables and make them fucking amazing
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:iconjaniebirrrd:
Janiebirrrd Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Such sassy lionesses. :iconsassyplz:
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:iconkatterson:
Katterson Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
dying. :XD:
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:icondenovember:
DeNovember Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Student Digital Artist
those are beautiful names, despite meaning things so awful. wonderful art nonetheless!
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:iconblueranyk:
Blueranyk Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You shading is just... aaaah yay ;A;
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:iconpanther-star:
panther-star Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! These are AMAZING! I love the detail you put into them! :D
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:iconwariatka963:
Wariatka963 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
I love Uchungu, she looks so dangerous and scary ^^ 
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:icontacimur:
Tacimur Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Seeing this makes me want to throw money at you, but you're closed. Then I must admire this piece a bit longer, fine too. ^^
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aAshleyB Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm surprised people actually buy from Lion King adopts but the fact that you ensnared them to represent your own style and characteristics makes them worth putting into my collection of others' characters folder. :)
Good job :clap:
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:iconninjakato:
NinjaKato Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
It's mostly the designs I think rather than actual TLK fan characters. I mean, if people wanted to use the designs to make Lion King fan characters they could, but I think Kash mostly does designs using her own line art :) 

Thank you :) 
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BluePawProductions Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013   General Artist
Woah.  Coolness.  I love the hue of colors in this one and the lines! Don't even get me started.  Are these two siblings per chance?
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:iconninjakato:
NinjaKato Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
Thank you :) 
They're 'sisters' but not by actual blood relation. They were born a couple years apart from different mothers. But when they were taken as cubs they were taken together and kept together as a pair, if only to have another lion to tussle with. 
They're not really 'close' as siblings would be; more like tolerance of one another. If push came to shove they'd be able to kill each other without feel of conscience... or so they say ;P 
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BluePawProductions Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013   General Artist
"or so they say" *wink wink*  I'm thinking it might come down to life or death and at least one of them will be like, "No, I can't kill my sister!"  Hmmm.... I'm thinking this will happen. :)
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:iconb1k:
b1k Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer

Boy they need some food in them.

 

Excellent work!

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:iconninjakato:
NinjaKato Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
Haha they're often starved to make them more vicious, however these two are just old. They were pretty hulking when they were in their prime though; more so than average lionesses because they were bred to be bigger. 
But now they're old, bony, and cranky :XD:

Thank you :) 
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Gloworm99 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice characters :) hehe, it's pretty funny for me though, because I speak Swahili and their names, :P
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NinjaKato Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
My Swahili is kind of rusty.
I actually had a few friends who knew it back in school but they've all gone. They taught me a few words here and there; I couldn't speak it fluently, but I knew some of it. I still have to look up a few things in a book but lol these words seemed to fit for names of these two :XD: 

Thank you :) 
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meokami Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
They look pretty muscular to be females  ( just to my eye) , but I`m not an expert of lion anatomy either so... xD They are both cool and nice looking characters. :3 
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:iconninjakato:
NinjaKato Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
Yeah when they were younger they were bred to be larger to give gladiators more of a fight as a singular animal. They have some residual muscle left over in their old age but it's slowly being worn down with time and the aging process. 
Thank you :) 
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meokami Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
Oh, well that makes perfectly sense. :) Thanks for taking time to answer!
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:iconakalu:
Akalu Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is totally amazing! Ughh I love your soft shading <3
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:iconakimune:
Akimune Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Really amazing characters, I love Uchungu's face, you can see her teeth ow ♥ evilness always look so good in art to me :XD: and the TLK style is indeed very inspiring for drawing mean-looking characters, you did very well on this! *^*
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Lalaloraa Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i like them >w<
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:iconjohndimplechester:
johndimplechester Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, the look so strong and powerful... great work, as always! :dummy:
Also, great work at the muscles and ribs!
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:iconberneri:
Berneri Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Student General Artist
Aww, so beautiful~ *o*
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:icontouc:
touc Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
oooh I like uchungus scars :meow:
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DracorianAmanda Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
Oooh, very nice :) I love your style, and it's awesome hearing about the backstory to them ^^ Keep up the good work!
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:iconjudaime:
Judaime Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
MMMM, those scars. <3
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:iconrunningfreely:
runningfreely Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist
Aww, awesome lionesses! :heart: They're really unique c:
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:iconforstyy:
forstyy Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ohhhh, I do love these two beauties! 
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:iconkaguetora:
Kaguetora Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
They look really nice, amd the second one managed to give me a lil jumpscare because of the missing cheeck/lip part xD
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RimGuardian Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
ahhhh they're amazing! 
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