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Old artwork I did of my melanistic lion character, Sanori  in ‘The Lion King’ style. I had to improvise her design obviously to get it to fit that style... not sure it worked but oh well. 
Not sure why I didn’t post it before.

Oh well, here you go. File says it’s a month or so old… so yeah. Forgot I even did this... 

So yeah, she's supposed to be a lion and I used Sarabi -- images4.fanpop.com/image/photo… as a guide for her (since they have basically the same 'shape' I guess.) Admittedly she looks a bit more like a panther because of the spotting and sleekness of body, but nah, she's meant to be a lion. 


Anyway, consider this an apology for my being a complete jerk lately
It's not 'new' art but... it's art I haven't posted anywhere aside from Tumblr. 

Inspired by kohu-arts obviously. I suck at 'The Lion King' style... Can never get it to look right. =/


{Paint Tool SAI}
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Don't Use.

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:iconkoyukitorigirl:
KoyukitoriGirl Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh WOW She's beautiful. :D
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FireLordKabe Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sanori is a very gorgeous feline, Kato, her eyes are what I like about her, but her coat and color scheme is what I like best of her most.
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SwanLullaby Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Great!
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Konveekou Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Student General Artist
Such a calm welcoming face <33
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:iconicaitlynn:
iCaitlynn Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Student Digital Artist
It looks wonderful! c:
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BloodyKillOokami Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014
Lovely!
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AngieWilson Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the Jaguar spots in her fur!
Awesome lioness, Hun! :hug:s
'Old' art or not, this is Epic! :D:D
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M-Lee08 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I really like her look. I think you captured the style well. 
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Stephiecat Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think it's absolutely lovely, she'd be a fun lioness to rp with ^_^
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KittenBree Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Student General Artist
Though it isnt new I do appreciate seeing your art I hope you find some more older stuff you forgot to post I will miss your wonderful art, but I totally understand if it has gotten to the point where even your art stresses you out. Take care sweet heart.
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WolfPawsteps Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
She's beautiful.
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aignavus Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Student General Artist
This looks great, I still love how you can do your lineart so perfectly. :iconamgtouchplz:
'Suck' at TLK style? Absolutely not.
And nope, you're not a jerk. 
:icontherethereplz:
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Mystic-Wolf-Of-Snow Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the markings and colors
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:iconmarthatealeaf:
marthatealeaf Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
you weren't being a jerk. anyway, lovely art as usual, i love this characters design!
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Kronosam Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow, shes' very pretty!
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Gearpunk Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
She's adorable, and I'd love to see more of her~ ;) 
In your own time, that is! ^_^
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Chefia-64 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! I love this style :3 And your drawing, hehe.. Just, no words :3 She haves a cute face  :3

kato, I still think that you should return for your drawings... I'm feeling.. alone without it... =x Sorry if I'm annoying, but I still think that you should not leave who you love since.. 20 years...
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Stariussaphree Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014
Honestly, I don't think you need to give your fans/followers an apology. Simply for the fact that we shouldn't have to apologize for being ourselves.
Anyway, is this character by chance a panther or black leapord(sp?) I noticed the key spots there along the back. As usual its another beautiful piece.
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Mcingake Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this looks wonderful! I love the colors, the go very well together.
Hey, I don't see how you've been a jerk though? :?
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AlphaNightstorm Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh man Kato, this is astounding :D
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kyubifan Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:clap:
Even if it isn't TLK style all the way, it's your style that is mixed with TLK. I like it!
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panther-star Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww, cute! :D Wait, lion or leopard? Either way, I love the expression and texture in this! :D
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NinjaKato Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014
She's supposed to be a lion, I used Sarabi as a guide for drawing her so she looks a bit more panther here, huh? :I 
The lions in TLK look more like smaller big cats to me because they're pretty 'sleek' in design. 
Thank you :) 
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panther-star Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, okay! :) And no problem. :D
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Orange-Soda-Kitty Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
looks great!
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Auracuno Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Wow cool! ^^
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