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COOLPIX S70
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Nov 26, 2009, 9:51:44 PM
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Prince of the Jungle. by ErikBrush Prince of the Jungle. by ErikBrush
Prince of the Jungle. Woodburned on Kiln dried pine. 24" X 48" (61cm X 122cm).

While I do still have a few little things to tweak, the piece is at last complete. To share some of the statistics of this burn are as follows: I have 438 hours into this artwork. There are 261,500 individually burned hairs in the fur and mane. The acacia tree was textured using stippling (burned in dots). There are 2,740,830 dots used to create the rough feeling of the tree bark.

Prince of the Jungle features a sub-adult African lion male. All lion cubs are spotted to help them hide in their environment while they are small and vulnerable. As they mature the spotted coat gradually fades. Many people have asked me about the spots in this young male's coat. The mane is still short and scruffy but will grow longer and fuller as the lion reaches maturity. It will also darken.

In lion society blonds do not have more fun. Studies of lions show that females are drawn to males with the darkest manes. Lighter maned cats tend to be less successful reproductively. The acacia trees in my image are called Umbrella Acacias due to the broad flat shape covering a large surface area. These trees provide shade and food for a variety of animals and shelter as well. They are thorny trees and very iconic of Africa.
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BlossomBrooks Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
An amazing feat! Beautiful and breathtaking. 
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:iconerikbrush:
Thank you very much! :)
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:iconourane:
OMFG - Emote This is an amazing artwork ! :rawr: :simba: 
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:iconerikbrush:
Thank you very much! :)
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Mouselemur Dec 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer

This is amazing!

Must be real patient to pull this off, but it look stunning :wow:

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:iconerikbrush:
It took 438 hours of woodburning, but I am happy with the end result. Thank you. :)
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Mouselemur Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
My pleasure :aww:
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Thunder-Star Dec 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my goodness, the time you have put into this and the details that you have captured on wood... Incredible! I applaud you! X3
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:iconerikbrush:
Thank you very much. It was time well worth the effort. I am working on a new piece now that is 2' X 2' (Prince of the Jungle is 2' X 4'). I think the new one will be a nice eye grabber as well. I post results of each step on my facebook wall as they progress. Cheers and thanks again!
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xXOkami357Xx Dec 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
OMG THAt's awesome , you're really talented!
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