Monday, September 28, 2009

Dancing Lions

Lions are dancing in North Beach - in the background is Coit tower, the memorial to San Francisco firemen on Telegraph Hill.

15 comments:

Caio Fernandes said...

i loved it so much ... so rich in details ... wonderful drawings !!
tha scenario behind is very cool too .
what a great post !!

subtorp77 said...

As long as they keep balance, yes? Great details, especially his coat.

And finally finished the drawing challenge, but wasn't easy-OY!

j. said...

lovely.
reminds me of a nietzsche quote/concept, "laughing lions must come." in thus spoke zarathustra it is supposed to mean a brave, strong, happy human race must develop someday.

mum said...

Gorgeous. The tree lion is rarely spotted out in the open - and two of them yet! Bravi to you (and to Nietzsche's laughing lions).

Clowncar said...

Nice.

Just showed this to my little one, who is home from school sick. She thought the girl lion (lioness?) was falling, and the boy lion was watching and not helping.

ArtSparker said...

Clowncar - No, no -He's just amused by her dance.

Eva said...

Love the seductive glance on her! She seems nude-headed -- or is this just the velvet-like short fur?

ArtSparker said...

Eva - short fur.

Sandy said...

I like your blog a lot. Came here through Ribbon.

Titus said...

Ah, superb! The texture of the tree, the light, the courtly lions. He puts me in mind of a Boyar before Peter made them chop their beards off.

Bee said...

The male lion looks like the cat who caught the canary. There is something especially joyous about this picture.

jude said...

terrific tilt in the dancing figure.

aleph said...

I feel a festive, joyful and full of strength spirit in these characters, which must be the clue for mainainig the balance of the dance on the branch: delight, confidence, no fear at all. Whish I had such dressing gowns for the times I feel like them!

ger said...

Where do they buy their clothes? (as clothes make people, one could perhaps become as elegant + confident wearing such outfits...)

steve said...

They have such personality! Love 'em!