Ajamu the Lion

A new illustration! This painting has sort of a cool history behind it. Back in 2010, I was into Magic the Gathering artwork pretty hardcore, you can smell the influence a bit. I think the idea was good, but I lacked the skill at the time to pull it off. 3 years later I pulled it out again and tried to paint it, but alas I hit another wall and into the vault he went again. Now 4 years later, I was sifting through the sketch folder and found him again, and this time, I knew I had what I needed to pull it off. So here it is, the illustration I started 7 years ago. His name is Ajamu, and I like him a lot. #digitalart #photoshop #lion#digitalpainting #joshaddessi #africa #magicthegathering