The Lion King contests

Turn it into a Lion

Make a lion design using the markings and features of a completely different animal . . .


'Tis A Contest of Much Randomness

The Aim of the Game:

To create the most interesting Lion King character design based on another animal
and give it an interesting relation to the Lion King Universe (See ****Extra Challenge**** below).

Here is an example:

Turn something like this . . .

Caption: Secretary Bird

. . . into something like this . . .

Caption: Has S.Bird's colour scheme; face shape based on beak curves; blue beak colour used for eyes; mane-style based on head feathers; dash of orange based on face/beak hues. (The body build/marking of this lion, based on the S.Bird's markings, would also look really cool!)


Dos and Don'ts and Other Info

Preferably do not use inspiration from another feline species - there wouldn't be that much difference or originality. The more different the species the better - I find birds and bugs the most fun and interesting.

Do be creative - be clever with how you use features and markings.
You don't have to copy the species' build features and colours exactly - rather, adapt them to suit a lion of the Lion King universe. It can be unrealistic, but not too unsual - for example, instead of giving them butterfly antennae, create a hairstyle that looks like butterfly antennae.

If there are any colours on the species that would be considered 'Sparkle' for a lion (such as bright and neon purples, greens, blues, etc), rather than use them as they are, mute them down to be more natural-looking pelt colours. Some colours could just be slightly based on the species (E.g flamingo colours made to look more peach-coloured).

Do create lion designs only - no cheetahs, leopards, other felines including weird hybrids, please.

*  4 design entries per person
* Both art and renders are allowed.

* Along with the picture, please state what animal you are basing your design on.
* Optionally, post a photo of the animal.
(Be sure to give/keep credit for all bases/photos you use

    Although the character design you create is simply that - that is,  you do not have to create a page or bio - he/she must have a name and MUST have an interesting relation to the Lion King Universe. Just a one- or two-line explanation as to how and who they are connected to - but you must not go for the easy options, such as an official character's mate/cub/crush/bestie.

Type 'Savannah' in your entry comment or put it on your entry picture, to show you've read these rules!


The 1st Place will get an animated picture / animated scene of one of their characters.
2nd Place will get a drawing of one of their characters

(I myself will choose each of the winners' characters to animate/draw as a surprise prize :) )

Deadline: 21st September.
Bear in mind this is a very short-running contest, so consider not taking too long on your design entries
(they can just be roughly done if needed).

Have fun!

Deadline for this contest : September 21, 2019

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Entries submitted :

  • ponylion.png by Bulbasaur (September 06, 2019)
  • pandaa.png by pawface (September 03, 2019)
  • vgrfyhjy.png by pawface (August 31, 2019)
  • salamander.png by SnowLeopard (August 30, 2019)
  • example.png by Windhowler (August 29, 2019)
  • dest.png by Bulbasaur (August 29, 2019)
  • ghfshf.png by pawface (August 29, 2019)
  • thvgd_august_29_2019_16_15.png by pawface (August 29, 2019)

Last comments

Yesterday, 16: 54
Global Moderator Uk Female Is not currently on the site
Reminder: Contest ends in 2 days! Get your entries in soon everyone!

September 17, 2019
Global Moderator Uk Female Is not currently on the site
Reba: Brilliant! Thank you :)

September 14, 2019
Bangladesh Female Is not currently on the site
Yes, I will :)

September 13, 2019
Global Moderator Uk Female Is not currently on the site
Reba, Kami, Wayward and Roxie, could I possibly have your confirmation that you will be contributing to this contest, please? Thank you!

September 10, 2019
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Founder of The Silver Herd
Windhowler: Oh, okay cool and thanks lol

September 07, 2019
Global Moderator Uk Female Is not currently on the site
Me tooo! They certainly have a variety of interesting markings and features :)

September 07, 2019
Uk Female Is not currently on the site
Saur, Bulba Bulbasaur!
That’s right! I love horses! :icon335:

September 07, 2019
Global Moderator Uk Female Is not currently on the site
Bulba: She's cool! Based on a horse by-any-chance? :D
Real interesting bio too!

September 06, 2019
Uk Female Is not currently on the site
Saur, Bulba Bulbasaur!
Name: Mpaya (Meaning new)
Relation to the Lion King: Mpaya was born near the pridelands, and often found herself singing along to Simba's songs, from afar. She was one of the only outsider lions, who did not join the pride, during Scar's reign, waiting until Simba returned.

September 04, 2019
Global Moderator Uk Female Is not currently on the site
Pawface: She's awesome! And the Elephant Graveyard idea (including Ashtaa and Belee) is a good one ac-twallee! :icon74:


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