Beautiful. I love how he looks so respectful. Very lovely photograph.
Please don't be mad when I ask this, but I am trying to learn realism.. And I was wondering if I have permission to draw this out by hand. I will give you full credit to everything. I'm sorry to bug you Sir. Have a nice day.
All I can think of when I see this is how respectable and elder-ish this lion looks. He looks like that war vet that you you cant help but to respect because you know he's been through some stuff and seen some stuff.