Are you familiar with Cecil everyone? He is the famous lion from Zimbabwe who was recently killed by a dentist as a trophy. And it is this Aaron Blaise, a former Disney animator who has worked on classic characters from Lion King, Beauty & The Beast, Mulan and other Disney classics. It’s Blaise who has created a beautiful and touching work of art to pay tribute to Cecil.
The image was accompanied by a fascinating speed-drawing video as well. If his image inspires you to pick up a pen and create your own art, be sure to visit his site on his Youtube channel, where he holds online drawing classes.
Blaise’s inspiring and moving image inspires fond memories of Mufasa’s spirit when it looked down on Simba in the Lion King.
As Blaise put it on his blog, he said that “As some of you may know, I was one of the animators on “The Lion King” – When I heard the news about Cecil I got inspired to create a tribute image. It’s not much but hopefully it will make people think.”