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Fu Lion by NittyGritty71 Fu Lion by NittyGritty71
And now for something completely different. . .

I recently got a nice colorful Japanese Koi fish tat on my left leg :) I'll show pics in a week or so . . .

so I was inspired to do a tattoo idea of my own . . . A living Fu Lion or foo dog. . .

I hope you all like this idea and if you feel you just can't live without this piece of flash on your body, I'll be happy to email you with the full, ready-to-print version.

Just be sure to show me pics :)

Hope you all like
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:iconpittmab74:
pittmab74 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014
Have been meaning to post this on here for ages! Loved your drawing and had to have it inked. What do you think?
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RKurczewski Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013
Would you please allow me to use it for my tattoo ?
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renatotagliari Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wooow!
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Martijnabal Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
Just found out you are the original artist! I got this as a tattoo a few years ago. Here's a link (should work) [link]
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ChumpShoes Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012   Traditional Artist
Ha! Monty Python reference. But seriously, great line art.
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kidcrackle Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010
I like this a lot, not very traditional with the hair styling, I'm getting one of these myself to finish my sleeve - a female - you might want to re-label it "shishi" because "fu lion" is actually incorrect - that's the name given by westerners, - ie: America - and the dog is only when the mouth is closed "traditionally". I'll be drawing up one myself and will post when I do it - good job x]
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TIMISDEATH2ALL Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
outstanding job
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:icongamecubeisforsquares:
This is really cool, I've been wanting a fu dog tattoo. Great inspiration!
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dreddfool Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2009
had this idea of getting a half-sleeve tat for my birthday... your fo lions are perfect for it. any chance you can combine it for me? :D

or i'll just use it as reference or try to combined it myself. i'll still give you credit and send you a copy of the final design once i'm done...

anyway, great fo lions. thanks
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motoslave Featured By Owner May 24, 2008
Don't see a whole lot of good fu lion pics around...

Both of yours are simply awesome.
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NittyGritty71 Featured By Owner May 24, 2008
Thanks. . . for the look. . .
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motoslave Featured By Owner May 24, 2008
I also faved both of them.
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motoslave Featured By Owner May 24, 2008
Because they so deserve it!
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sarai-chan Featured By Owner May 23, 2008
*goes for it*

Thanks x million gabillion gazillionbillion times! :D
I will update when we progress and let you know about it :)
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NittyGritty71 Featured By Owner May 23, 2008
saaaweeet! I'll be looking foward to them :)
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sarai-chan Featured By Owner May 22, 2008
haha, that happens :D
And I will be checking out for the mate :D
Hope she will be as babe as he is!

would it be OK if I showed this to my tattooist and we could work on him in order to finish my sleeve? :giggle: ^^;

this baby has really haunted me, and by finding a suitable guardian it would mean that I am getting closer to finish my arm :D
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NittyGritty71 Featured By Owner May 22, 2008
Sure. go for it :)
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sarai-chan Featured By Owner May 19, 2008
duuuuuuuude, this is sweet!! I am getting a fu dog to complete my oriental sleeves, and I'm desperately looking for inspiration, and this really gives me plenty!

I had lost my faith that I could ever find one with enough hair (=softness, not THAT scary looking), but this is so cool! :headbang:

is he perhaps grinning a bit? :D
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NittyGritty71 Featured By Owner May 20, 2008
thanks for adding mr Lion to your collection,I forgot to hit reply on my previous comment ;)
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NittyGritty71 Featured By Owner May 20, 2008
Thanks :) That is exactly what I was thinking . . . most Lions done have only strands for a mane and I just didn't like how that looked -- and yes I too wanted something that didn't look way too scary.

I am about to update the pic with a clean lineart flash version, ready for download! and I'm going to draw a mate in reverse with its mouth closed. so you'l have to check back :)
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tootalltom Featured By Owner May 17, 2008
wow, that is fantastic. im in okinawa right now, and i'm going to get 2 shisa dogs, one on each calf. the okinawa tradition is to have one with its mouth open, and one with it closed. one is for holding good spirits in, the other is for frightening bad spirits away. the left one's mouth is closed, the right one is open. so, i would very much like to use this, but is there any way i could convince you to draw one with its mouth closed, in the same-ish stance but in reverse, with its mouth closed?
i'll send pics for you as well.
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NittyGritty71 Featured By Owner May 20, 2008
I'm almost done with the reverse doggy :) here is an edited version of the original . . .cleaned up and flash ready. . . download the full size version if ya want :)
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Aacus Featured By Owner May 19, 2009
Hello I really really like this
and the tootalltom idea
I've been looking for a good Shisa tattoo forever
and was wondering if you could send me this
and the one with the mouth closed facing the opposite way
I'm going to get them on my chest this summer

thank you sooo much
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NittyGritty71 Featured By Owner May 21, 2009
Aacus,

Thanks . . . you can download the flash here from the Fu lion page . . .just click download :)
the closed mouth pic is in the gallery :)
just do the same with it :)
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NittyGritty71 Featured By Owner May 17, 2008
sure. No problem. . . just give me a few days :)
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denlm Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2008
Wow, that is incredible. Hope you get requests. I'm a might too old for a tat, but I can admire them from afar. Or up close, if they're on nice male flesh.
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