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Swallowed In The Rain by NostalgicChills Swallowed In The Rain by NostalgicChills
"Hearts call, hearts fall.
Swallowed in the rain. Who knows?
Life grows. Hollow and so vain."

('Winter Light' by Linda Ronstadt)

*Yes i know i've used this song as inspiration before, but i couldn't help it, it's too damn perfect for this deviation!*

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Simba is not sad or anything, i think he's perhaps lost in thought or is just enjoying some bittersweet solitude.

I love rain! We've had a lot of rainy days here lately, and i swear; if it wasn't too damn cold i would just sit in the rain all day long. I love it! i love the smell, the feel, the sound, it's very inspiring! and so this piece was born.

This is the beginning of a new mini series called 'Simba's Jungle Life' I know i'm doing a lot of mini series at the same time, but oh well, one more couldn't hurt.
Basically it's about Simba's life in exile without having met Timon & Pumbaa, i've cut them out completely. Yeah, the film would be a lot heavier and perhaps too heavy for children without them, but i really think that Timon & Pumbaa clash with the tone of the film way too much. So let's just pretend that they don't exist. I know that T & P saved Simba from dehydration and vultures, but in this alternative universe; Simba eventually regained consciousness, got up, moved on and spent the rest of his childhood and adolescence alone in his jungle paradise.

*Other deviations in this series:
- 'King of My Jungle' [link]
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Oobiedoobs Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013
I've been looking for that song for years! I couldn't remember the lyrics, but I do know it's my favorite part of 'The Secret Garden' (I loved that movie!)
Thankyou so much for helping me find it! :love:
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Jburnstudios Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Professional General Artist
[link] featured here :) thanks for your great work!
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Beginte Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, absolutely beautiful :) I just love the solitude and the rain... I love the feeling, it's so calm, pensive... beautiful scene :)
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Mydlasfanart Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Professional General Artist
I LOVE rain too :)
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MightyMorphinPower4 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
Aw poor Simba
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ArtbroJohn Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Excellent work!
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PurpleInk777 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
:iconcongratsplz: on the feature by :iconshannon-sweeney: -- you deserve it, for this EPIC pic! (I rather like the idea of a lone Simba!! No T&P = no stupid snail-slurping contests!!!! :w00t: LION KING 3 SUCKS GOLFBALLS!!!! :bleh:)

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NostalgicChills Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks Tracey! And you're so right! TLK 3 was an insult to TLK fans everywhere! if it was a TV movie, i wouldn't mind it so much, but the fact that it actually qualifies as a part of the lion king legacy, as in compares itself to the first one - makes me want to hurt the guy who thought was a good idea!
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PurpleInk777 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
:iconrbyw: :cuddle:

I'm so glad someone agrees with me, re: TLK 3! ^^; :phew: WHAT A G*D-AWFUL WASTE OF 80+ MINUTES!! :X The guys who produced it were Grade-A morons, that's for sure!! :sarcasticclap:
:stinkeye:

Seriously, Mufasa would roll in his grave; at the very mention of Simba competing in that dumb snail-slurping contest! Besides, the well-heeled Scar would have used such a gross detail to Simba's detriment; during their confrontation, upon Simba's return home... (Scar may have been the quintessential well-mannered society gentleman; but he was also shockingly manipulative, as everyone who's a true fan, knows! Obviously, those guys were new to the TLK franchise. More's the pity... :stupidme:

No wonder it bombed!! :iconurueyerollplz:

Now, to pack us a couple pistols, to whip those guys with!! :evillaugh: Hope you like the flag-shaped bullets, guys! Oh yeah... The flags say, "Make Art, NOT Trash!!"

*:highfive: Ebony* "To sensible TLK-related art, fellow fan!!" :iconsecrethandshakeplz:
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Artemis298 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
This is beautiful, you've really captured that 'comfortable' solitude.:)
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valued-vestige Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
I adore that new world you've created for Simba -- and I agree, too much Timon and Pumbaa really drags it down in a bad way. This feels ... very real. I love it! And the mood and tone of this picture is just wonderful. Beautifully done.
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Haiku-san Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
Beautiful work. I have to agree with you that Timon and Pumbaa are kinda... jarring in contrast with the rest of the film. This alternate universe sounds intriguing. I must see the result of this.
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Shannon-Sweeney Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Featured [link]
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Ukitso Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
amazing *w*
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Shiloh-Tovah Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Student General Artist
I love the rain too :aww: and I love how you drew it here :3
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Becky123190 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
i love this song its from the secret garden and i love this
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milovanf Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
He looks so sad on the rain.
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WeatherDruidK Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
Great picture and nice work using the poem too!
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Brookcresent Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this piece :D
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Dancinconverse Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
ooooohhh I like this! This is beautiful! :D
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TrunksXV Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
Great work!
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LionOrBeast Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Student General Artist
SIMBA!!!!! :glomp: I love you for this!!! :D
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wahyawolf Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing piece! I'm jealous of how well you can do rain XD Looks like Simba is on Scar's old lounging spot there :p
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NostalgicChills Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol you're right it does look like Scar's spot, that wasn't really my intention :P thanx for the comment
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Fahiri Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous piece. The rain is amazing!
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Devinital-TLK Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Student General Artist
I've always loved the rain too :aww:. Its usually bright and sunny here most of the time so its a gift when it comes. But its usually too cold to sit in.
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BowerNFaith Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
.. :O <3
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atram95 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Your draw is Magnificent!! Congratulation I love it!!
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kostyapm Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
nice shower :-)
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heatwill Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow...it's amazing how you can capture the emotion in such a beautiful piece of art. MORE MORE MORE!!!
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wickedphoenix93 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful work! I saw Simba & immediately thought of CYFtLT when he drags Nala into the pond :aww:
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ZShellArt Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome! Amazing job on the rain! HaHa...I can just hear Simba cursing under his breath!
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Dawning-Rose Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Student General Artist
:) I love this! It has so much emotion to it, and beautiful details in the background! Great job! ^_^
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