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Hey, Mister! - Kiara and Kovu by ShimiArt Hey, Mister! - Kiara and Kovu by ShimiArt
EDIT2: WOW! 4000+ views and 600+ favs! And sooo many comments! Thank u so much guys!

- Hey, mister! Wait, wait, don't go away! Wooow, i've never seen you in the Pridelands before! Are you from another pride? From the Outlands, right? My daddy told me that…
- You'd better leave me alone, little furball.
- …that you, outlanders, shouldn't be here, but you guys come here pretty often, don't you?…
- And you won't stop chattering, will you?!

Come on, Kovu, we all know you can't resist Kiara's naive cuteness ^^

A what if scene with Kiara and Kovu. What if Kovu was a little bit older than Kiara? That would explain some plot holes.. and change the whole SP plot xD Also, i recolored Kiara a bit. Mixed some Simba and Nala's colours and gave her uncoloured paws 'cause i can. I like her much better this way! And i darkened Kovu's pelt a bit, as it darkens with age. The SP artists didn't pay attention to that, however.
And oh, i modeled the bg from the first film. I just wanted to show the Pridelands, not a random land.

EDIT: Decided to copy that here. It's something about the plot holes.
Actually, do you remember the first film, when Scar's reign ended? Zira said that Kovu was born right before that, so Scar chose him as his heir. Okay, even if we imagine that he was born one day and then next day Scar died... well. Then there was the scene when Simba and Nala had a cub - and we see a flourishing land. It couldn't become that green in a few days. I guess it needed at least a few months. So imagine - Kovu had months to grow up. And Kiara was born only then, or maybe even later, but let's ignore all those differences in cubs at the end of the 1st film and at the beginning of the 2nd. So, okay, let this cub be Kiara - but anyways, Kovu would be older than her, and look older. But they look like they're just the same age. Now that's the point - he should look older.

Kiara, Kovu, TLK, SP, bg © Disney
Kiara's fixed design © me
Artwork © me
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BenDaImmortal Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014
Great art. :)
But technically Kovu was 3 to 5 months older than Kiara, in the film too. He had to be, as lionesses carry their cubs for 3-4 months and as Scar hand-picked Kovu he had to be born some time before Simba returned.
Just for some reason Kovu wasn't any bigger than her, (I personally explain that away with lack of quality food for all his childhood.)
Even the voice actor's were a few years apart, (Kiara's 10-years old, Kovu's 13-years old) which I take as another indication that Kovu was supposed to be a bit older than her. :)
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kittencradle Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I always thought Kovu was older too. Here's my theory.
It took 4 months for the pridelands to fully recover. Nuka had been 2 weeks old when Scat died, and Kovu was born on the 3rd month. I say this not for your reason, but because of his huge hair tuft. It would have taken a while to grow all that hair, no? So I think he's just a shortie. Same goes for Kopa and Malka.
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Darthmaul1999 Featured By Owner May 17, 2014
So I take it you're not a fan of Kiara or The Lion King II, right?
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Avatardpegasister Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Student Filmographer
This is an amazing drawing! If you do the math, kovu should probably be a lot older than kiara. Plus, a scene like this in the movie would be so cute!
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lionkingP Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014
why is he so old?
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DigitalIguana Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I really like your idea about the story and I totally agree with it :D I also thought Kovu should be bigger than Kiara... Great picture, by the way :)
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NatalieOlenska Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Professional General Artist
Cute lil' Kiara<3
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Moonlight1920 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
SO Cool! want to ask you how do you make them so real to the loin king, do you look at the lion king photo (or yours)

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Dandinofthebluefire Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh what a theory. I always thought the same thing too.
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ShimiArt Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Student General Artist
great minds think alike C:
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