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Lionheart - The Sphinx by Lionheartcartoon Lionheart - The Sphinx by Lionheartcartoon
I finally got off my little butt and redid what I didnt like from last year: My DA ID animated image. This is a 2:1 version of my Sphinx character ready to kick whatever flank gets between him and his marefriend.

That's how I should have made it at first, but now it's done!

No, I didnt extend his claws.. he keeps em as a nasty surprise to anything not taking him seriously. And THEN he starts using magic.. but as a last resort.
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NathanTheMoldy Featured By Owner Edited May 7, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
orig01.deviantart.net/5b1c/f/2… *coughs vigorously* 
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Lionheartcartoon Featured By Owner May 9, 2015
Thanks for the share :)
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jessg2001 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014
I just have to ask are you a warriors(the book) fan?
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:iconlionheartcartoon:
Lionheartcartoon Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014
Heard of them.. that's about it :/

Sorry.
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jessg2001 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014
It is ok it just sounds like one of the character's names
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AmyRoxeChao Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
do you know those pokemon games where the sprites move?
if you had one of those and a sprite changing program,you could make a new ponymon game :3
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Lionheartcartoon Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013
heheheh.. probably, but that would take more time than I could manage :)
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Kujiiro Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013
Oh wow that's adorable.
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:iconlionheartcartoon:
Lionheartcartoon Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013
Thanks :)  Making an OC can be challenging ^^
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RobotNinjaHero Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013
Nicework.
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Dianah-The-Cat Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Sphinx's have human heads
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Lionheartcartoon Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013
uh.. you do know Sphinxes are mythical, right?

They are depicted with human heads because, in our arrogance as a species, we give them attributes of our superiority.

The sphinx I made here belongs in the 'My Little Pony' universe.. ponies being the dominant species there, my Sphinx has a stylized horse head.
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Dianah-The-Cat Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I believe their real, I always assumed the human head was a part of their evolution. 
But the "Myth" they came from specifically says human head. But I understand, its just an oc, I shouldn't be weird about it ^.^
Sorry C:
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Lionheartcartoon Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013
It's all right.. I guess mine could be called a 'Hipposphinx' of some sort :3
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Dianah-The-Cat Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah! Thats so cool :D 
But I do agree that if sphinx's evolved in equestria they'd have pony heads. (Now that I've thought about it)
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Lionheartcartoon Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
I don'T think it's the final look but so far it's served me well :)
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Dianah-The-Cat Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's cute, you shouldn't change it :heart:
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Denthanus-dot Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Thats freakin Awesome!
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mexirocker Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Do you mind if I use this as a reference? Im starting to do pixel art and I would love to use this!
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Lionheartcartoon Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
No problem at all :) if I can help a fellow artist it's even better :)
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Pirill-Poveniy Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
Awesome! Looks like it could legitimately come from a game. :D
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Burning-Question Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Simple yet unique character, easy to remember- awesome! This gif reminds me of those very old games like The Lion King I wa playing as a kid in 1996-97. ;_;
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Lionheartcartoon Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
I did look at the SNES sprites of TLK before starting on this. But both cub and adult Simba had no real 'idle' animation other the looking around and moving the tail.

It did give me a good reference for the shading though. Even if I spent more time on the animation than the color palette :)
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Here-for-the-ponies Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This is really neat! I love this!
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clancat1124 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
so cute
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00Mystic-Artist Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
ohh that's clever :)
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twiflutterpie Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
wow, he's amazing! :D luv it
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Raydhen Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
And I hope Pony Sphinx is canon ^^
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:iconlionheartcartoon:
Lionheartcartoon Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
hehe.. in my dreams ^^;
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luminaret Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool oc he seems awesome
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matty4z Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
he aways has been an interesting lil oc -love em ^_^
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Lionheartcartoon Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
Thanksies ^^
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matty4z Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
np cant wait till the animation (children of the night)
is finally done the art work in it is so beautiful ^_^
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Hykura23 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I like it!
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xXlSalimuslXx Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
I like how he looks but he's not a sphinx. He has the body of a sphinx and the face of a pony.
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Lionheartcartoon Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
Which would make sense in the pony world as they are the dominant species.

However mythical creatures being as they are: Mythical, interpretation is to the choice of the artist. There is a race of cats that are called 'Sphinx' and they don't have a human face either.
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paladinwillsteel Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
Meaning he's a pony sphinx. But otherwise, yeah.
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Stargazer22X Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Not a huge Pony fan, but this is really awesome. Good Job.
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iron8doodle Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
this isn't a sphinx but its really cool!!
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templar127 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
CUTE!
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ApplePencil Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Student General Artist
O. M. G. I just... don't even...ksdjfkldsfj why are you so awesome?!?!?!1 aksjdfl

However... I am in love with your animation skills. It's so smooth, and not only that, the pixel art is... neat! The shadings and highlights are very well placed in every pixel ;w; I just can't express how much I love your works. And dat tail... :icondatassplz:
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Lionheartcartoon Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
hehehe ^^ Sorry, didnt mean to make you lose your spelling ability ^^; But thanks! I love doing little animations like that ^^
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ApplePencil Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Student General Artist
Very often you make me lose the spelling ability, but I don't mind it :giggle:
Well, even if they are little, they are simply amazing to me >w<
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FrostRaven32 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
That is awesome work mate. I love how you did it
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:iconlionheartcartoon:
Lionheartcartoon Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
Many thanks :)
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FrostRaven32 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
ur welcome. If I can only figure out a way to sprite like that
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Sire-Sword Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Zomg, that's awesome.
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Moonstone-Fox Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks awesome. Makes me want to pick up a gameboy and start playing :)
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Lionheartcartoon Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
heehee ^^ Thanks :) but he only has an idle at the moment ^^;
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Seiki5x Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Student Filmographer
I still dont know what people use to make these... what do you use to make these xD
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