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Samson Versus the Lion by gawakita Samson Versus the Lion by gawakita
For Color Me Club

One of my all time favorite super powered hero from the Bible - Samson The Nazirite

The prototype of all strong men in Western Literature many superheroes owe their incarnation to this character ^_^

I did this line art last year for a children coloring book back in the Philippines. The poor Lion T_T he will end up dead and nest for a swarm off honey bees.

Although it was done in a hurry, the inking was hasty and the anatomy is laughable- I don't even think what I am doing here , but I had fun doing it and was very excited. Hope to redo it very soon God willing, really.

Be uploading Delilah soon.

Samson's activity takes place during a time when God was punishing the Israelites, by giving them "into the hand of the Philistines." An angel appears to Manoah, an Israelite from the tribe of Dan, in the city of Zorah, and to his wife, who had been unable to conceive. This angel proclaims that the couple will soon have a son who will begin to deliver the Israelites from the Philistines. The wife believed the angel, but her husband wasn't present, at first, and wanted the heavenly messenger to return, asking that he himself could also receive instruction about the child that was going to be born. Requirements were set up by the angel that Manoah's wife (as well as the child himself) is to abstain from all alcoholic beverages, and her promised child is not to shave or cut his hair. He was to be a "Nazirite" from birth. In ancient Israel, those wanting to be especially dedicated to God for awhile could take a nazirite vow, which included things like the aforementioned as well as other stipulations. After the angel returned, Manoah soon prepared a sacrifice, but the Messenger would only allow it to be for God, touching his staff to it, miraculously engulfing it in flames. The angel then ascended to Heaven in the fire. This was such dramatic evidence as to the nature of the messenger, that Manoah feared for his life, as it has been said that no-one can live after seeing God; however, his wife soon convinced him that if God planned to slay them, He would never have revealed such things to them to begin with. In due time the son, Samson, is born; he is reared according to these provisions.

When he becomes a young man, Samson leaves the hills of his people to see the cities of the Philistines. While there, Samson falls in love with a Philistine woman from Timnah that, overcoming the objections of his parents who do not know that "it is of the Lord", he decides to marry her. The intended marriage is actually part of God's plan to strike at the Philistines. On the way to ask for the woman's hand in marriage, Samson is attacked by an Asiatic Lion and simply grabs it and rips it apart, as the Spirit of God moves upon him, divinely empowering him. This so profoundly affects Samson that he just keeps it to himself as a secret.

Anybody who knows a project about Bible Illustrations that needs an artist.... well I am more than willing to do it, just tell me, OKAY RIGHT! God Bless You.
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Harry-Botter Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Student Traditional Artist
wow so fantastic idea , so excellent work ,so fantastic style ,so brilliant fight .

i want to see more kickass pictures with lions, wolves , hyenas , crocs , maybe some werewolves?
BigHossHackworth Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
That lions about to go to sleep hah. great job
gawakita Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
FCU777 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Student Filmographer
gawakita Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
FCU777 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Student Filmographer
You're welcome
HaakonLie Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Very cool character design of Samson!!
gawakita Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks :-)
Rowanelle Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Heist-pyt Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Very Nice
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