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The Lion and the Lamb by Farshore The Lion and the Lamb by Farshore
For a friend of mine who wanted a tattoo of a lion and a lamb.
And the sun, the moon and the stars.
The image is to remind us that lions are not only positive characters in Biblical representation. Sure, there is the great lion of Judah (Rev 5:5), but there is also the enemy who roams around like a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour (1 Pet 5:8).
The Lamb has no other connotation other than innocence, purity and the sacrifice that makes atonement for the sins of man (Exodus 12; John 1:29).

The Halo around the Lamb's head represents the Sun, the origin of light. The lamb is a symbol of innocents and the source of righteousness for many, just as the sun is the source of life and light for all.

The moon simply reflects the light of the sun, just like the people who follow any spiritual teaching should do with the teachings of their particular way. The stars can be seen as little suns; children born in the image of their father (this imagery is taken from the dream that Joseph had in Genesis 37:9-11).

What would happen if the moon refused to shine the sun's light? How dark would our nights be? And what if the stars stopped shining their lights? That would be a dark night indeed.

This image asks you to question what kind of lion you are.

Instead of being a just and fair ruler; faithful and true, this lion, could turn around and eat the lamb...
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dreadeddragon Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2015  New Deviant
I love this image.  I want to contribute a painting to hang in my church. 
Would you allow me to copy this image on paper or canvas?  If you agree I would
like to add the Dove to the mix.
Thank you.
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Farshore Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Sure, you are welcome to, please send me a copy of the final image!
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kittyrinbow Featured By Owner Edited Jul 25, 2014  Student Artist
i was wounder if you would  be okay whit me getting your art as a tattoo on my body i love it very simple and 
well done and i am will to post pic of it when it is done 
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Farshore Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
I'm a year late! So sorry! Of course I'd be honored if you used it! Please share what you did with it... A dog I'm just too late, my sincere apologies!
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kittyrinbow Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2015  Student Artist
na its all good :) 
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Farshore Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Of course I don't mind at all... please send me a picture of your finished product I would LOVE to see.
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kittyrinbow Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Student Artist
cool :) well thx you 
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unbrokentoyz Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
here is a link of the finished product after 2 years now!  
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Farshore Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you so much.
I am hardly ever on this site (I write music more than graphic stuff).
Anyway, hope you are doing well and that all the books are open for you!
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raven1218 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wanted to know if it was ok if I used the concept as a tattoo tribute to my dying grandfather. I am having it commisioned to be done in more detail and color and made something a little different so it will be original, but I always like to get the ok from the original artist before doing this. My grandfather is a huge inspiration and a had a huge role in my life and I feel this concept would be a great way to remember him.
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Farshore Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Of course. If you use it, please share the updated version! I'd love to see the evolution!
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Farshore Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Of course! Sorry - I sorta forgot about my deviant art account for a while.
You are welcome to use it. Please send me a picture of it when you are done!
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RenagadeRexRider Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's an awesome representation. Well done~
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Farshore Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you very much.
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LouDogSublime Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist
Love this design man! I have been wanting to get a lion tattoo, but I don't want it to be realistic, because I know someone will mess that up.. I like this alot.
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Farshore Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you so much.
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Farshore Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you
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maluviper03 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011
this is awesome
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Farshore Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you very much.
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unbrokentoyz Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
[link] here is the right link!
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Farshore Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I am sure that its my fault for doing something wrong with my Facebook account somewhere along the line, but I still cannot access the image. haha.
I would love to see it.
Could you PM me a message of it?
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steph-lg Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011
I love this idea... Ive been toying with the idea of getting a tattoo of the quote "rise and rise again until lambs become lions" and saw this - would you be opposed to me using this as part of my design?? I love how they are looking at each other! amazing...
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Farshore Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Not at all! I'm so sorry, I never check here... If you use it, would you send a pic of the final product? ^^
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Farshore Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Not at all - please share the result with me.^^
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unbrokentoyz Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I got the tattoo done today thanx here is the link of how it turned out....[link]
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Farshore Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Hey, I'd love to see it, but I can't access your pictures... I haven't been on DA for a while (like a year)...
If you still have a pic, could you show me?
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unbrokentoyz Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i am gonna tattoo this design on my forearm if you wanna see the final design let me know! and do i have your permission to do so???! thanx!!!! this really is a cool design you did here i love it...wayne [link]
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SilentPhotographer Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011   Photographer
Would you be apposed of others getting this as a tattoo? It's simply amazing!
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BettasPage Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful :heart:
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ayuICHI Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
OOh, very gorgeous and cool! I think this will be a fantastic tattoo.
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Farshore Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you, I am trying to get pictures of the final thing.
I am in Korea and the person who had it done is in America :)
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ayuICHI Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm sure it'll be awesome to finally see it C:
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At-The-Crossroads Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010  Student Artist
Amazing amount of thought put into this piece--and the outcome is very pleasing to the eye as well.
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