The Down on the Farm Studio

by the Ford Family

Catching The Light – African Lions Digital Painting

An African Lioness and her three cubs

Three silly lion cubs play and snuggle around and on Mama Lioness on a hill, catching the light dapples coming through the shadows of brush and trees as the moon rises in the sky. This is “Catching the Light” though the littlest cub on top would rather be called “Lion King of Mama Mountain!”

This is part of the “Moonrise Memories Collection.”

This digital illustration was painted for World Lion Day 2019, using Adobe Photoshop and a Wacom Cintiq 13HD with its Pro Pen and a few brushes from Aaron Blaise over at as well as my own custom brush and a couple of standard PS brushes.

Watch the painting process in this timelapse video on our art YouTube Channel: