Finally completed this drawing. This was a long project. This drawing measures 30"x40" and is the drawing that i have done at this size. It took long not only because of the size of the lion but because i did a full background. I tried to add as much detail as possible, which is hard to see in this photo. You can watch video of drawing here [link]
be sure to watch in HD for best quality.
My biggest inspiration, apart from my love for animals, was the style of Ansel Adams. I love his photography work and the impact that his contrast in his black and white photographs have. My goal was to have that dramatic look in a wildlife scene. Im really happy with the results and im glad im done. Thanks to everyone who followed the progress.