“Like a Lion”

Rei practicing traditional Japanese archery for @docholligay’s Same Prompt Party! The prompt was “like a lion” and I wanted to translate that into something visually fierce. I love drawing Rei when she’s at her most focused and intimidating, afterall.

I can’t recall where I saw that Rei practiced Kyudo (canon, fanon, or something I imagined?) but I thought the discipline of it would suit her, especially with her preference for precision and archery inspired attacks as Mars.

I had fun experimenting with something looser and more expressive for this one. The pose is so still that I wanted to try and create a sense of movement with line and shading 🙂