For an assignment we had to do a pirate, I did mine based off of Nigerian hyena handlers. So, this is Lami, with her two hyena guardians, Left and Right. She rules with an iron fist, but is fair and just and enjoys watching slavers be torn limb from limb. (Update: fixed face).
For the past few months I’ve had the hyenas from The Lion King on my mind so I decided to humanize them in an outfit other than leather… I guess it works? Here’s Shenzi! I’ll do Banzai and Ed soon too!
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