To be honest I don't normally comment on, or look at, the art of famous artists since I prefer looking at the work of the more unknown artists, but this piece is very very beautiful and so I feel I should tell you that. I saw this on someone's blog a while ago and I fell in love it with it. It's so graceful, and I love the painterly style as well as your brilliant grasp on anatomy. The shading from underneath give it a very curious look, like it's looking at some kind of magical objetc. The shading looks so real, and I love the texture on the lion's mane; there's not so much fur texture that it looks spiky, but not too little as to not give it any volume. I really like the tones you used in this piece, and the blueish-purple starry background really compliments the warm colours of the lion, and it gives a very dreamy atmosphere. I don't know why, but this piece really calms me down and makes me feel happy inside.
I know age doesn't matter, of course, but I'd still like to say that you're really talented and have a brilliant future ahead of you, just like a lot of DA artists your age! I notice you're an inspiration to many other artists, young and old, and I can see why. Keep up the good work!