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Wild Cat Cards - Black Leopard by synnabar Wild Cat Cards - Black Leopard by synnabar
Black/Melanistic Leopard - Panthera pardus fusca

There's been so much gorgeous art for the Wild Cats of the World Card Deck posted already; still, I wanted to hold off on mine until they were available for sale. So, here is the second of the two cards I did; this is a female melanistic leopard (from India, with a temple-like sculpture piece), to contrast with the more muscular, male tawny leopard (from Africa, with a Masai-type shield). Yes, there's sort of a yin-yang thing going on. There are many wonderful stylized pieces in the deck, and many fantastic realistic ones; mine fall somewhere in between. Drawn with a mechanical pencil on Bristol, then colored in Photoshop. Pencil sketch is in my Scraps gallery.

Please don't expect complete anatomical accuracy in my pieces; the art director encouraged us to draw in our own style and stylize things, so I most certainly did (that's always more fun for me).

I have some decks available for sale; I'll post more about that soon.
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fierfairy42 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012   Digital Artist
love
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Apwolf Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
would you like to join the cat photography made by ce-wolf i love your work with cat pics. also if you could donate some points if you could. hers the link for ce-wolf's profile [link] for if you want to donate some points.heres the group if you would like to join [link]
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CahjesaalLesou-n Featured By Owner May 25, 2011   Writer
wow, beautiful
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Shizuku-Uzu Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011
this one is very nice, I like it :D
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RJ-the-Lynx Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
marvelous!!!
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lordofwind Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2009
nice
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Red-eyed-Jaguar Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow..impressive *____*
Such a proud pose ^___^
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mondeis Featured By Owner May 11, 2009
Gorgeous! The colours are soft and they really blend well. I love your style, how you blend traditional pencil with digital colouring, a lot of artists fail at this but you seem to have perfected it, and it's really beautiful :D I'm curious as to how you get involved with these projects, are they your own or do you get asked to take part in them (such as our anthro calendar). I'd love to get involved in community projects like card decks and such, that's just why I'm asking :D
Keep up the great work :hug:
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neoshayna888 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2008
These are probably my favorites felines ever and I think you did a great job on this one. Beautiful!

:D
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jess401 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2008
Ah Lea's the body proportion is lovely, you really captured the true angle of movement. Though the angle on the head makes it look like it could be lowered.
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