This has been a long time in coming. Last year, I took a black and white photo of my Scout Trooper action figure (which I may upload later if I can find it), sketched the image, then transferred the sketch to a scratchboard and scratched away with an xacto knife. (I just finished the scratchboard part last Sunday.) I'm no pro when it comes to scratchboards, but they are a lot of fun! And I love Scout Troopers (aka Biker Scouts), so it was even more fun! Enjoy! WIP:
This is a Clouded Leopard named Tate who also lives at the EFBC in Rosamond, CA. He also has a mate who will give him some cubs soon and I cannot wait! Clouded leopards are extremely rare and even in captivity they're difficult to view - they tend to hide wherever they can and aren't very social. But on the day I took his picture Tate was a happy boy, the addition of his new lady friend, Kyoke, has really brought out the rascal in him. I have a few more pictures of Tate and Kyoke planned for the gallery next year. With their beautiful markings and expressive eyes, clouded leopards are amazing cats.