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Leopard Drawing Timelapse by AmBr0
It is a member of the family Felidae with a wide range in sub-Saharan Africa and parts of Asia.[2] Fossil records found in Italy suggest that in the Pleistocene it ranged as far as Europe[3] and Japan.[4]

Compared to other members of Felidae, the leopard has relatively short legs and a long body with a large skull. It is similar in appearance to the jaguar, but is smaller and more lightly built. Its fur is marked with rosettes similar to those of the jaguar, but the leopard's rosettes are smaller and more densely packed, and do not usually have central spots as the jaguar's do. Both leopards and jaguars that are melanistic are known as black panthers.

The leopard's success in the wild is due to its well camouflaged fur; its opportunistic hunting behaviour, broad diet, and strength to move heavy carcasses into trees; its ability to adapt to various habitats ranging from rainforest to steppe and including arid and montane areas; and to run at speeds up to 58 kilometres per hour (36 mph).[5]

It is listed as vulnerable on the IUCN Red List because leopard populations are declining in large parts of their range.[1] They are threatened by habitat loss and pest control. Their habitats are fragmented and they are illegally hunted so that their pelts may be sold in wildlife trade for medicinal practices and decoration.[6] They have been extirpated in Hong Kong, Singapore, Kuwait, Syria, Libya, Tunisia and most likely Morocco.

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:star::star::star::star::star-half: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star: Impact

Firstly this drawing definitely has the wow factor. In other words a viewer's jaw will drop just like the leopard's jaw in this drawing. Visually this is an absolutely stunning piece of art. It's safe to say this drawing will have a very good impact on most if not all of the viewers. It seems as if the leopard is about to jump out from the screen. In terms of technique, much is to be praised. In particular, the execution of the eyes, mouth and nose of the leopard as well as the texture of the fur is so well done such that the drawing as a whole flows very well. It is extremely realistic. I keep looking back to the drawing and thinking it is a photograph. I have to say the technique is flawless. An excellent use of colours, shadows, and highlights. I have no doubt other viewers feel the same way. A constructive criticism (which is actually not very significant in the scheme of things and does not detract from the drawing) is that the brown wood the leopard is on (or platform of some kind) seems to not have received the same attention as the leopard which is understandable. Ultimately however this drawing impressed me so much I had to write a critique (my first in fact). Overall an absolutely fantastic piece of art!
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Thank you for taking the time to write such kind words on your first critique! :thanks:
Yes, I tried to make the platform a bit more blurry and less detailed in order to create more depth and focus the viewer's attention to the face.
I appreciate very much your point of view :thumbsup:
pavee12120's avatar
You are very welcome! the background almost has a bokeh kind of effect :D awesome awesome
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This fantastic work has been placed within our feature folder at NaturesMystery for permanent showcasing!
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marmicminipark's avatar
Very real, awesome talent, it's now in my favs, keep up the good work !!!
bebert47's avatar
Wow , very good job
Andorada's avatar
Damn, I absolutely love it! :giggle:
jyacini's avatar
ALL THE SHADES ARE RIGHT amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
suezn's avatar
Like a photo! Heart 
sydworm's avatar
You're going places, dude. Your work is absolutely incredible :O
StargazinArt's avatar
I thought it was a photograph! Brilliant job! :clap:
daniluc78's avatar
Your drawing is fantastic!
Detailed and with wonderful colours!
Rathskeller7's avatar
Jaw-dropping awesome! Very very nice!!!!
Carol-Moore's avatar
Beautiful work! The details are incredible. :clap:
Kiro-Kurusu's avatar
very very impressive!!!!
CiNiTriQs's avatar
great job, nothing more to say about that, lol.
MedeaSafir's avatar
just unbelievable!
patmp's avatar
Amazing as always! :clap:
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