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May 23, 2023
Amur Leopard - Yawn of Danger by BeckyKidus
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Amur Leopard - Yawn of Danger


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It's FebROARy, and I wanted to draw close-up fluff. Add in fancy lighting, teeth, and an unusual angle, and you have the perfect fun piece :la: Also, it's been surprisingly long since I drew something in a horizontal format.

While simple, I think this is my personal favorite piece of all the ones I've done in the last three months :la: (Imagine that - for once, I like a piece rather than complain about it :lol:)

Want a drawing like this? My commissions are open: Commission info

Prints, pillowcases, phone covers, notebooks, etc. can be found on my Redbubble store:…

Reference photo by Tony Hisgett on flickr:…

Colored pencil on black paper, A4, 7 hours.

Please do not repost, claim as your own or use in any way without my permission.

Other recent drawings:

My tutorials:
List of all my tutorialsThe complete list of all the tutorials I have written/made - at least the ones still worth sharing, as some are really old at this point. It just got so hard to find them after a while, and there are so many - so here we are. A complete masterlist.The tutorials are not in chronological order, but rather in (a more) logical order Some of them are rather old, so the formatting may be off - or the quality lower. I've still included the decent ones, though, and they may serve as an example that writing tutorials also is a skill you improve in as time goes on and you do it more. ,Rambles about being an artist, and typical Artist Problems:Unfair comparisons and being your own worst critic A word or two about practice and practicing art Some about talent, skill and marketingSome about finding your own drawing style Artists and social media The "right" way to improve We all start out as beginners Quick list of tips on how to improve your art Tutorials about drawing (parts of) animals:The (I hope) complete guide to drawing animal eyes How to draw animal ears Tips about how to draw animal paws/feet/hooves How to draw realistic (feathery) wings Tips for drawing the heads of common carnivores Tips (and a lot of rambling) about drawing deerHow to draw birds How to draw animal noses Sketchpage - Mule deer and whitetail antlers Sketchpage - Color variants of wild red foxes Sketchpage - The different lynx species + caracal The (I hope) ultimate guide to drawing fur How to draw feathers/feather texture How to draw scales Quick guide on basic animal anatomy (older, not that good)Basic animal anatomy and how animals move (older, alright enough)Tutorials about traditional art: Tips about drawing on black paper Tips about drawing accurate traditional sketches Basics about colored pencils - layers and blending How to draw white whiskers with colored pencils Some basics about graphite and colored pencils (OLD!)An introduction to scratchboard (older)GIFs:Lynx process - step by step GIF Lynx eye process - step by step GIF Cat eye on black paper - step by step GIF How I draw fur 1 - closeup of tiger stripes - GIF How I draw fur 2 - solid-colored fur closeup - GIF How I draw fur 3 - long fur closeup GIF How I draw fur 4 - fur at a distance GIF Tutorials about using reference photos, editing those, and compositions:Finding and sorting reference photos Reference photos and how to use them: part 1 Reference photos and how to use them: part 2 Reference photos and how to use them: part 3 Some about improving bad quality reference photosThe (reference) photo always lies a little Making your subject fit into the backgroundTips to improve your compositions Some about compositions with multiple subjects Other art-related things which don't fit anywhere else:A tutorial about writing tutorials Some basics about drawing mountains Beginner's Guide to Animal Photography Short guide on values and hues How to draw blurred and bokeh backgrounds How to draw realistic art Some about comments and critique The process behind Lynx Portrait IV Red Fox - Fire and Frost WIP Red Fox - Fire and Frost WIP 2 Different art questions, and my answers - part 1 (older)Different art questions, and my answers - part 2 (older)Different art questions, and my answers - part 3 (older)Art critique collections:Art critique collection I Art critique collection II Art critique collection III Art critique collection IV My "critiqued" favorites collection...
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Shutter Speed
1 second
Focal Length
4 mm
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Date Taken
Feb 10, 2023, 10:22:20 AM
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mir-21's avatar

amazing work, I really enjoi the colours and details in your work. Nice to find someone who is really good with coloured pencils. So much to learn from your work.