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Clouded Cub Painting

By Chaotica-I
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Digital Painting of a Clouded Leopard Cub.
Painted in Photoshop CS5, using one of =sekhmet-neseret's beautiful photos as reference (with permission).
About 20 hours of work.

Check out the AMAZING original reference, found here:

Please note that I don't have time to say "thank you" for every favourite, but I appreciate them all nonetheless! Thank you all for your support!!!


My school year is officially over, all that remains is the graduation ceremony. Scary stuff. But I finally have time to paint! Actually, first time in weeks (or months more accurately), that I've had time to sit in one place and do NOTHING for more than 30 seconds at a stretch. It's awesome lol...

I've found that my muse is horribly scattered right now though. Don't know what I want to draw... Taking a suggestion from my wonderful friend Dave aka ~WildByDesignReloaded, I decided to paint a Clouded Leopard. I have no reference of my own, and was lucky enough to be granted permission to use one of =sekhmet-neseret's beautiful images. Check out her gallery if you haven't already, she is a brilliant photographer!

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Warriorcatjetflight's avatar
oh god i thought this was a real picture! you are amazing! :D
MiyukiWolf's avatar
awww I love it ^v^
Honeycello-Kid's avatar
This is so good, I actually thought it was a photo!! Amazing! :D
ImagenDreamer's avatar
how did you learn to draw like this? :O and the other photos to! i want to learn this!!! absolutely beautiful :O
Chaotica-I's avatar
Just LOTS of practice! To learn to use the paints in photoshop, I followed some tutorials on dA, but other than that, I'm self-taught ;)
JackBKewl's avatar
Stunning! I can already tell I'm going on a Faving spree!
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dandelionfire21's avatar
holy crap i thought that was a picture kudos to you!
Chaotica-I's avatar
Thank you so much! :D
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NitelyHallow's avatar
girly you should start doing speed paints :> this is lovely
Chaotica-I's avatar
I REALLY need to work on speed painting. I've tried, and always fail. I think it would be liberating compared to my usual works... something I want to play with in the near future :)
Thanks! :D
NitelyHallow's avatar
speed paintings, I hope you didn't take that literally, I mean XD just record your desktop while you're drawing, like I do ;).
Chaotica-I's avatar
Oh, now I get what you're talking about. No, I've never done anything like that. I work so painfully slowly... part of my problem is I'm easily distracted, so I wind up checking my email and facebook about a zillion times over the course of a painting. I don't know if anyone would want to watch that :XD:
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yeah first time I recorded lol, I couldn't believe how often i stopped to do something else. Recording definitely keeps me focused now lol, although i've found it nice to have the "pause" button as it records, thats how i check my email;) :D lol
NovaCase's avatar
....I seriously thought that was a photo, XD. Well done! ^^
Chaotica-I's avatar
Thank you so much! :excited:
NovaCase's avatar
You're welcome!!! ^^
ann0314's avatar
OMG is this CUTE!!!!!! You did an AMAZING job on this as well as all the others of this series. You are very talented...really amazing work! :)
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Thank you so much! :D
The-Vampire-Danchan's avatar
Stunning! They really look like photos they're that good :D
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Thank you so much! :D
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