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Pencil portrait of a serval by LateStarter63 Pencil portrait of a serval by LateStarter63
Graphite pencil portrait of a serval on A4 Daler Rowney Airbrush Bristol board.

Pencils: Mars Lumograph (8B, 7B, 5B, 3B, B, H), Faber Castell 9000 (6B and 8B), mechanical pencils 0.2mm/2B, 0.3mm/2B and 0.5mm/4B with Ain Stein leads.
Blending: Blending stump from Royal Langnickel, cotton buds and paper tissues.
Indentation:  Royal Langnickel embossing tool.
Erasing: WH Smith kneadable eraser, Tombow Mono Zero Ultra-fine eraser, Jakar battery electric eraser. 
Photo adjustment using GIMP: Removal of barrel distortion; Cropping to A4 ratio; Removal of perspective distortion; Cropping unfinished edges of drawing; Adjustment of histogram.

I thank Nika (Lunnika-Horo) for her kind invitation to enter her contest as it gave me the opportunity to draw from her lovely photo of a beautiful serval.  This was a rather different challenge for me as I have drawn only a few animals previous to this one.
"This is for Lunnika-Horo`s contest "Draw my photo! "
Photo used: ( Serval )
Here is the drawing process for this, including a description of how I achieved the intense black background Serval Drawing Process by LateStarter63

Here are the other drawings that I have made that include animals:
          Pencil portrait of a girl with a cat by LateStarter63  Pencil portrait of a baby alpaca by LateStarter63  Pencil portrait of a squirrel by LateStarter63   Pencil portrait of a girl with a parrot by LateStarter63
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Sanji07 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2019
Precious!
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LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It was a such lovely photo of a beautiful animal that I used as my reference.  Thank you very much for the fave.
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Hearse80 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, look at all that amazing details and the strokes of that fur! Truly Professional and stunning like a photo capture! :+fav:
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LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, HG, and thank you too for adding this drawing to your favourites and for the llama.
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Hearse80 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
You're More Than Welcome! Keep It Up! :heart:
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MyArtsDelight Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
I not only love this drawing, I learned a new animal! :D
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LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, Nikki, and also for the fave.  Servals have extremely long legs and can leap very high into the air to catch birds on the wing!  Search on Google to see this.
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TinyWild Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2017
Wonderful work, and very cute! :meow:
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LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much.
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mixnmash Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2017
Wow! This looks real.
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LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, Mix, and thank you too for the fave.
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mixnmash Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2017
You are welcome, you deserves it.
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MissyHermione Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
AMAZING
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:iconlatestarter63:
LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, Missy, and thank you too for adding this drawing and its drawing process to your favourites.
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MissyHermione Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
UR welcome. It's AMAZING!!! 😀
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LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks again.
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ToomassArt Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2017
Great job with this! :)
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LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, Tom, and thanks too for adding this to your favourites.
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ToomassArt Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2017
Your very welcome was my pleasure :)
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tokariya Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this looks really wonderful! always keep drawing :^)
your work is all absolutely stunning ! 
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LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Edited Aug 3, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much.  I have no plans to cease yet!  Thank you very much for the 'Watch'.  Thank you too for adding this and five other of my pencil portraits to your favourites.
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tokariya Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you're welcome ! :^D
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BegetBaubbles Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Fantastic.
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LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, Patricia.
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JanKulinicz Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2017
impressive skills
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LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks again, Jan.
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kennyc Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2017
Wow! Excellent Work!
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LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, Kenny.
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Aguilardibuja123 Featured By Owner May 25, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
His art with the pencil is wonderful. Congratulations.
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LateStarter63 Featured By Owner May 26, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, Jose.
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Cavetroll1 Featured By Owner May 16, 2017
Beautiful work.  Amazing. 
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:iconlatestarter63:
LateStarter63 Featured By Owner May 19, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much and thanks too for adding it to your favourites.
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zephyr0713 Featured By Owner May 16, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
really really fantastic!
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LateStarter63 Featured By Owner May 18, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, Shao Zhanfeng.
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AndThenThereWasFun Featured By Owner May 14, 2017  Hobbyist
This is fantastic! I love the way you brought it to life!
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LateStarter63 Featured By Owner May 17, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, and thank you also for adding this to your favourites. 

I had hoped to have uploaded a 'drawing process' for this where I will say how I achieved the intense black background, which helps to make the cat stand out, through a combination of pencils and photographic technique (no faking it in Photoshop!) but I have not found the time yet.
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kimbearlys Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2017
Your artwork is phenomenal.  Thank you for sharing.
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LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, Kimberly.  Sharing and receiving comments like yours encourages me to make more drawings, and hopefully improve further.
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kimbearlys Featured By Owner May 1, 2017
:)  Have a fantastic day.  Not sure how much more you could improve.  I personally think it is phenomenal.  Will continue to watch you draw.  Thank you for sharing your beautiful artwork.  VERY inspiring.  :)
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chef1847 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2017
I love it bro nice!!
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LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, Jamie, and thanks also for the fave and the 'Watch'.
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chef1847 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2017
Hey no worries ☺
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kimbearlys Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2017
I love ALL your artwork.  You are a true inspiration.  Thank you for sharing.
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LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you.  I am very glad to put my work here as the appreciation of others encourages me to continue.
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tobiasmia Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A-M-A-Z-I-N-G Clive just amazing :)
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LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you again, Mia, and thank you very much too for adding this and Pencil portrait of Tam Nhu to your favourites.
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tobiasmia Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are so welcome Clive, I see so many great artist every day but not many makes me lose my breath. You are very very talented.
You should have a Youtube channel that would be awesome. I would subscribe as number 1 :)
Have a nice weekend :)
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LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Talented? No!  It is just the result of practice, patience and an eye for detail.
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janetmaines Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
I second that motion! I think a YouTube Channel would be excellent and most helpful to all us who are trying desperately to improve!
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caroline-z Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful. Your works is pure art.
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Submitted on
March 22, 2017
Image Size
2.5 MB
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2415×3416
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Camera Data

Make
Panasonic
Model
DMC-FS10
Shutter Speed
10/130 second
Aperture
F/2.8
Focal Length
5 mm
ISO Speed
400
Date Taken
Mar 22, 2017, 5:20:07 PM
Software
GIMP 2.8.14