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Clouded Future
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Published: May 16, 2013
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I was able to see some active and lovely Clouded Leopards at the Denver Zoo last month and planned a painting of one of them immediately. I was actually working on this when the press release was issued that Clouded Leopards had been declared extinct in Taiwan.…
The species continues to live elsewhere, but their future is anything but clear at this point.
The rock is inspired by stromatolite fossils.
The swirls and background are intentionally distressed.

I have a few in progress shots here:…

Acrylic on board, 11" x 14"

EDIT: This piece has sold, and I've donated a portion of the sale to the Clouded Leopard Project. If you feel so inclined, you can do so as well. If you want to donate but cannot, you can consider spreading the word instead (that's free)!
Awareness and education are just as important (arguably even moreso than) as giving money!
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Adobe Photoshop Elements 6.0 Windows
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peterswiftart's avatar
peterswiftart|Professional Traditional Artist
Amazing work!
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Magnificent work!   :)
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AnnaZLove|Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome work! 
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tpallier|Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing artwork 👍😃
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SilviaTheCaralioness|Hobbyist General Artist
This and the caracal are my favorite animals and I would hate to see them go extinct.
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novus41|Hobbyist General Artist
great work
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RAWartcreations|Professional Traditional Artist
I am at a loss for words, Fabulous is all that will come out!! Checking out the organization you mentioned
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Helsic|Professional Digital Artist
this is struly gorgeous!!! I'm spechleess! the eyes are so vidid, the realism is incredible! excellent job!
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rhubarboretum|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Although the sad note, the painting is gorgeous. I love the steps that you show on tumblr. That is really inspiring and instructive.
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It looks amazing! 
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Vishvesh99|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is awesome!
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Wonderful job.
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sindisj|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Clap Clap Clap Clap 
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Love, love, love! Very, very beautiful!
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cluelesschipmunker|Student Traditional Artist
that's sad
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The best of november in animals category in :iconparadiseofartists: You're featured in our blog: paradiseofartists.deviantart.c… & in our gallery:…

CONGRATULATIONS! :icongrin--plz:
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Silver-Zabrak|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Clouded leopards are beautiful creatures, and this painting captures them well. :)
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