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I will take your breath away by Zairianara I will take your breath away by Zairianara
All is lost again. . .
But I'm not giving in!

I will not bow! I will not break!
I will shut the world away . . .
I will not fall! I will not fade!
I will take your breath away . . .
And I'll survive! Paranoid!
I have lost the will to change. . .
And I'm not proud! Cold-blooded fate!
I will shut the world away. . .



My favourite animal, sadly behind bars, and not in the wild.
Snow leopards are found in mountainous central Asia, also called "the roof of the world". They are acclimated for some of the harshest terrain and climate in the world and are extremely elusive. Sadly, snow leopards are not elusive enough to escape the hand of man. They are an endangered species and there may be as few as 3,000 left in the wild with populations decreasing. Individuals are often the victims of revenge killing after taking village livestock, poaching for their bones and skin, prey depletion and habitat loss.

Luckily, there is a way to help save this beautiful animal. Please visit Snow Leopard Trust >>> [link] <<< for more information on snow leopards and how you can help.

Reference and Inspirations:
Original photo [link] © :iconhewhowalkswithtigers:
I Will Not Bow © Breaking Benjamin

Graphite pencils used: 6B,4B
And I guess I coulda made the eyes a little darker, but I don't have the right pencils. Otherwise, I love how this came out. The only colour is in the leopards eyes.


Entry in :icondsoden: and :icontiffanyanddave:'s animal portraits competition: [link]
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:iconazbilcreak:
azbilcreak Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010  Student General Artist
wow. Beautiful! :)
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Zairianara Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010
Thanks :)
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azbilcreak Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010  Student General Artist
your welcome! :D
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Wolfool Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful image, I love those gorgeous green eyes^^
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:iconzairianara:
Zairianara Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010
Thank you very much
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Slavky Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Breaking Benjamin FTW!!! :heart: I love the album Dear Agony...
and I like the pic too!! :)
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:iconzairianara:
Zairianara Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010
Lol. Ditto. I love I Will Not Bow.
And thanks :)
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Jan-Artpix Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009
wow, nice pic :-)
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:iconzairianara:
Zairianara Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009
Thanks :)
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WildConcepts Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009   Photographer
Great job with this, I love it. The colours are really fantastic and I really enjoyed Kuba's original photo of this that you referenced. The fence is just so incredible for this. :D
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:iconzairianara:
Zairianara Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009
Thank you very much! :)
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:iconwildconcepts:
WildConcepts Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009   Photographer
You're welcome. ;)
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Okami-Rain Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2009
Wow! This is lovely! And thanks for the contribution to our gallery!
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:iconzairianara:
Zairianara Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2009
Thanks! And np :)
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Okami-Rain Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2009
welcome! :3
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FlashW Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009
cool
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Sarah-Vafidis Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing!! I LOVE this! It is sad, but it so sweet!! C:
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Macropus-Rufus Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2009
my breath... u have taken it ><
Absolutely beautiful in a sad sort of way
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:iconzairianara:
Zairianara Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2009
Thanks.
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Macropus-Rufus Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2009
but of course
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