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Cheetah Snuggle by Heatherzart Cheetah Snuggle by Heatherzart
18" x 24"
Scratchboard and Ink

Haven't gotten the cheetahs names yet - they are two of the cheetahs living at the San Diego Wild Animal Park. This is a second commission to go with Pombe 2, I don't think the colors are going to match up right but it might be ok. They will be hung side by side though so I had to keep the light source the same. This was difficult since the photos were taken on different days, I ended up making a sculpture out of it and then creating my light source that way. It was time consuming but a really great exercise in the end and I think I'll use it again. As always any and all comments are greatly appreciated.
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:iconcheetahsintheearth:
what REALLY catches my attention is the extreme amount of detail in this! it's absolutely amazing! textures, lighting, color, and anatomy are all an A+! not to mention how sweet and adorable this is. i love how the cheetahs fade into the black background as they get farther into the picture.
theres almost nothing negative i can imply about this picture. one thing i would suggest is keeping a closer eye on the muzzle of the cat in profile. the tearmarks and muzzle look strange. cheetahs like all muzzled animals, have 'whisker-holes' i call them, leading into the middle of their snout. look at this photo

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maybe tweaking some little dots in there would make this even more super amazing!
but overall, this is a piece of artwork deserving at least a daily deviation! i would suggest it but don't know how. keep up the amazing work! :thumbsup:
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At first peek I thought this was a phoco till closer inspection I was all WHOA the detail in this is amaing. The tender feeling you get is just so warm and calming. I have seen alot of cheetah artwork but this happens to be one of the best and one of the most detailed. You added just the right amount of spots *Some people draw very few or way to many*

I simply love this peice of work if I seen it in stores i would buy it in a heartbeat. There is not very many feline works like this mostly wolves I am bad for it myself but I rather love this. ~Blue
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Runningmelon Feb 11, 2014  New member Student General Artist
It's amazing! I wish I could do that.
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:iconhotwert:
outstanding! one of the best cheetah image I have ever seen! <3

I just wonder what cost a commission like this?
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:iconheatherzart:
This image was $1500 about three years ago.  It's 18" x 24" so not the largest image I do, I sell the biggest ones for $3000 to $3500.
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tassieart Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome
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ColineSatsi May 17, 2013   Traditional Artist
Les détails sont impressionnant ! :o

Bravo ! *o*
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animalzRforever Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely GORGEOUS! Wow! Seriously amazing, keep up the fantastic work!
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Linnunlento Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow.. it looks so lively! I love these`s fur!
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:iconlindartz:
Fantastic!! :headbang:
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:iconkeiko12:
Oh my goodness!!! This is so amazing!!! Your detail is just astounding!!!
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:iconmissajt95:
Wow I cant believe you did that on a scratch board it is amazing i love it
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