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October 3, 2012
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Oct 3, 2012, 8:44:07 AM
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Elusive by Heatherzart Elusive by Heatherzart
18" x 24"
Scratchboard and Ink

This is a Clouded Leopard named Tate who also lives at the EFBC in Rosamond, CA. He also has a mate who will give him some cubs soon and I cannot wait! Clouded leopards are extremely rare and even in captivity they're difficult to view - they tend to hide wherever they can and aren't very social. But on the day I took his picture Tate was a happy boy, the addition of his new lady friend, Kyoke, has really brought out the rascal in him. I have a few more pictures of Tate and Kyoke planned for the gallery next year. With their beautiful markings and expressive eyes, clouded leopards are amazing cats.
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Mouselemur Nov 29, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Real pretty :love:
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Mykoto Oct 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my what a beauty! Love clouded leopards! I love how you depicted him gripping that trunk, you can see his paws really working there. Such a beautiful creature, awesome job! I thought this was a photograph when I clicked on it!
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:iconheatherzart:
Thanks!  I'm in the process of doing him again in a full body pose.  I love their thick knobby legs and long tails.  And the markings!  I was lucky to get great reference shots of him as he was really active that day.

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:iconsplash-otter:
Fantastic job on the highlights/shadows contrast and all the textures :D
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:iconheatherzart:
Thanks!  He's a great subject
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Chucha616 Aug 26, 2013  Professional Artist
is so beautiful
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As-Is-I Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful work.
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nykol-haebrd May 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! Love the textures :wow:
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