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Leopard-retouch by realitysquared Leopard-retouch by realitysquared
Well, Nothing really new here.

This is just a slightly retouched and cleaned up submission of my original Leopard from late last year.

I made a few alterations to the neck and shoulder area, the eye and also darkened up the shadows around the mouth and teeth in preparation for submitting this to DAPrints.

Comments and Suggestions are always welcomed.
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The-Glass-Flamenco Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Just letting you know that is a Jaguar, not a Leopard. 
jupiter1312 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
Excellent work. Do you do commissioned work too?
realitysquared Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I unfortunately do not have the spare time available to do commission work.
Nyanamo Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Wow amazing drawing. The pencils are cleverly used and I love the lighting. Because of it, I thought it was a photo!
SuckedFuckedDucked Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
It's actually not a leopard.
It's an jaguar.
Meruetta Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
CCarnelian666 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
Okay, I'll say it to you guys.

Anyone thinking this is this, yes, but before calling this one the stolen pic check the dates. R^2 has had his up since 2002, the other has been up since 2008.

If you can post an earlier version of the same thing by all means correct me.
VaselineCats Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
Can you inform me on what the spam comments are? I would like to know to avoid being spammed in the future. Thank you in advance.
projectsonic Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012   Writer
At least one of them is someone calling theft.
VaselineCats Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
I figured.
sulfide Featured By Owner May 17, 2012
Um....this isn't a leopard. This is a jaguar. Are you familiar at all with their markings?
Dark-Hyena Featured By Owner May 17, 2012
I think you may have used a jaguar as a reference. It's head's way too boxy to be a leopard's. Otherwise, good picture! Just needs retitling.
artifex1 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Awesome, So realistichttp
PyromaniacVampire Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow! Simply stunning :clap:
Great work :thumbsup:
haukwan6 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
kuki-ca Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Student
WOW :la:
Eiremauve Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011
Love the face!
selia-fairy Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010
:wow:looks amazing:aww...intersting tehnic:D
realitysquared Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
GenkoFox Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010  Student General Artist
Amazing! Purely Amazing! -stares at-
estrellita7 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Hi there! I have featured your lovely work in my journal: [link] :)
drawing-beast157 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010
I featured you [link] :D
AlexandreGuilbeault Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2009  Professional Photographer
Great drawing! I like the perfect control of blank area... mostly the whiskers. It was made with what kind of pencil?
Rumburak512 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
thats beautiful,very nice
FallingRaindrop Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2009
Oh, its so amazing! I love it!
pavelpower Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2008
i like that the page looks old/burnt
nice picture
Fox-Fire4 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2008
It's beautiful. When I saw the thumbnail before I clicked, I thought it was a photograph. Really great work you've done on the anatomy!
Medvezh Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh...looks really natural:)
Knuxphntm Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2008
Oh I love cats, especially the wild ones... and you did such a wonderful job drawing this... traditional too.

*btw that link doesn't work*
mikebontoft Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2008
If you don't like it, don't comment :roll: and I know you do anyway :XD: um, anyway... I think it looks awesome, I haven't looked at the other one, but I bet this looks better :) well, if this was in 2002, I wonder how you're doing now. I guess I'll just have to look ;)
heartograms Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2008
i don't like it :|
KV-Arts Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
beautiful! I love how the whites in the muzzle disappear into the background. It's always tempting to stick a line or tone in there.
realitysquared Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
The key to using negative space correctly and to getting the presentation just right is to avoid that urge to draw in that line or provide some sort of border. I don't think this piece would give quite the same impression if the similar shades weren't allowed to combined and blend seamlessly into each other like they do.
KV-Arts Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
absolutely. it would seem more cut-out or focus only on the subject rather than a creature in an actually environment (no matter how little information is giving to a kind of environment). :)
wynter Featured By Owner May 12, 2008
This is looking pretty fabulous.... especially the whiskers. The whole face is really well done, and very expressive. I love leopards, and it's diffifult to draw them well, so I really appreacite this! :D The only thing I would suggest would be to darken the spots and shadows on the shoulder to make them the same shades used in the face.

Nice work!
Nei-Ning Featured By Owner May 8, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing and so simply beautiful :love: :clap:
Excellent work :) You are very talented :D
FuzzyYak Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Absolutely incredible. Fantastic works!
Chantari Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2008
Wow, how gorgeous
I love the 'old weathered look' and I love how the black just pops out, fantastic!
realitysquared Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
That particular sepia tone is a side effect of the original being scanned; for some odd reason the process added the yellow and I liked it enough to leave it in there.
Chantari Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2008
it's still pretty awesome for a mistake!
Moonrisepower Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
:omg::jawdrop: This is SOO amazing, I love it!!:love::heart::faint:
LindaLisa Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2007  Professional General Artist
Very amazing. The light and dark areas are used very well and the soft watercolor-like feel is wonderful. Great job!
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