Clouded Leopard
Graphite, Wildlife

Clouded Leopard

Graphite on paper, 16″ x 12″ (406mm x 304mm).

Based from a reference photo by wildlife photographer Christian Sperka, this piece was drawn with his permission. It’s no secret that I adore big cats, and leopards are my particular favourite. When I saw this photo on Christian’s website, I just knew I had to draw it and apply my own interpretation to this unusual pose. He kindly allowed me to do so, and this is the result. From the large markings to those huge expressive eyes, these cats are as intriguing as they are mysterious.

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