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Snow White (Leopard) by kelch12 Snow White (Leopard) by kelch12
This is my first attempt drawing a big cat with colored pencil. Colored pencils are not very forgiving so drawing fur/hair is more challenging and less flexible than graphite. I some how managed to draw around the whiskers with a little help of an electric eraser. Again, the electric eraser only remove a limited amount of color.

As for the composition, the eyes should be the focal point, so I cut out all the distraction and left with this close-up. "Bam! In your face!" that kind of feel. :P

The fur texture was created by colored pencil strokes alone. The OMS solvent was applied lightly to intensify the color satuation. Heavy application with solvent is likely to killl the texture.

Let me know what you think. Fave/Comment/Like. Thanks!


Pencil: Prismacolor Colored Pencils
Paper: 9x12 Strathmore 300 Bristol Vellum (cropped to 6x6)
Other: kneaded eraser, odorless mineral spirit (OMS), water brush, eletric eraser
Duration: 11/26/2012 ~ 12/01/2012

Reference: [link]
Drawing: :iconkelch12: [link]

WIP: Previous:


12/09/2012: Prints and full resolution 300dpi image file is available for 120 points only. Thanks for your support~! :heart:
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:iconwillow1894:
This is very well done, you captured the texture perfectly. The eyes are done with detail in mind. The use of blue was good but sometimes less is more. Some areas had an excessive amount of blue. The nose stands out to me the most with and overuse of blue. Otherwise this is very well executed! I loved the colors of the eyes as well, and the spots are done very well. The texture of the fur is breathtaking and very realistic. When I seen this picture I just had to favorite, I also felt it would be helpful to give you a viewers opinion of the piece.
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steeleharden1 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014
love it!
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:iconmanyakkk:
manyakkk Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Beautiful!
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:iconkelch12:
kelch12 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconaryawolffire:
Aryawolffire Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so beautiful!!!:)
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:iconkelch12:
kelch12 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconaryawolffire:
Aryawolffire Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Your welcome
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:iconrosalinda1000:
Rosalinda1000 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have this is eyes!
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:iconkelch12:
kelch12 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
:)
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TheLostTargaryen Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I absolutely adore his eyes...they're just so deep and thoughtful and the reflections in them are just perfect. The amount of detail in the fur is amazing as well...you've done very well with coloured pencils, especially since they are not a very easy medium to work with :nod: Love it!
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:iconkelch12:
kelch12 Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for your feedback and support! :)
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:iconthelosttargaryen:
TheLostTargaryen Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
You're very welcome :)
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:iconsovoy21:
Sovoy21 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's awesome. And for your first try it's even MORE awesome.
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:iconkelch12:
kelch12 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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:iconsovoy21:
Sovoy21 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Just the truth!
You're welcome :)
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:iconcrus-starfire:
Crus-Starfire Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Student General Artist
Hehe, I thought this was a real picture at first. Awesome job!
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:iconkelch12:
kelch12 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
What a compliment! Thanks!
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:icontobyjo:
TobyJo Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
truly stunning !!!!!!!!amazing texture colour and attention to the smallest details
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:iconkelch12:
kelch12 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks again!
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:icontheelvishdevil:
TheElvishDevil Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
The detail in this is incredible!
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:iconkelch12:
kelch12 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :) Glad you like it.
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:iconmandymischievous4u:
MandyMischievous4U Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gorgeous, the eyes are very captivating :)
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:iconkelch12:
kelch12 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconnadine95:
Nadine95 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wow!! great artwork :)
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:iconkelch12:
kelch12 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much :)
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:iconmszilvi95:
MSzilvi95 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, great work! :D It looks like a photo! :) I love the details!
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:iconkelch12:
kelch12 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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DutchOrca Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gorgeous, love the intensity in it's eyes.
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kelch12 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :)
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TeofiloDesign Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
GREAT! I LOVE IT! I love the colours and the drawing technique is great, too. You're a very good artist!
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:iconkelch12:
kelch12 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for the feedback. Appreciate it. :)
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TeofiloDesign Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
You're welcome
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:iconarpmadore:
Arpmadore Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW! Amazing! *.* :D:D
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:iconkelch12:
kelch12 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you.
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:iconkarolakh:
KarolaKH Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
simply gorgeous. looks very realistic but after looking closer, i can differentiate the lines of pencil. :love:
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:iconkelch12:
kelch12 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for your feedback. :)
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:iconcupidsgun71:
cupidsgun71 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I must have missed this, this is brilliant Kelvin, a style I haven't seen you do before....love it!
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:iconkelch12:
kelch12 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:) Thanks, Crispin.
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:iconguard-of-the-citadel:
Guard-of-the-Citadel Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012   Photographer
Very eye-catching and awesome! Great work!
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:iconkelch12:
kelch12 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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:iconvelvetvamp:
VelvetVamp Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
Fantastic! Love how colors can make an image look so grey, the eyes are realy captuvating! It makes me daydream :).
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:iconkelch12:
kelch12 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Complementary colors :)
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Thea-Nu Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Very nice work :)
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:iconkelch12:
kelch12 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. You have an awesome gallery as well. Photorealistic pencil work. :) I'll be watching.
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Thea-Nu Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :)
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BlackWolfStar15 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
This is so amazing!!:) It looks so realistic! Nince job!
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:iconkelch12:
kelch12 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you.
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BlackWolfStar15 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
You're welcome.:)
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PutYourBraveFaceOn Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
Yay! I’m very glad to announce you that your artwork has been chosen to be amongst the best deviations :iconwinner-plz: submitted to our :iconforeverartgroup: in the month of November 2012. You can check it out here: Featured & here: Hall Of Fame ( 31 - November 2012 ) . :clap: P.S. Please, don’t forget to show us some love :heart: by :+fav:ing the Blog. :thanks: If you had seen this Blog faster than we got to announce it to you, even better! :thumbsup:
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kelch12 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much.
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Inkwerk Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
Oh my gosh! The detail on this is astonishing! Very well done.
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