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Acinonyx Jubatus

The animal and wildlife forum concentrates on drawings of all animals, from domestic pets to wildlife - anything dressed in fur, feathers or scales. The emphasis is on drawing but paintings are also acceptable.

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Acinonyx Jubatus

Postby onlypencil » Sun Jun 12, 2016 9:27 pm

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Hey everyone, so this is my latest drawing. This is a life size drawing of a cheetah. It was done with pencil and with hint of ink for the dark areas
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Re: Acinonyx Jubatus

Postby Laurene » Thu Jun 16, 2016 12:13 am

Just WOW!! From the open mouth, to the way the light catches a few tufts of hair on the shoulder, to the claws showing on the front paw - it's all so finely done. I'd love to see this in person. Can I ask you what paper you use? And do you ever use graphite powder in your work?

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Re: Acinonyx Jubatus

Postby onlypencil » Fri Jun 17, 2016 8:12 pm

Laurene wrote:Just WOW!! From the open mouth, to the way the light catches a few tufts of hair on the shoulder, to the claws showing on the front paw - it's all so finely done. I'd love to see this in person. Can I ask you what paper you use? And do you ever use graphite powder in your work?



Thank you Laurene. Its really hard to see the detail from these pictures but it all came together nicely. Will you be submitting work to the PAS artshow in Ottawa? I used Peterboro illustration board for this drawing. I have not used graphite powder. I remember reading that because its so fine, it can be dangerous is you breathe it in. I dont know how true that may be, but i prefer rubbing chamois towel on a soft pencil and then use that to build up soft values.
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Re: Acinonyx Jubatus

Postby Laurene » Sun Jun 19, 2016 1:30 pm

No, I'm not a member of PAS, but only because I haven't joined any art societies at all. This is one of the best, I think. I did see their last art show though and it was incredibly inspiring to see artwork I recognized from the internet. Nothing compares to seeing it in real life!

I sometimes use graphite powder for water, or a duck's beak, or to softly fade out a drawing. I used very little placing a small amount on a sheet of scrap paper, and smearing it on the paper with a tissue. Then I can rub the paper with a tissue or a tortillion picking up graphite and I can apply it where I want it. It's not something I would use for fur.

I have a bottle of "General's pure powdered graphite" It carries this warning: "This product contains a chemical known to the State of California to cause cancer". The way I use it though, the quantities are very small. You could do the same thing with shavings saved from sharpening your clutch pencils.

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Re: Acinonyx Jubatus

Postby Nicola B » Wed Jun 22, 2016 4:46 pm

Stunning! Unbelievably realistic!

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Re: Acinonyx Jubatus

Postby Bev » Thu Jun 23, 2016 10:20 am

WOW!!! Just a minute while I pick my jaw up off the floor!!!
This is amazing, I love the detail, the mouth is excellent.
Do you always draw large, and I will ask the question I hate....how long did it take you?

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Re: Acinonyx Jubatus

Postby KrissyNZ » Fri Jun 24, 2016 11:28 pm

Wow!! Absolutely stunning! I imagine it would've taken quite some time given the size? Fantastic work!!

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Re: Acinonyx Jubatus

Postby onlypencil » Sat Jun 25, 2016 3:08 am

Thank you guys!! I've done a few large drawings and that's what I'm focusing on now. This one took me about 4 months to complete.
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Re: Acinonyx Jubatus

Postby Laurene » Mon Aug 08, 2016 12:43 am

Congratulations! I just read that "Acinonyx Jubatus" will be featured by the Pencil Art Society in their International Open Juried Exhibition. Very well deserved!

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Re: Acinonyx Jubatus

Postby Rob Bristow » Sat Sep 24, 2016 8:15 pm

I would so love to draw something like that

Stunning

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Re: Acinonyx Jubatus

Postby PogArt » Fri Oct 14, 2016 7:03 pm

Hi onlypencil ;)
It is stunning drawing indeed!!!
I'm struggling to answer bothering me question, whether I'm impressed more of the size or the detailed work ;)
Both of them are amazing ;)
Congratulations , it's stunning piece of art ;)
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Re: Acinonyx Jubatus

Postby kennyc » Mon Oct 17, 2016 2:22 am

Very nice!
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Re: Acinonyx Jubatus

Postby lauriemcg » Tue Nov 01, 2016 2:42 pm

Oh my gosh. Beautiful. Impressive. And the size of it... in pencil. Well done... wow...

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