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August 20, 2006
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Aug 20, 2006, 3:12:27 AM
Kalahari Princess by balaa Kalahari Princess by balaa
A preliminary sketch of an idea I had for a painting of an African Leopardess, likely to be sold in the Further Confusion Art show. The name was inspired by a show I recently caught on animal planet that chronicled the life of a leopardess trying to raise a family and survive in the Kalahari Desert. I chose the composition simply because it intrigued me, we shall see how well it works in painted format. I was inspired by a pose from a photo I found sometime ago., from where I don't even recall now..and also by trying various poses myself in the mirror. I am still debating how to go about doing the background, but I have a fairly good idea of what I want, nothing complex (shocking!), rather a simple gradiant/wash of softer washed out purples/blues/pinks. However, I do welcome other suggestions and ideas!

Usually I am prone to post such sketches in my scraps, for the most part I will continue to do so...and hopefully you folks will be kind enough to drop in on my scraps as well!


Size: a little under 6"x10"
tools: mechanical pencils on smooth vellum. Original rough concept sketched in open canvas 1.1
time taken: roughly a little over an hour

EDIT: thank you for those that commented, the name of the show WAS Kalahari Supercat :D! I would have never remembered if not for your comments!

Thank you for looking!
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josegoncalo Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
marktorquequantum Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
i wish to marry her. with the strongest love i contain, i shall care for her. so much my love for her will bleed without recieving battle damage i'll fight to the death just for beauty. princess as i take your hand on one knee and not only make me the happiest tiger on this planet but also make my dreams come true, will you be my feline bride?
WhIppIng-b0y Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014
This is beautiful.
TeamAvalancheMember2 Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
Cool pic, very well done.
Barking-Hippogryph Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i have that show on dvd lolz XD
kerishblackend Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011
This is, by far, my favorite piece of anthropomorphic art. Sexy without being lewd, beautiful while still being subtle. Love it.
Shizuku-Uzu Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009
she's got booty! XD
jboweruk Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2009
She's gorgeous, you've captured the very essence of a leopard, in anthro form, not too thin, not too fat. Perfect musculature and a that pose, Princess? I'd swear fealty to her and no mistake. Well drawn, now all it needs to make it perfect is colour. Please consider colouring her, as I think she'd be 100% even more lovely than she already is.
LE0PATRA Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2009
I've been trying to blend the animal and human like this myself. Of course I'm nowhere near as good as you are at it... ^^;
jcarrasquillo30 Featured By Owner May 20, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
A SKETCH!! It looks more like an elaborate drawing with shadowing and everything!!!

I wish I could "sketch" like that. It IS a beautiful way to "sketch".
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