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Promise by balaa Promise by balaa
The title just came to mind and for some reason just seemed right for this picture.

This is my first time attempting to render snow leopards so I can almost guarantee there are small flaws here and there. Mostly this picture was colored as a spur of the moment type thing. I wanted to try my hand at snow leopards as Ive never really drawn them, muchless tried to color them! It turns out their fur is trickier to render than I thought! It took me a few failures to finally get a decent grasp of how to render the fur. All in all this experiment turned out rather nicely. The background actually came together easiest of all. I probably spent in the neighborhood of an hour on the bg itself but far more on the leopards themselves. The male(above) is supposed to be sort of squinting, ie eyes not all the way open (because yes usually snow leopards eyes are rather big..which I like!)

I hope to have an excuse in the very near future to play with these critters in ps some more! I really enjoyed this piece and so in turn I hope you all do as well.

Prints: 8x10, 10$ US plus shipping, print will NOT be watermarked. contact me via note :).
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Given 2008-03-18
Promise by *balaa is such a sweet, loving and wonderfully painted piece of art. Gorgeous details and beautiful subject. ( Suggested by Tepara and Featured by cosmosue )
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Unicorngirl2205 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015
Beautiful arts really
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Avaze-Zolhusky Featured By Owner May 28, 2015
Niiice :)
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Marvelous work! A really adorable and touching piece. :aww:
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unabjorkg Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
Awesome
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TheHappyDayz Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012
This is beautiful!~ <33
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RoseFaerieTaleRed Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011
Great picture!
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Eiremauve Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011
Very evocative!
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Danny-phantom-fan-1 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awwww how sweet! :D
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:iconleethhorses:
Leethhorses Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010
WONDERFUll!!!! :painter:
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:iconlyoth737:
lyoth737 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
sweet :)
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Shizuku-Uzu Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009
I love snuggle pictures! well done its beautiful!
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:iconfaeriedragon19:
FaerieDragon19 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009
Very touching and beautiful picture! It's very heartwarming :) Good job! :D
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:icontrgamer8:
TRGamer8 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009
Truly one of the best pictures on DA.
You're soo talented =)
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:iconstzar:
Stzar Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009
absolutely gorgeous !! beautiful work, i love it
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Chaotica-I Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009  Professional General Artist
I've featured this stunning work here [link]
Please let me know if you would like me to remove it :)
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LittleFoxStudio Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yay more snow leopards! Another awesome picture. They look so realistic, this is the kind of thing I wish they had more of in dA.
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YvonniFhang Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
So Lovely. So sweet. Good capture of a tender moment.
Well done. I love you're work. Keep it up.
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:iconnagoshi13:
nagoshi13 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2008
Wow, this looks real.
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:iconoctodogphotography:
OctodogPhotography Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Absolutely beautiful. :nod: :heart:
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murckat Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2008
i so love this image, with my fav type of cat no less...ty;)

-btw,i think the titles perfect.
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ToshirotheKnightWolf Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful
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ZazzyPaws Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2008  Student Digital Artist
Wow...congrats on the daily deviation!
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:iconengelkatze:
engelkatze Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2008
About time this got a DD. :)
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:icontorrenleingod:
TorrenLeingod Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2008
so beautiful! i love how you rendered the fur!
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:iconlittlearies:
LittleAries Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2008
So Beautiful :heart: :aww: :heart:
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:iconcalicolupe:
Calicolupe Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2008
Super congrats on the DD! =DD You deserved it!
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XThe-R-ManX Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2008   Writer
extremly cute,
i love this picture.
definitly faving it!
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Superdemon-Inuyasha Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awwww so cute! XD awesome job on this! *o* Very pretty! 8D
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:iconangelangkie:
AngeLangkiE Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome.

~AngeLangkiE
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papuruikazuchi Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2008
it's so pretty from the thumb, but I can't fullview it! :ohnoes: DAMN DA!
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tristtan13 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
wowzers thats really good :thumbsup:
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Mothmish Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2008
I love snow leopards so much. The first fursuit I ever made is a snow leopard. :3

Awesome job!
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Eignos Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2008   Digital Artist
A picture is beautiful!
All of my acknowledgements yours, yet if he is a digital drawing simply. Very nice colours, and the picture is realy sharp. :D
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copperfire Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2008
Amazing!!! No crits here!
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Lynnie0311 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2008   Photographer
thats beautiful ^^
:+favlove:
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:iconreb29:
Reb29 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Very beautiful! I absolutely LOVE this digital painting! :+fav:

~Reb29
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Elzera Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2008   Photographer
MAJESTIC :D
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crazyfan247 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2008
I LUV CATS! :+fav: AND THAT'S THAT!
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crazyfan247 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2008
I LUV CATS! :+fav: and that's that!
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quicksilverstudios Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2008
Beautiful as always. Not much else to say.
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Eastrider Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2008
amazing
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Iardacil Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2008
fantastic
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Jackass-Designs Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2008
amazing work but the larger leopard looks like a tiger :D reference mix ups? :D
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:iconchristelaln:
christelaln Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it's so beautiful!
I love the details!
The pictures looks so warm!
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JokeRs-ParAdieS Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
amazing drawings so alive like :D
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MrozekArt Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
My fav wild cats.
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alexandreafr Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2008
Very cute !
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Blueyblob Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2008   Digital Artist
It looks like a photo.

Just gorgeous.
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Pawkeye Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
You are gorgeous artist... :heart:
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ladynightseduction Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2008
You've been given a thumbnail mention on my Journal. Each thumbnail is a favorite image from your account and chosen specifically for the current theme.


:boogie: :clap: :worship: :boogie:

[link]


:peace:
`lns
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