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Smile at Me Cheetah by balaa Smile at Me Cheetah by balaa
Erm well first off this is a sorta thank you pic for the 70,000 pageviews that I just reached. THANK YOU ALL!

Secondly, it is an experiment and thirdly it is a break from commissions. I had soooo many failures yesterday that I decided to veer of course and choose a random old sketch and color it with no goals set, no ideas for color schemes, moods etc. I tend to research my projects heavily before I start, getting a very good idea of what I want to see in the end formulated from the get go...but sometimes that just gets boring and I wanna 'play'. So this was my play and a means to experiment with more 'loose' painting and not sooo detailed. All in all I had fun and it was a good way to keep smiling. I realize there are flaws in things but I didnt want to focus on everything being perfect...just free paint and see where it leads me.

So...the cheetah smiles at me.

**edit: URG tweaked it yet again..eyes were just not sitting right....last one..I dont want to touch this pic again x.x. Truly forgive the resubmit folks, I wish there was a way to make it so it wasnt sent to everyone again!**

Thank you all again for the 70k, I am honored and humbled by your continuing outpouring of support.

Size: roughly 4000x4000 pixels at 250 dpi
Print: yes..but I may yank it later
tools: ps7
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:iconshadow-d-keeper:
Shadow-D-Keeper Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Featured here [link] :D
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orcanerd Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Simba just got out-cuted. You could totally make a happiness virus with this. Just hack into people's computers and make it such that when they cut on their computer, this is what pops up. Or just do a pop-up add. That might be better...and more legal.
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Wintella Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This cheetah looks funny with it's big eyes! I like it.
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:iconelva-young:
Elva-Young Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011
CUTEEE!
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:iconpineappleweasel:
pineappleweasel Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011
I love the face!
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:icondarkness-nightguard:
Darkness-Nightguard Featured By Owner May 19, 2011
Cha! :XD:
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:iconcheetahsintheearth:
cheetahsintheearth Featured By Owner May 16, 2011
would you mind if i used this in #the-cheetah-archive's icon? i'll feature you in the group's description!
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:iconpipeline14:
Pipeline14 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011
Aww, so cute! I :heart: cheetahs! So adorable! Good job.
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:icondoglate:
doglate Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010  Student General Artist
I LOVE it!
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:iconxxscullcandyxx:
xxscullcandyxx Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010
THis is amazing I had this as my background it was sooooooo good keep up the good work ;)
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GoldenCheetah Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010   General Artist
So cute!!:heart:
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:iconkatttty920:
Katttty920 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010
LOLzzzzz!!
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:iconshaloowebster:
shaloowebster Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010
love it
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Nala15 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2009  Professional General Artist
This is AMAZING! The expression is simply...priceless! :D
The syle reminds me of the illustrations in Stellaluna. It must be the colors. I love cheetahs and I think you captured the personality in this cute little guy beautifully! :hug:
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:iconspeckled-paws:
Speckled-Paws Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009
Extreme cuteness pulling me into the void!!!
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:iconrazielsoulprophecy:
RazielSoulProphecy Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2009
Wonderful Cheetah ^____^
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Midnight-Freedom Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2009
OMG! It looks amazing! I love the fur detail and the eyes! (0.0) I can't stop looking at it. The expression is funny. Lol xD
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Beeju Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2009  Professional General Artist
Oh! I love cheetahs. They are such the cutest felines I've ever seen. I love the expression on the cub's face and the fur texture and lighting makes it come to life. The eyes is adorable as well. :love:
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Shalteir Featured By Owner May 24, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So adorable... so awesome. So damn speechless.
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DarcNeko Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE THIS!!!!!!! xD
OMG OMG OMG IT'S SO DAMN CUTE!!!!!
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Baltic15 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2008
Oh Bast, that is adorable! :D
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:iconhotaru-icerain:
Hotaru-Icerain Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2008   Digital Artist
Omg this Face! *grin* he looks so overcute x3
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hoshikuzunokitsune Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2008
First of all, let me say that I really love your drawings. All of them are great in their own way. Your finesse with colors and anatomy of the animals is great and your realism is fantastic. They are all very pleasing to the eye. But this picture just made me smile. I guess it's rather "simple" and "fun" compared to your other drawings, but it just has a life of it's own. You had fun and it really shows. This picture is absolutely bursting with energy. Thank you for making me (and many others) smile.
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FuzzyToastedPeaches Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2008
Goddamnit, that's cute.
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:iconsora-x-riku:
Sora-X-Riku Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2008
That really made me smile after a miserable evening- thank you for it, I appreciate it.
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:iconkandee-cane:
kandee-cane Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Even as rough as that... It is GORGEOUS! O____O;;; I want it. -grabby hands-
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Flash-cat Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2008
This is so amazing...I love the cheetah! I so want this. *adds to wishlist*
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ObnoxiousTurkey Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2008
Awww! So cute. Amazing work :D
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:iconcaptaindannyofdakota:
I wish it were real so I could cuddle the Hell out of it.
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KinashaK Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2008   Traditional Artist
I love everything of this drawing. The fur looks so real and the eyes are look like crystal! One could just reach out and actually touch the cute cheetah, lovely work!
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luliyoyo Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2008  Student General Artist
Awww, this is sooo cute... And excellent done : D
I really love it!
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GiverOfTheNewLaw Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2007
Love the eyes, and the expression. Despite seeming a bit female, for some reason, it makes me think of Khushi as a cub, Fessran's clumsy, but loyal son.
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riotracer Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2007
That is so awesome! Def a fav of mine!
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:iconrosenbloem:
rosenbloem Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2007
It's so cute I love that big cute eyes
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baby-panda-girl Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2007
ohehmgee! i luv it!!!!!
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karenator Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2007
This is brilliant... the texture makes me just want to reach out and hug that little cheetah and the expression is so well done... I think I would die with happiness if a Cheetah looked at me like that! XD
Excellent job on this peice though. =) Love those eyes. <3
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Firstborn Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2007
The most insane cutie I've seen in a long time! :giggle:

I just can't stop smiling! :heart:
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Flutterby101 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2007
It is the cutest cheetah I've seen in soo long! The expression is so... expressive for lack of a really nifty word. I have a rottie who makes that face at nearly anything... food, cats, stomping feet. It just looks so bloody happy! ^^ Very lovley work.
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Kitsuned Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2007
SO SUPER FREAKING CUTE
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Hollytail Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow!!!!!!!!! I love it! the colors you picked are wonderful! I wish I could draw that well. And this was for fun?! How do you do it?? Its adorable!
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MistyWater7 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2007   Writer
The eyes scare me because they are red. But it's SO cute!

*Takes it and starts running like the wind.* Meh cheeta!
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Tiger-89 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2007
O.= *twitch* I LOVE IT

and I don't say that to just any Cheetah picture. Well. Ok depending on the artist maybe every one. It is still really awsome though =3
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CosTosy Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2007
:heart:
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:iconlyfeisgood:
lyfeisgood Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2007
What a way to start the day. I wake up, go onto da and BAM! There's a cheetah smiling at me. This is hilariously adorable!
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:iconerikatt:
erikatt Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2007
that is so cute XD he looks so fluffy it makes me want to hug him!
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CDandDVD Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2007
Love the expression
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:iconmalteselizziemcgee:
MalteseLizzieMcGee Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2007   Traditional Artist
Very cute, though I can't help being reminded of a puppy when I look at him. So cute.
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CybyCheetah Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2007   Traditional Artist
Remember that rottweiler from Over the Hedge? You know, the one that kept on going, "Play...? PLAYPLAYPLAY!" That's what this reminds me of. xD Awesome art; I LOVE CHEETAHS.
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cheetah-power Featured By Owner May 23, 2007
AWWW this is so cute i LOVE cheetahs
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EtiBR Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2007
thats adorable...I love the eyes...It is too cute!XD
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