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Cheetah Portrait by Nioell Cheetah Portrait by Nioell
Geert from The Showroom (a Zoo Tycoon 2 forum) showed a wonderful photo of a Cheetah [link] and I just had to paint it.
I loved the eyes and I tryed to do them justice with this piece :)

Time taken: 3 or 4 hours

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:iconbizarrobuttercup:
BizarroButtercup Featured By Owner May 25, 2014
Gorgeous, I love the way the eye just pop  :-)
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:iconnioell:
Nioell Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconinvader-lesley:
Invader-Lesley Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013   Digital Artist
I think you draw really well I wish I could draw as good as you ^-^
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:iconnioell:
Nioell Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconinvader-lesley:
Invader-Lesley Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013   Digital Artist
your welcome
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:iconnielsguchelaar:
NielsGuchelaar Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012
It's fantastic ! Well done bud !
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:iconnioell:
Nioell Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks :D
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KumariKat Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooooh I like this! I really like how it's black and white and the eyes are colored. It really makes them stand out. :D
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:iconinvader-lesley:
Invader-Lesley Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013   Digital Artist
OMG your right!!!
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:iconnioell:
Nioell Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks :hug:
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:iconkumarikat:
KumariKat Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome :D
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:iconfruitbatslyra:
fruitbatslyra Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So cute! :heart:
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:iconnioell:
Nioell Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:hug:
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:iconfruitbatslyra:
fruitbatslyra Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:aww:
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:iconmirri:
Mirri Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's very beautiful! The fur and especially the eyes are fascinating!
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:iconnioell:
Nioell Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a lot :)
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:iconnightwolf477:
NightWolf477 Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
i have no words for this......but awesome amazing idk something awesome
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:iconnioell:
Nioell Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much :D
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:iconumpadeloompa:
UmpadeLoompa Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
Beautiful! Those eyes @.@
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:iconnioell:
Nioell Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:hug:
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Dannelboyz Featured By Owner May 7, 2012
As I said on AE, this is gorgeous! I love the eyes! :)
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:iconnioell:
Nioell Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks :D
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:icondannelboyz:
Dannelboyz Featured By Owner May 7, 2012
Any time :P
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:iconthebirdlover:
thebirdlover Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Absolutly beautyful! The eyes are so fantastic! All the details, I love it!
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:iconnioell:
Nioell Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconthebirdlover:
thebirdlover Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome
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AngelaLouwe Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing :)
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:iconnioell:
Nioell Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconangelalouwe:
AngelaLouwe Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome :)
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:iconitsgoose2u:
Itsgoose2u Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So gorgeous :)
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:iconnioell:
Nioell Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:hug:
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Alannah-Hawker Featured By Owner May 6, 2012   Photographer
Nice piece, do you still have the ref photo?
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:iconnioell:
Nioell Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :)

I posted the link in the comment ;)
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:iconsnowbumbee:
SnowBumbee Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Oh wow ! :la: This is...amazing ! Really, the fur, the eyes.... he is beautiful ! :heart: I also really love the light, it gives a strong atmosphere of this awesome picture ! :clap:
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:iconnioell:
Nioell Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :)
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:icon888jess888:
888Jess888 Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful! Nicely done
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:iconnioell:
Nioell Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconarcticicewolf:
ArcticIceWolf Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful eyes!
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:iconnioell:
Nioell Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks :)

For your other comments, too ;)
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ArcticIceWolf Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
no problem!
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:iconaquata92:
Aquata92 Featured By Owner May 6, 2012
Beautiful! The detail is brilliant!
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:iconnioell:
Nioell Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconimmyself97:
ImMyself97 Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
awesomenesss!!! love the eyes =)
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:iconnioell:
Nioell Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks :D
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:iconcharlottei:
charlottei Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Beautiful. o:
I love those eyes and the detail on the nose!
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:iconnioell:
Nioell Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconadamzt2:
AdamZT2 Featured By Owner May 6, 2012
THis is so epic!
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:iconnioell:
Nioell Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks :hug:
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:iconlaur720:
Laur720 Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
The eyes are so expressive. Beautiful picture looks very realistic.
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:iconnioell:
Nioell Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks :)
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