12×19 colored pencil with a dash of gouache. Part of The Anger Series. Original available.

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The cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) is a large-sized feline (family Felidae, subfamily Felinae) inhabiting most of Africa and parts of the Middle East. It is the only extant member of the genus Acinonyx. The cheetah can run faster than any other land animal— as fast as 112 to 120 km/h (70 to 75 mph) in short bursts covering distances up to 500 m (1,600 ft), and has the ability to accelerate from 0 to over 100 km/h (62 mph) in three seconds.
This cat is also notable for modifications in the species’ paws. It is one of the few felids with semi-retractable claws.While working on this series (info from Wikipedia),

I discovered it was quite the challenge… for simple black and white. One other thing though.. I really love this one’s eyes.. there’s just something about them…

  • Complete 10-29-2010 in 7.51 hours spread over 6 days


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  • GittiArt
    GittiArtalmost 4 years ago

    Fantastic work …love it in every way….bravo Barbara!!!

  • naturelover
    natureloveralmost 4 years ago

    Outstanding work!

  • 1Nino
    1Ninoalmost 4 years ago

    Super all around – wonderful details – I think i do not want to get to close.

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesalmost 4 years ago

    Excellent artwork, well done!

  • ginabgood1
    ginabgood1almost 4 years ago

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesalmost 4 years ago

  • RCTrotman
    RCTrotmanalmost 4 years ago

  • KMorral
    KMorralalmost 4 years ago

    Powerful, gripping. Love it.

  • SandraRos
    SandraRosalmost 4 years ago

  • rosalin
    rosalinalmost 4 years ago

    fabulous !

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