19×25 pastel on sandpaper. Original unavailable.

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I used the clouded leopards that reside at the Cleveland Zoo as reference for this. It was a gift to the curator of mammals at the zoo, who has since retired (I’m going to assume that it went home with him).

Scientific Name: Neofelis nebulosa
Size: Head and body 2-3.6 feet (60-110cm); tail length 2-3 feet (60-90cm)
Weight: 33-43 pounds (15-20kg)
Distribution: India, S. China, Nepal, Burma, Indochina to Sumatra and Borneo, and Taiwan
Habitat: In dense tropical forests at altitudes up to 6,500 feet (2,000m)
Diet: Small deer, young buffalo, pigs, monkeys, squirrels, porcupines, birds, and reptiles
Reproduction: After a gestation period of 12-13 weeks, female gives birth to 1-5 cubs
Longevity: from 11 to 17 years in captivity
Population: Estimated at below 10,000
Status: Vulnerable (information from The Big Cats )

  • Complete 02-12-1998 in 15.24 hours spread over 10 days


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I love what I do and I do what I love.. been drawing for over 60 years now – I hope I’ve got it right.

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  • Brian Towers
    Brian Towersover 6 years ago

    Another great painting B. I just wonder how many of these wonderful works you’ve produced over the years. Mind you, you had me wondering if it was the painting or the leopard that resides in the zoo office.

  • Well.. both actually. The head of “mammals” has it in is office.
    As to the other curiousity.. I’ve done.. well.. gotta be at least a thousand or more. In 2004, I did 180.. not to bad huh..

    – BarbBarcikKeith

  • Brian Towers
    Brian Towersover 6 years ago

    You’re a one-woman production line. A picture every couple of days is a fantasic output, but much more so when we see the quality of your work. I’ve got to ask how long they take you – this one for instance? I may have said this already, but if you ever produce a full colour book of your work then I’d be first in line to buy it – and I think it would be a best-seller.

  • Well Brian, being a pastel it probably took less time to do than the colored pencil (not as much labor) but, I would venture to say that between 15-25 hours total would be about right… but remember that I never work one piece at a time, there’s always other in the mix.

    – BarbBarcikKeith

  • Brian Towers
    Brian Towersover 6 years ago

    Then I guess at your busiest you worked about 80 hours a week – and with painful hands. Just as well you’re not in a union. You’re a remarkable artist B.

  • Brian.. the pain isn’t consistent and it’s being pretty well maintained with meds.. so I’m doing okay.. really..

    – BarbBarcikKeith

  • cheetaah
    cheetaahover 6 years ago

    Ah I’m with Brian, let me know if you’re gonna publish a book, I’ll get one too, I admire you’re works are amazing, I have some pencil works which is nothing next to your work. Your’s is perfect.

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    fullcirclemand...over 6 years ago

    Love the way you have captured their expressions:)

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