Nightstalker - Black Leopard by Heather Ward

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A black leopard hunts in the moonlit rainforest of southern Asia. Black, or melanistic, leopards are a color variation of “regular” leopards. They are not completely black, and you can usually see their spots.

Drawn in white charcoal on black paper, 2008.


black, big cat, charcoal, dark, feline, hunt, leopard, night, paper, pencil


  • SMorrisonArt
    SMorrisonArtabout 6 years ago

    Nice work!

  • © Karin  Taylor
    © Karin Taylorabout 6 years ago

    gee that’s great work Heather!

  • frozenfa
    frozenfaabout 6 years ago

    aaah!! great piece!! the first thing in mind was i was wondering if you used black paper or dozens of pencil for this… hehe.. should’ve know it’d be on black paper.. silly me.. aha.. Love this, Heather!! love the eyes.. and how you did the lighting for the leaves and tree.. awesome! =D

  • SelinaEM
    SelinaEMabout 6 years ago

    Beautiful work

  • darkestartist
    darkestartistabout 6 years ago

    gorgeous piece

  • Aloramyst
    Aloramystabout 6 years ago

    Beautiful work!

  • Larry Butterworth
    Larry Butterworthalmost 6 years ago

    Masterful technique, good work

  • williamsart
    williamsartalmost 6 years ago

    Very intense. I can tell that this leopard most likely has it’s sight set on dinner.

  • Leny .
    Leny .over 5 years ago

    Bagheera! Wouldn’t be out of place in my 100 year old copy of The Jungle Book. Exquisite!

  • plsphoto
    plsphotoabout 5 years ago

    Awesome work. Great detail and depth. Thank you for sharing.

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