One of my first attempts with oil pastels.

brown pastel paper
Oil Pastels


face, nature, animals, animal, wild, leopard, eyes, pastel, african, exotic, fur, susan


  • WhiteDove Studio kj gordon
    WhiteDove Stud...about 6 years ago

    and quite successfull!!!!

  • Thank you ever so much for a great compliment! Glad you stopped by and had a look

    – Susan van Zyl

  • Glen Allen
    Glen Allenabout 6 years ago

    great image.

  • Thanx Glen, I really appreciate you having a look

    – Susan van Zyl

  • eXposure
    eXposureabout 6 years ago

    beautiful artwork Susan …

  • Hi Wendy! Glad you stopped by. Always careful to do animals as this is not my forte, but I do love animals and do want to give it more attention to it in the future. Thanx for the comment on this one

    – Susan van Zyl

  • wesrosee
    wesroseeabout 6 years ago

    this is fantastic!

  • Awwww Wesley! You make my day! Glad you like it :-)

    – Susan van Zyl

  • Mariaan M Krog Fine Art Portfolio
    Mariaan M Krog...about 6 years ago

    You must add this to the Exotic mammals & Endangered species & Animal Kingdom groups Susan! Brilliant artwork!

  • Coming from you a great compliment! Thanx for your input. Much appreciated

    – Susan van Zyl

  • Irene  Burdell
    Irene Burdellabout 6 years ago

    Really beautiful , you are very talented.

  • Thank you so very much Irene! Much appreciated

    – Susan van Zyl

  • Jadon
    Jadonabout 6 years ago

    Wonderful work Susan.
    how long on average does it take to do a picture like this?

  • Jason, I normally spend 2 or 3 days on and off working on a piece, except if it is an oil painting. This one took me 2 nights to do. Then I stopped working on it, as I thought it was not going anywhere. I am skilled better now for pastels than I was at the time I did this one. But I love this one as it was my first animal and first oil pastel picture.
    Thank you for your time looking at this!

    – Susan van Zyl

  • Tron
    Tronabout 6 years ago

    Beautiful animals, love the color!

  • Thank you Mark! Glad you stopped by and thankful for the comment!

    – Susan van Zyl

  • George  Link
    George Linkalmost 6 years ago


  • Thanx again George! Glad you like it! =)

    – Susan van Zyl

  • Mystic Raven 9
    Mystic Raven 9almost 6 years ago

    Beautiful work!! You are very talented :)

  • Thanx a stack ShellyB! I thank you for the compliment and very kind comment!

    – Susan van Zyl

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