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September 9, 2013
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Canon
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Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
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1/100 second
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50 mm
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Sep 9, 2013, 1:15:33 PM
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Suncatcher by AmandaDrage Suncatcher by AmandaDrage
Pastel pencils on mountboard, approx 8x12". Leopard reference many thanks to *redbeard31 redbeard31.deviantart.com/art/…

I realised about ten to 15 percent of the way through this one that I had chosen a less than ideal combination of media and surface. Pastel needs something with a bit of tooth to cling to, and the pastel pencils seem to slide right across the surface of the board. I put off finishing it but decided to complete it today. Done, ticked off; move on!
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Nightmare-v Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014   Photographer
Very beautiful and soft!
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FromHeart2Art Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014
Gorgeous!
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014
Thank you very much :)
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AyanAyzodei Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013   General Artist
Amanda I used to see your pieces a lot about three years ago, and tho I haven't been as thorough in recent years , looking at this piece alone shows how your animal painting has actually gone into another level. Well done.  Keep up this vein of form, it's really excellent ;)
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013
Wow, well that is cool to know! Thank you very much indeed Ayan, I will try my best! :)
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Jennycallie Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Student General Artist
Gorgeous, I love what you do with pastels. And big cats, who doesn't love them? The highlights on her coat are especially striking, beautiful work as always!
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013
Aw, I know right? I have been meaning to do a LOT more art of them. I actually find them easier than domestic cats!! So maybe studying big kitties will help me with the little ones :XD: Thank you so much!
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Sihir-Wazi Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
How beautiful *-*
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013
Thank you so much :) glad you like!
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Maeix2 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The material might not have cooperated, but the outcome is lovely :aww:
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
Thank you very much, I'm glad you think so! :)
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lantairvlea Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That said, you did a lovely job of it despite the pastels not wanting to cling to the surface!
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
Thank you very much!
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lantairvlea Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
There is a medium by Golden I believe that I've used before on board. It adds a nice texture to it and takes the pastel wonderfully.
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
I have heard of this stuff! Like a surface primer for pastel? I really should look into getting some of that. My "art supplies to purchase" list is getting longer... haha.
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lantairvlea Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Exactly! I do suggest doing a little sanding or whathaveye so it is even. The one time I used it I didn't sand it and I had lines. Looked kindof cool, almost like a wooodgrain, but it wasn't quite what I intended!
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GeorgiaHorsepainter Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh Wow! This one is really amazing. You have captured the light and textures so beautifully! You are so talented Amanda!!
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013
Thank you Jill! I'm glad you like it! :) The coat of the big cat was quite good fun... I really have to do another one again soon!
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FrostyFennec Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013
omg amazing o.o
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013
Thank you so much :) Glad you like!
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Soror-x Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013
fantastic work!
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013
Thank you, I'm glad you like it!
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CarolynnaAbrantes Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing!
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013
Thank you very much! :)
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Cerih Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fabulous!
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013
Thanks v much! :)
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ApprovingAbnormality Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, amazing, so alive!
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013
Thanks so much :) I'm glad you like it!
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ApprovingAbnormality Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ha, more than liked c: You're welcome!
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teacup-elbows Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! Despite the trouble you had with the media, it turned out amazing. I really like the texture of the fur, it turned out marvelous.
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013
Thank you very much indeed :) I'm glad you like it!
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popx12345 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think you nailed this one bro, it's like staring at a real leopard but in a small screen. I love what you done with the fur. It  made the thing come to life. ;)
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013
Thanks so much! I appreciate the comment, glad you liked it!
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ShanghaiSarah Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013
Wonderful and lovely work!!
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013
Thank you so much! I'm glad you like :)
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horsesrock847 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful!
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013
Thank you very much! :)
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TripleS-Art Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
AMAZING :D
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013
Thanks so much! :)
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SaraPereiraArt Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It seems a photo!Magnificent work!
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013
Thank you very much! :)
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Earleywine Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
nice!
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013
Thank you Pamela!
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SarahEsen Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013   Traditional Artist
This is incredible! Loving it Amanda!!! :heart: What are your plans with it?
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013
:) Thanks Sarah! :hug: No immediate plans... except to not touch it or sneeze near it... probably need to get it in a frame as soon as possible :lol: A lot of people like it though, so maybe I will take it to the gallery and see if it sells...!
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SarahEsen Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013   Traditional Artist
Ooooooh I'm sure it will! Some lucky owner will be putting that on their wall in no time!
Just to let you know that my daughter loved it too by the way. She logged onto her deviant account and saw it before me and she was like "Maaaaaaaaaam! Have you seen this!??!!!!" lol

It's a winner! Can't wait to see more stuff! :) x
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013
Aw, that is so cool. :) I'm glad your daughter liked it!! :w00t:
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howlinghorse Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013
aaabababajodfda;jk! XD
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hennap Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow is really gorgeous :wow: Amazing the details:aww:
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