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Today is the International Cheetah Day Challenge!!

The cheetah is an extraordinary gift of nature: the most graceful, the fastest, the electrifying! With a speed of up to 60 miles per hour, it is the fastest land animal and is a master of stealth and swift movement. It also has keen eyesight and can easily spot prey across the African safara.

Most comfortable in the grasslands of eastern and southwestern Africa, the cheetah has been adversely affected by settlers and the human presence. We've wrecked the cheetah's environment and continue to antagonize the cheetah, so now it's our duty to reverse the cheetah's endangered status and revitalize the cheetah population.

For more information or to support the effort, please visit:
Cheetah Conservation Fund: [link]
Official ICDC Journal: [link]

Note: I didn't have a reference when I was painting this, so excuse the anatomy. I tried to cover up with a mixture of other media so this is an..interesting work for me haha.
Comments and constructive criticism are appreciated! Thank you.
Materials: Acrylic paint, canvas paper, white gel pen, watercolor pencils, colored pencils, metallic markers
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mocashake Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i love this love the colors, great job
ChiakiNeko Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013   General Artist
Thank you so much! :)
xxsensi Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
it's really beautiful ♥
i love the way you drew it :3
the colours are amazing
ChiakiNeko Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012   General Artist
Thank you so much! ^^
starling16 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow I love the colours you used in this :D
ChiakiNeko Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012   General Artist
Thanks so much xD
Oliwil Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This is amazing, I love the colours and style :3 :iconitsbeautifulplz:
ChiakiNeko Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012   General Artist
Aw thanks a bunch! I used copper and pretty aqua-green colors and they ended up looking nice together :D
Oliwil Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Certanly did. I have a few questions about the materials you used :
white gel pen do you use this insted of masking fluid?
Acrylic paint, I thought this was quite plasticy paint, but can it be mixed with other colours? I'm thinking of asking for a little box set of 5 primary colours or something for christmas, what brand do you use, and do you have a faveorite colour that you can't make from other colours? :3
did you use the metalic marker on the underbelly? I'm just trying to work out how you used them :D

Sorry for the constant stream of interogation xD
*afterthought* Are there any special materials that you really enjoy using at the moment?
ChiakiNeko Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012   General Artist
1. [link] this is the pen I used; it's an opaque white paint that I used over the original painting to do the spots and outlines :) Did you mean correction fluid instead of masking fluid?

2. Yes it can definitely be mixed! To make a palette, you have to mix the colors with each other--I use BASICS which is quite popular and good quality. It's not professional level, but good for starters/experienced artists. Hm favorite color...not sure, but I use purple a lot to make darker colors

3. I used it in various places, but you can't really tell because I drew with the marker then used water to spread the pigment. I didn't really use it that much

Hey it's all good! I'm glad to help :D

Hehe my teacher let me use a water-soluble graphite pencil for a project and I loove it! You can draw with it then add water to create nice looking effects :3
Oliwil Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Hi! This is kind of a late reply...>.< I had started to write something about a month ago and my computer froze,and I lost whatever it was - Thanks so much for you reply it was really helpful!I got a white 3D paint with a really small nib, a bit like your pen, but they don't sell those over here :D + I got some basic acrylic colours for christmas that i still haven't tried out yet :iconbiggrinplz: because we had sooo many exams (21) XD
I hope you enjoyed the christmas holidays, and Happy New Year! :D
ChiakiNeko Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013   General Artist
You're welcome and ooh that's great! New supplies make me soo excited haha <3

wait 21 exams?? That's crazy! O_O
Yup I did! xD You too~
Naughty-Sherri Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
Love what you did here it is so unique! Simply stunning! Thank you for participating in Cheetah day :meow:
ChiakiNeko Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012   General Artist
Thank you so much and that's my pleasure!! xD
CheeTree Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Student
beautiful colors, fav!
thanks for helping the cause too :D
ChiakiNeko Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012   General Artist
Thank you! I'm glad to support it :D
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December 4, 2012
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Dec 4, 2012, 6:21:55 PM
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