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Leopard by Himmapaan Leopard by Himmapaan
The original drawing which was later translated into the limited edition etching for Rudyard Kipling's Just So Stories, published in a limited edition of 1,000 copies by The Folio Society, 2012.

Sepia ink (drawn with a brush) on Fabriano hot pressed, approximately 130 x 185mm. Full view is larger than original.

More illustrations (and more to come) in the Just So Stories folder .

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(c) Niroot Puttapipat and The Folio Society, 2012.
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44aboriginny2014 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
cool
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MacGwyver Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013   Digital Artist
This is just about the most beautiful and expressive line-work I have ever seen. So many textures, so many details. I love the leopard's face - such a great expression. Great work.
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Centurion6755 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013
This is such an amazing illustration. You expect the leopard to start moving.
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JeffLafferty Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Very cool!

-Jeff
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Yokome Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's beautiful! : )
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ReplicantAngel Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
He has so much personality. I especially want to rub his ears, lol. Even your trees have personality. *wistful sigh* Loveliness!
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Brandyrose Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is fantastic.. So detailed, the tree is incredible.

I did my own version of this in pencil. Let me know what you think.
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Alene Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
There's something about some nice linework, and the way you do that marvellous bark just adds to the effect. =)
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Himmapaan Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you.
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padawansguide Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
This is gorgeous - I just love your work!
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theartyst Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
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ZaeavYeelell Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
*sighs wistfully* Oh beautiful. The detail! I never get enough of your detail! Paperfetish is absolutely right about your textures. That bark!
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Himmapaan Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Keprion Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
smexy lines ;P
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VinceAndrews Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
beautiful work
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Biorave Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I always enjoy your illustrations. so much texture drawn into the fur and the tree. It is really lovely.
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WimpleToad Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
Your detail is inspiring! :)
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:iconmoonymina:
MoonyMina Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
gorgeous!!!!
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ScarabsCorner Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very nice
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FoldedWilderness Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013   Artisan Crafter
The leopard is what initially caught my eye and brought me here. However, the branches and bark really do steal the show, once seen up-close. Excellent work!
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Sariei Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
drawn with a brush.
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Nicole-Marie-Walker Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The texture on those branches is AMAZING! I love it.
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WhiteWolffie Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
Leopards are my favorite kittehs. XD Awesome work bunching up the muscles and fur!
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FaintSketches Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
Lovely anatomy on this.... It's flawless..
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GilPires Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
awesome artwork!! Beautifull!
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alarie-tano Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful drawing. :)
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Myuna Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Student General Artist
I adore the way you draw trees... It is so incredibly beautiful...
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GraphixS6 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What, sooo is this an etching or a brush painting?
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Himmapaan Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
It is a drawing. An etching plate is then made from it to produce the prints which are then signed and numbered. I will post a picture of the etchings themselves later.
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GraphixS6 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, that makes sense.
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:iconmyuna:
Myuna Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Student General Artist
Brush, drawn with ink, as said in the artist's comment. :)
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
SO beautiful!
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silverybeast Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013   General Artist
Beautiful. Wondeful details!
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NamelessWitch Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
Very nice!
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TijonWolfsMajestys Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Very beautiful piece ^^
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Starhorse Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
and one-two-three where's his breakfast?
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Vetriz Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
Awesome :)
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KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
and DAMN I'll never afford this incredible volume. :(
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KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Super elegant, but also playful/friendly. ;)
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RainyDayFun Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice work!
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EarthlyNugget Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Stunning work ^^
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
Oh, so lovely! That is a beautiful picture! :iconsnowleopardlaplz:
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magpie-poet Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
Yay! Proper spots :)
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EWilloughby Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
Beautiful textures and use of white space. I also really like the animal's face: it's expressive without being anthropomorphized at all.
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paperfetish Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
The textures you create never cease to amaze me.
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sinnerinchrist Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Wow! That's one nice book, and your illustrations for the book look marvelous! :clap:
This one has such a powerful composition.
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nedden7 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
i love it!
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