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Clouded Future by Nambroth Clouded Future by Nambroth
I was able to see some active and lovely Clouded Leopards at the Denver Zoo last month and planned a painting of one of them immediately. I was actually working on this when the press release was issued that Clouded Leopards had been declared extinct in Taiwan. blogs.scientificamerican.com/e…
The species continues to live elsewhere, but their future is anything but clear at this point.
The rock is inspired by stromatolite fossils.
The swirls and background are intentionally distressed.

I have a few in progress shots here: nambroth.tumblr.com/post/50548…

Acrylic on board, 11" x 14"

EDIT: This piece has sold, and I've donated a portion of the sale to the Clouded Leopard Project. If you feel so inclined, you can do so as well. If you want to donate but cannot, you can consider spreading the word instead (that's free)! cloudedleopard.org/
Awareness and education are just as important (arguably even moreso than) as giving money!
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Silver-Zabrak Oct 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Clouded leopards are beautiful creatures, and this painting captures them well. :)
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SilverVulpine Oct 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful work! :)
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Baureal Sep 2, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
A beautiful panthera !!
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Seventhknight Sep 1, 2013  Professional Photographer
Wondrous!
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soarts Aug 27, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This is absolutely stunning!
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onlineart Jul 29, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
that really is a great painting, the background suits it perfectly :)
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Agatha-Macpie Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great work ! Its eyes are so full of life ! And I love the way you painted the fur ! Lovely job, really !
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Entraya Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That looks gorgeous. And does clouded leopards just have really stumpy legs?
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Nambroth Jul 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
Yes, they have very short legs compared to many other big cats.
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