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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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sindisj Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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Ehzoterik Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014
Love, love, love! Very, very beautiful!
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cluelesschipmunker Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
that's sad
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Pretty-Planet Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful!
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DarkElektra Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013
The best of november in animals category in :iconparadiseofartists: You're featured in our blog: paradiseofartists.deviantart.c… & in our gallery: justsitback.deviantart.com/?rs…

CONGRATULATIONS! :icongrin--plz:
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Silver-Zabrak Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Clouded leopards are beautiful creatures, and this painting captures them well. :)
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful work! :)
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Baureal Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
A beautiful panthera !!
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Seventhknight Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Professional Photographer
Wondrous!
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:iconsoarts:
soarts Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This is absolutely stunning!
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onlineart Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
that really is a great painting, the background suits it perfectly :)
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Agatha-Macpie Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That looks gorgeous. And does clouded leopards just have really stumpy legs?
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Nambroth Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
Yes, they have very short legs compared to many other big cats.
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:iconentraya:
Entraya Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It looks quite silly.. Why is that?
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Red-Rose-12 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013
that's an amazing painting!
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GargoyleGardens Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013
Gorgeous. Such a sad future for this species, I can only hope we can save them through captive breeding.
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FrancescaC123 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
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Scroll down and you'll see it.
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Nambroth Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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FrancescaC123 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
:D
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TNHawke Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013
Wow, I love when I look at a thumbnail and think "photo" and then see that it's a painting. Superb!
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SunriseSpiritWolf Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Really AWESOME! Wow..
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AngelFish74 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
wow
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be118180 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
They are beautiful creatures,but Taiwan's clouded leopards are extincted. :crying:
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Jason-C Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What a beautiful creature. I hope they survive. :(
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navmun6485 Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
nice
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blanket86 Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This is so amazing. I love this composition and style. Really great work!
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WillemSvdMerwe Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
This painting does the species justice!
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bonefish Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is such a lovely painting, Nam. I like the combination of realism (the Clouded Leopard) and looser abstraction (the rocks and background). You made the elements work very well together.
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Moon647 Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow this pic is amazing! i love how the fur looks so real!
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AwesomePossum26 Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Love the flowing coat on this Clouded Leopard. You've executed this very well.
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Zarrathustra-M Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Student General Artist
Fantastycznie oddane futerko <3
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andreistefan1 Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Student
Sooo Awesomeee!!! Great Job. I really love it!!!
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NekoNekoGirl04 Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a really good painting! You did a wonderful job with this; nice work~ ^^ :thumbsup:
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Yagamiseven Featured By Owner May 22, 2013
This is good
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Elijahsrevenge Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist
Oh...wow. That's sad. More extinctions...but we just keep on being the same. Slow, painful death of our planet and people get to watch as we do this to each other.
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Valkyriestears Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
They are such beautiful cats, I really hope that we won't lose them. <3
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cheetahpelt Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think you are basically Robert Bateman. This is my conclusion xD You're amazing!
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Nambroth Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
Oh my gosh noooooo! You are way too kind. When I was a little girl I used to check Robert Bateman books out of the library and dream to be "like him".
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cheetahpelt Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm completely serious though, Robert Bateman is my favourite painter and ever since I started watching you, you have been right next to him in my mind. You're my favourite deviant! ^_^ :happybounce:
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Nambroth Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Professional General Artist
Aw, thank you!! <3
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tinywolfy8811 Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Student Artist
nicee
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The-EvIl-Plankton Featured By Owner May 21, 2013
Beautiful. I have also painted this amazing animal. It's the first painting posted on my site. What kind of paint did u use ? Mine is watercolor.
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Alyclepal Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful and expressive painting! I read that article and felt really sad. Glad to hear there are still some.
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SamannaGene-ocide Featured By Owner May 21, 2013
beautiful
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Charmed-Ravenclaw Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent detail in the fur. A beautiful creature!
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JLestina Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Student General Artist
I love this painting. Well done indeed!

I live in Colorado Springs but haven't made it up to the Denver Zoo yet. Is it worth it? I haven't heard much about it. I usually go to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. :)
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Nambroth Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
It is one of the nicer zoos I have been to. It is obvious they care for the animals there.
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JLestina Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Student General Artist
Cool. Thanks. :) I'll have to check it out then.
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DeveryConlon Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
this is unbelievable!
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