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Snow Leopard by Pickleweasel360 Snow Leopard by Pickleweasel360
Finally finished with the Snow Leopard. I am super happy with the way she turned out. This is for :iconnationalyarnographic: they are having a Winter themed contest.

Snow leopards also have shorter leg, snow shoe paws, and a thick tail almost a meter long. These features help them balance on the rocky terrain of their home. They have long hair with thick underfur. Their thick tails can wrap around their bodies and keep the wind out of their face.

This whole piece started out white. All the coloring was added later with fabric markers. (I asked before if this would still be acceptable for the contest and it was allowed.) I looked at so many pictures of snow leopards to make this that I lost count. Every single one of them had different spots. So it was a bit tricky to nail the basic layout of the spots, but I'm happy with it. Since the piece is brushed to make it fluffy, the spots move with the fur. The end of the tail looks a little ruffled but actually those spots are are the same as the spots at the base of the tail. Fluffy :3

I decided to use a dark background with this one because the white one tends to wash out light pieces. I also added some rocks for her to stand on. I'm really happy about how the whole piece came together. I was going to take some different angles but then the whole table I had them on fell and everything went everywhere. Plus it was like 12 degrees outside and I couldn't feel my hands.

Hope you like it!
P.S. I probably wont be able to finish the tigers this month I'm making some pieces to trade and sell, but look forward to them next month.
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:iconegeriasagus:
EgeriaSagus Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014
I love the detail in this snow leopard :)
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UraHameshi Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Student Interface Designer
This is so adorable!
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:iconpickleweasel360:
Pickleweasel360 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you :3
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:icontoshiko-paws:
Toshiko-paws Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
WOOOOW THIS IS GORGEOUS ; A;
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:iconpickleweasel360:
Pickleweasel360 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :D
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:iconsjhobbydk:
sjhobbydk Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
it looks amazing!! :D

i can see you worked hard on the details, good job! ;)
So cute :3
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:iconcreativeness:
Creativeness Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014   General Artist
amazing :heart:
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:icontarmahartley:
TarmaHartley Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Cute and AMAZING!

AWESOME WORK! :)

:+fav:
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:iconkysl7777:
kysl7777 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Student Digital Artist
You make very good animals... :)
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:iconsewmonster:
SewMonster Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is gorgeous!
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:iconihamo:
ihamo Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014
awesome!
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:iconastarabriarart:
AstaraBriarart Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing love this! :D :heart:
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:iconspiritstarartist:
SpiritstarArtist Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Student Artist
I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <3
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:iconcatfeed:
CatFeed Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014
amazing omg
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:iconpickleweasel360:
Pickleweasel360 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks :3
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:iconmuffinthehamster11:
muffinthehamster11 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow. Amazing, keep up the great work!!
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:iconmisted-dream:
Misted-Dream Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Aww, super cute! Very nice work. :aww:
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:iconmooglestiltzkin:
mooglestiltzkin Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
awwww, he is my favorite
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:iconnellers500:
Nellers500 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Student General Artist
i just died....
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:iconericaliebenberg:
ericaliebenberg Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013
hi, are they for sale, and if so how much please?
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:iconpickleweasel360:
Pickleweasel360 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hi! This one is the one I have kept for myself, but I would be happy to make you one! Here is a list of my current prices: pickleweasel360.deviantart.com…
Thank you for your interest!
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:icontribalgraces:
TribalGraces Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Incredible and beautiful! Your gallery is full of wonderful pieces. You're so talented.
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:iconart-ju:
Art-Ju Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love it!!
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buttercupminiatures Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Featured this in my first journal, you can read it here: buttercupminiatures.deviantart…
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:iconbuttercupminiatures:
buttercupminiatures Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
WOW!!!! Amazing and beautiful! :)
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:iconbrazance:
brazance Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Student
amazing soo cool 
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:iconcynderspyro:
CynderSpyro Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013
omfg! You need to do tutorial to youtube! Plz plz plz! :la:
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:iconilovemyrabbit:
Ilovemyrabbit Featured By Owner May 24, 2013
Oh, and I forgot to ask, is there wire in her?
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:iconilovemyrabbit:
Ilovemyrabbit Featured By Owner May 24, 2013
Wow, that is so so so cool. How big is she?
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:icondunnwithlove:
DunnWithLove Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
This is so amazing and really beautiful!
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:iconpickleweasel360:
Pickleweasel360 Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much!
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:iconblack-moon-flower:
black-moon-flower Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is stunning. What kind of yarn did you use? I've been wanting to try brushing, but I only really use acrylic yarn. Is this a wool yarn or something of the sort?
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:iconpickleweasel360:
Pickleweasel360 Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! This yarn is acrylic also. I used Red Heart Super Saver yarn for this. I brushed it out pretty long then trimmed it down so it gave it a short fur effect. Wool works pretty well too, since it tends to want to fray anyway. 'I Love This Yarn' isn't very good for brushing. It may be soft, but I can brush it forever and it basically just dissolves. I can never get it to brush out as long as the Red Heart brand.
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black-moon-flower Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ah, great! That's what I use the majority of the time. What kind of brush? Like the wire brushes at the pet store?
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:iconpickleweasel360:
Pickleweasel360 Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yep! Thats exactly what I use. Ones with a wide base work really well. [link]
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:iconblack-moon-flower:
black-moon-flower Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks for answering my questions! ^^
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:iconpickleweasel360:
Pickleweasel360 Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
No problem :3
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:iconreneedicherri:
reneedicherri Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Professional Filmographer
NO
I LOVE THIS
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420JeffieShawna Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
aww what a cutie :D
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:iconpergamjee:
pergamjee Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
gorrrrrrrrgeous!!!
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:iconduchess-of-dismal:
Duchess-of-Dismal Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Cute!! Good luck with the contest!
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Nienilovescats Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome piece of work! and what kind of material is it made of
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:iconaquawolves:
Aquawolves Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
AWESOME
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paintswithcats Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013
Amazing!
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:iconelmira-san:
Elmira-san Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You said that you might be selling more of your patterns soon, might this be one of the patterns you sell?
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:iconbrookette:
Brookette Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:wave: You've been featured here! [link] :la:
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:iconivoryleopard:
ivoryleopard Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
What a cutie! Congrats on winning!
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:iconphotopathica:
Photopathica Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013   General Artist
Hi!
We have chosen your work for our Featured Folder for February!
This piece has been featured here: [link]

On behalf of:
:icondeviantsgallery:
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:iconpickleweasel360:
Pickleweasel360 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much!
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aphid777 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Awesome job! I didn't even realize it was crocheted! I really like how you did the spots :) Who knew fabric markers could work so well
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