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Fleet Cheetah by FablePaint Fleet Cheetah by FablePaint
Original this commission was just the cheetah, but I was compelled to draw more scenery until I built a whole world for him.
So yeah, I kind of like how it turned out.

Commissioned by Fleet.
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Daily Deviation

Given 2013-01-02
Fleet Cheetah by =ESDA06. This piece has such a great composition of color. It has such a great palette of diversity; from the detailed character with vibrant, energetic colors to the subtle shading and highlights. ( Featured by KovoWolf )
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GermaineBiotch Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013   Traditional Artist
Nice!!
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magniloquente Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
A Daily Deviation definitely well earned! Congratulations, this is a wonderful piece of artwork.
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Felphor Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
Wow, that looks fantastic! congrats on Daily Deviation!
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Mystic-Cheetah Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
Yay, a cheetah in the Daily Deviations list! Not my type, but still, I like this!
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CaseyDecker Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
This picture you've done looks very nice. :)
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Otulissa3 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013   Writer
Very nice. I feel like I could walk down a crowded alley and see this scene.
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
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djjafeth Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
MEANWHILE ZAKUMI....
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sebaselciclon Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
not just the drawing is really good, but the way you did it is really intersting: particullary I love the lineart, the system you used of making the focus of the image (the character) having a black lineart, and all the rest with a lighter lineart thats color changes with the light from the back, its quite intersting, and an stunning original effect I never saw before.
A well deserved DD both on your skills and originality for the technic. Congratulations for it!.
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FablePaint Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Professional Filmographer
thank you! I was hoping it would make him stand out more, though in retrospect I probably should've made him a colored lineart too. Black has a tendency to flatten things. I'm actually tempted to redo this piece now as a painting, except it's a commmission.
But there's plenty of aspects to this which I will think about applying to my future work again.
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sebaselciclon Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You might have a point, but it also gives it an intersting feeling on its perspective, how you see and feel the depth of the background but the strong black line of the character (I dont really feel it "flattens it" anyway) makes it stand out, more like an sticker that was added upon the original image, which makes it stand out more and adds an intersting visual effect to the picture. The image dosent feel realistic, but anyway it dosent look like the point of this picture: it isnt trying to look realistic, but to stand out with strong visuals.
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the well deserved DD! :heart:
Have a nice day and Happy New Year! :holly:
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XXtraPrince Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
When speed is all you have, sometimes there's no place at the table....
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:iconfablepaint:
FablePaint Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Professional Filmographer
That is the BEST caption for this, hands down
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:iconceraluna:
CeraLuna Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Student Filmographer
Agreed
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:iconmollsow:
mollsow Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
You just blew me away. Great work!
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kungfoowiz Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
Yeeee niiice! =)
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catluvr2 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it. Congrats on the DD! :+favlove:
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Charmed-Ravenclaw Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful colours in the background.
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ZephyrStorm123 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
This is great! I love the scenery in this! I like how you added a cigarette with his pondering gaze. Great job on this!
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Bast-Fury Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013   Traditional Artist
niceeeeee =]
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KovoWolf Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
Congrats on the DD : ) Well deserved! I love this piece and the diversity of colors and composition :heart:
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FablePaint Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Professional Filmographer
You have NO idea how much this meant to me. This piece is 2-3 yrs old now, and I rarely like my old work, but seeing this get a DD reminds me of the kinds of things I want to keep doing and what I want to focus on.
I've gotten DDs before, but this one means the absolute most to me. Thank you so much.
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KovoWolf Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
It's my pleasure =ESDA06! I have been a fan of your work for a very long time and I've always admired your artistic talents and have always been an inspiration to me :) Thank you for sharing your amazing talent with the rest of us and continue to do so! :love:
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Sinclair3 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011
I love this <33 the mood is amazing.
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Hirudoh Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011
I love the color scheme and the fact, that it is clearly visible that the world was built around him ^ ^
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wolfplanet102 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011  Student General Artist
i like the tail.
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xxXfishbonesXxx Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011  Student
tail.
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xxXfishbonesXxx Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010  Student
Woah! That's awesome! I like how he's holding the ball with his ! ^^
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:iconinkfang:
Inkfang Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010  Student Digital Artist
i love the colors in this
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Black-Platinum Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010
This looks so awesome. I love those colors.
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Ksio-terood Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
This artwork was an inspiration for me weeks ago and just now I realyzed it was yours'
Just after I added watch xD

Really nice EVERYTHING!
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FablePaint Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010  Professional Filmographer
aw, thanks!
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Mora68 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010
is that beer i spy?
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:iconmistressbreeder:
MistressBreeder Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010
The character and background complement each other so well!
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Spartan-Cheetah Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010  Student General Artist
That's really cool :D All of the colors go great together!
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whisperpntr Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010  Student General Artist
The soccer/world cup reference is a definite tip off to africa. Otherwise it reminds me a little of the backstreets in India.
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:iconshantien:
Shantien Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
The soccer/ football. XD

... What's the lion doing?
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:iconfablepaint:
FablePaint Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Buying a rug?
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:iconshantien:
Shantien Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
A rug, huh? Nice. xD
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kinomon Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010  Student Photographer
30 bucks on chicken feet?? sweet!!
*noms onn chicken feet*
om nom nom

nice job btw! background is really cool! plus, the smoke is really neat (even if i don't enjoy its smell :XD:)
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ShadowWolf-HalfEvil Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010
Can I have a drag of his cigarette? :D I like how you made the background its really beautiful!
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fortheluvofart Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010
i love the soccer ball wrapped in his tail! nice pic!
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Brandrvael Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010
Love this! I feel like this piece reflects a tangible world that I can get lost in, within my imagination. The mood reminds me a lot of the song/music video of "Welcome to the Third World" by the Dandy Warhols.
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wadifahtook Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010
Love the colors and the expression! Mmmm, chicken feet.
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ManjiCyberNinja Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oops correction "can tell"
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ManjiCyberNinja Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can't tell that's in Mexico lol...

I really like the style if this, the focal point is made clear by the coloring. I also like your use of expression, it's telling me things about how hospitable the environment is.
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FablePaint Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Actually, it's supposed to be a generic city in Africa. Hence the lions and hippos and cheetah guy. And the Ghana cedi.
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fang Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010  Student Digital Artist
i don't usually comment on anything but i cam here to say i love your color choice a lot here.
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KiRAWRa Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010
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LoL this picture is awesome, I like how the cheetah is really the only character who has color
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