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Purple Cheetah

Corina's Purple Cheetah

9 x 12 inches, Oil on Board

I received this request over the summer.  My granddaughter, Corina has been in love with the color purple since she could say the word.  Needless to say, when it came time to paint her the requested Cheetah, it had to be purple or so I thought.  But what she wanted was a regular Cheetah with purple spots.  Oops.
Well, I sent her this digital and she loves it.  I'm so happy because I don't want to change a thing about this piece.  Process photos below:
Looks like a cartoon here, but better work is yet to come.  However, I did want to keep the Cheetah on the whimsical side...after all, it's purple!
A little more realistic, yet not too realistic.  Looks kinda sad.
The purple Cheetah is finished, whimsical, making eye contact and will be celebrating Corina's 13th birthday with her,  a week from tomorrow.


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