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Today is International Cheetah Day! For more information about this event, check out the ICDC blog

This is my contribution to help raise awareness for conservation efforts to save the cheetah. If you would like to donate, go to the Cheetah Conservation Fund, and to learn more about cheetahs check out the About Us page at the Save-The-Cheetah group

The clubs here on dA making this event happen:
:iconsave-the-cheetah: :iconthe-cheetah-archive: :iconthe-big-cats-club: :iconalternativeanthro:


Thanks to the following stock providers:
:iconaniko007: :iconanimalphotos: :iconnickgrayomg:





Finally, thanks to the following artists for their input into this piece. Check out their awesome galleries:
:icondigitalcirce: :iconfueledbypartii: :iconsomething-wild: :iconqualifiedquackdoctor:

Some highlights from my gallery:
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dholms Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
man this work is amazing.
i'm a bit flabbergasted. heh.
(can't believe flabbergasted wasn't spell checked!)
anyway,...
impressive!
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monstermaster13 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful.
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:iconnikicasp:
nikicasp Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
This is so cool! I think I speak for a lot of people when I say that you should try to do a tutorial. . .*nudge nudge* :)
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:iconodysseusut:
OdysseusUT Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I posted a guide of sorts in my journal. Check it out here: [link]

I hope this helps, but if you have any questions or need any help and advice, feel free to send me a note :)
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:iconnikicasp:
nikicasp Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
Awesome! Thanks!
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coyotecyb Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
one of these days i have to see you livestream to watch you work so i can see how you achieve this level of detail!
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:iconivonatheman:
IvonaTheMan Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Creepy
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GekkouKitsune Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is really phenomenal.
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:iconkantuck-nadie:
kantuck-nadie Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
Cheetah's have remained my favorate big-cat, and this picture is beautiful. I'll definitely have to +fav it.
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kantuck-nadie Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
Oh and I want to say I went to those pages listed. I hope what ever I do, will help out these remarkably lovely cats.

- Kan
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:iconodysseusut:
OdysseusUT Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome! Before all the publicity here in dA, I actually didn't know that cheetahs were endangered.
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:iconperoline:
peroline Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Great job ! It looke so real ! :clap:
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:iconodysseusut:
OdysseusUT Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! Realism is definitely something I try to aim for (however realistic you can get with a subject that doesn't actually exist in reality) :D
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FREAKKATT Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What a beautiful effect with the hair :heart:.
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OdysseusUT Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I actually started with a different photo but a few of the people I showed it to, said it didn't remind them much of a cheetah - so I looked around dA for another stock photo and this is the result :D

Thanks for the :+fav: :dance:
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:iconsybaristail:
Sybaristail Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012   Photographer
Dang... She is gorgous. Very nicely done piece. :meow:
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:iconodysseusut:
OdysseusUT Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! Also, thank you for featuring this piece in your group :)
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:iconricyn:
ricyn Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
This is.. wow :D Just wow <3
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:iconodysseusut:
OdysseusUT Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad you like it :) Did you manage to put anything together for today?
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:iconricyn:
ricyn Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
It's not my best, but I did :3 I need to get it uploaded XD
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:iconqualifiedquackdoctor:
QualifiedQuackDoctor Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
Looks great!
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:iconodysseusut:
OdysseusUT Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Without your whiskers suggestion, I would have been too lazy to do anything about them. I enjoy getting input from you lot. It makes me take my pictures to another level, where I would have been content with relative mediocrity.
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:iconqualifiedquackdoctor:
QualifiedQuackDoctor Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
Glad I could help! I am enjoying the end result (and the whiskers) a lot! ;)
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Captainelciesmith Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
AHHH! Holy spit this is increadible! She matches a charater that I am writting about - perrr-fectly.
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OdysseusUT Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Are you writing a short story or series involving your character? I'd be keen to give it a read when you're done with it. Thanks for the :+fav: :)
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Captainelciesmith Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
The story is of an Elf that is magically turned into a cheetah-like humanoid. Her mery is gone and her quest is to discover why she is now a cat-person, and who did this to her. It started as a short story, but is getting big. I will be novel length when it is done. If you send me your email (again?) I would not mind if you give it a glance. Just be aware that it is a work in progress, and a little rough. Also, there is some adult content. All standard warnings and copyrites apply.
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OdysseusUT Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha I'll be sure to check it out when you're done with it. I'm sure it'll provide me with some inspiration :)
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Captainelciesmith Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I can send what I have - if you do not mind the rough (unfinished) draft; but I would need your email (again).
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OdysseusUT Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow that's quite a large story you've got there. I'll read it a chapter per day haha.
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:iconcaptainelciesmith:
Captainelciesmith Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Large, and still going.

Miracle is the main character, and the one your cheetah resembles.
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toberkitty Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well done as always!
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OdysseusUT Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, as always :D Appreciate the :+fav: too
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FueledbypartII Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is "The cheetah" ^^
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:iconodysseusut:
OdysseusUT Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks again for all of your suggestions! This wouldn't have turned out quite as good without all the feedback I got :)
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BeAware8 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
nice
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OdysseusUT Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :D
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:iconblackby:
BlackBy Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012   Digital Artist
Amazing job !
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OdysseusUT Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, the same could be said for your picture! It's awesome!
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:iconblackby:
BlackBy Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you very much, your compliment warms me up :).
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Green-Eyed-Leopardes Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
THis is awesome! I really wanna try this sometime!
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:iconodysseusut:
OdysseusUT Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Definitely give it a go! I wrote a quick and nasty guide on how I do these: [link]
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arualcat Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
Wonderful :iconwowplz:
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:iconodysseusut:
OdysseusUT Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad you like it :D
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arualcat Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
:hug:
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