Ta'iri is a North Chinese Leopard. He was not in the best mood when I was photographing him and gave several warnings. A split second after I took the photo which inspired this drawing he pounced at the fence, I have never seen anything move that fast!
Visitors to my Open Studio events have commented that while they appreciate the artwork they weren't sure they could handle having him looking at them. Too Close is still looking for someone brave enough to take him on.
This artwork was created using 100% Faber Castell Polychoromos Artist pencils on Clairefontaine Pastelmat
Measurements 40cm x 50cm,
References used were my own.
Ta'iri lives at The Big Cat Sanctuary, Kent
A Cerfificate of Authenticity will be supplied with the original, signed and dated by the artist.