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Eternal Rivals by ARVEN92 Eternal Rivals by ARVEN92

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Okay, this picture has been roaming the internetz for a while, I drew it a couple weeks ago (as you can see from my signature, still indicating March '13) and uploaded it on Facebook first, but I liked it and thought I'd upload it here, too :)

When I submitted the test page for Africa I received loads of useful pieces of advice, one in particular, which many of you suggested, was to make Africa and Chui more different, because they looked too much alike.

Well, I've been working on that ever since. Can you tell Africa and Chui apart in this picture?
Please be frank, I don't get offended if you say you don't! XD It's very important for me that readers manage to distinguish characters, especially if the two main characters are so similar.

I also added a like of rounded spots on Africa's pelt, since I received the suggestion to vary her spot pattern a bit. How do you like it? ^_^

Once again, thank you SO much for your constant support and critique! It helps me a lot :D

And once again... again XD

Africa and Chui are LEOPARDS. Not Cheetahs. Not Jaguars.
I know that cheetahs aren't this bulky. Because these two AREN'T cheetahs! XD

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Africa on the left, Chui on the right~ :D

Great Job!

Buttt..... I can definitely tell that Chui is a guy because he is bulky which is good but I think you should make Africa look a bit more...lady-like? Cuz I mean...She IS a girl right? Right??! ;A;
They're cheetahs also correct? So they should be a bit more..leaner? More stream-lined?
NO OFFENSE, their designs are SUPERB, don't get me wrong...but maybe a bit more thinner and less bulky? Lions would probably be that big, that rotund (?) but I think cheetahs are always going to look thinner and more...flat.
Just my opinion, 'tis all :D

The coloring is beautiful and I love their different tail ends! Such a brilliantly unique twist! :D :heart: :heart: :heart:

But that red line irks me... :/ It's the color... maybe go for a more treacle or more orangey-yellow tone? I'm just being picky that's all. But then again, that does make a difference if you want to improve and all that.

Paws are all tip top (I can't draw them very well ;A; ) but Africa's outstretched leg, I think, needs to be slightly revised?
On the other hand, this IS just to help viewers distinguish characters and to get the feel for the design so I shouldn't be so picky xD
AND (will this ever end?!) as you do know, cheetahs are built for speed and like I mentioned early should be more stream-lined. So possibly consider narrowing the hip bones a bit?

Anatomy is lovely, as are the lines. Coloring is blended fantastically and makes the piece stand out and appear 3D and life like. I wish I could be this good! But, alas, I probably never will ^^
Overall, a totally spiffing piece of work! Be proud and keep the good work up!

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Okay, here goes my first critique. :3

To start off, I really like the designs. It's easy to tell apart who is who. Africa is a lot rounder while Chui's edges are pointed, which is a nice touch. :) It's easy to see thy're leopards (when you know you way around big cats a little :)) and their colors look perfect on them.

One detail is Africa's outstretched leg. Her paw looks a bit strage, as if it should be a bit more to the right. And (could just be me though) Africa's hind leg seems very tiny compared to her body. But that's the only thing that bugs me. Overall, a great picture from a difficult angle. :D Can't wait to see more from you Arven! ;)
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shirax3nea Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If you wanna know my opinion...Ithink thei are absolutely perfect,especially Chui
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ARVEN92 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww Thank you^^
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payclo3 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Student General Artist
he is overall bigger and bulkier, maybe a bigger tail would fit him better 
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ARVEN92 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I agree! Thanks for saying that, I'll add it to his design :)
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Shadowwolf62499 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014
Will they ever have cubs together?
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ARVEN92 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sadly no, they are truly sworn rivals :) They would never get together :)
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blackcat846 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013
you can tell the difference if the leopards has spots in its spots  or not if it does it's a jaguar if it doesn't its a leopard, great work by the way... and Btw I'm an expert with cats ;3 there so fluffeh! I wuv them anyways..... really good drawing
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ARVEN92 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's correct :) You can also recognize a jaguar by the shape of its head, they have a peculiar "bump" at the base of the nape, bulging facial muscles and a big, round muzzle, while leopards are overall more square :)

Sadly, many people don't know this, and it's especially hard to tell from a drawing ;;

I love cats too! They are fantastic creatures <3
Thank you^^
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blackcat846 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013
Your welcome ^-^
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ARVEN92 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
^^
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