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Leopard VS Cheetah Vs Jaguar by ARVEN92 Leopard VS Cheetah Vs Jaguar by ARVEN92
Because DA is lacking something like this :3

Quick tutorial.
Because some people totally asked for it XD

This way I'll make it clear that the two big cats present in "Africa" are LEOPARDS and not cheetahs or jaguars.
Meanwhile, since LOTS of people get confused between these three cats, I wanted to help in any way that I could :)
For the comic of Africa, I researched all I could about leopards and how to draw them, and this included making them different from cheetahs and jaguars.
I thought I'd use what I've learned to help fellow Deviants telling these cats apart.

The drawings of leopard, cheetah and jaguar were made without any reference, but just based on the knowledge I had. I did use a reference for the exact colours though. I'm sorry about the jaguar's coat, I didn't have the exact gold tone ;;

I hope this helps anyone who needs it!

Things that I forgot to add/were suggested by other people:

*Cheetahs can purr continuously, unlike Jaguars and leopards
*The spots on melanistic leopards and jaguars are still visible from a particular angle and with particular amount of light: [link] [link] [link]
*There is another variant for the cheetah, called "Lesser spotted cheetah", in which the animal has few to almost no spots on a tawny background. [link] Extremely rare in nature.

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:iconpatchi1995:
Patchi1995 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015
In the Middle East, the leopards may rival against hyenas for being alpha predators, but they were rare in the deserts of the Arabian Peninsula, as even rarer than their subspecies in the arctic of Russia(However, the Amur leopards are not alpha predators).
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ARVEN92 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh that is interesting! I didn't know, cool^^
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TheShadowSilhouette Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm starting my own "project", learning to draw all the wild cats and this will be useful :D
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:iconarven92:
ARVEN92 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh sweet! Thank you! I hope it will :D Best of luck^^
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:icontheshadowsilhouette:
TheShadowSilhouette Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh thank you, you're so nice!
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:iconarven92:
ARVEN92 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Not a problem :D
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:icontheshadowsilhouette:
TheShadowSilhouette Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
^^
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:iconarven92:
ARVEN92 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D
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Kigama Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Cats are killin' me. They seem to look like dogs most of the time (when I'm tryin' to draw them).
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ARVEN92 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, that's the hardest part ;_;
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Kigama Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Nod 
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ARVEN92 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:O
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:iconkigama:
Kigama Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
What??? Sweating a little... I was just agreeing to what you said... (Ow, just forger about it...)
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:iconarven92:
ARVEN92 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha no worries XD
Sorry, I used the wrong emoticon there XD I wanted to make a smile :D
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:iconkigama:
Kigama Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
OK ;) (Wink) 
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:iconarven92:
ARVEN92 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D
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Comic-Turkish Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014
Is cool ^^ I love cheetahs,and know a lot of about they!And from your tutorial now I know more about they!!!
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:iconarven92:
ARVEN92 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww Thank you a lot^^
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:iconcomic-turkish:
Comic-Turkish Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014
You are welcome ^^
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:iconarven92:
ARVEN92 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
^^
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Dragoness17 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cheetahs also have hips and shoulders that are separate from the spine; they 'float'. That allows them to further increases their stride, on top of their already long limbs. I've been learning so many interesting things about felines during my studies on them :lol:
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:iconarven92:
ARVEN92 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oho my, thank you for that additional info!
And you're right, cats have the most interesting info to them :D
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xxCloudBerryxx Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Student Filmographer
Now I want to draw wild cats :D ''But I don't want to copy you'' ^^
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:iconarven92:
ARVEN92 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey no worries^^
I hope this helps you :)
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MistingWolf Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Coulda sworn I'd faved this when you first posted it. XD
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:iconarven92:
ARVEN92 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hoho that's ok^^
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dolphin4dreamer Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Student General Artist
They're all so cute...but I'm not going to go up to one to get suffocated or bitten in the skull...O_o
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ARVEN92 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
True that, better beware of them^^ They are wild animals after all^^
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dolphin4dreamer Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Student General Artist
XD yup! 
This has been helping me a lot with my drawing...especially your wolf tutorials! when I post my wolf drawings! I'm mentioning you
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ARVEN92 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww that is very kind of you^^ I'm glad they were helpful!
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dolphin4dreamer Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Student General Artist
No prob! :D
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ARVEN92 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
^^
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dolphin4dreamer Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Student General Artist
:D I'm using this to draw right now!
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ARVEN92 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sweet! <3
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:iconazurakittyartist:
azurakittyartist Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
i see a jaguar one time
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:iconarven92:
ARVEN92 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sweet :D
I've seen a leopard once, but it was at the zoo :)
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:iconazurakittyartist:
azurakittyartist Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
my city stay close of one florest
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:iconarven92:
ARVEN92 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, that is beautiful! :D
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:iconazurakittyartist:
azurakittyartist Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
thanksHug 
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:iconarven92:
ARVEN92 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problems :D
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ScooperWolf Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013
For some people every wild cat is tiger xD I just don't understand them! I can easily see a difference between every wild cat xD
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:iconarven92:
ARVEN92 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's true XD
However, I do admit it's quite hard to tell leopards apart from jaguars, especially for people who aren't familiar with big cats :)
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ScooperWolf Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013
Yes but it's obviously cheetah is very different. It's thin and that marking from eyes to mouth is really special, no other wild cats have it. And it makes them really cute :D
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ARVEN92 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I agree fully! :D

I understand mixing up leopards with jaguars, but I have no idea how one may confuse a cheetah with a leopard XD
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ScooperWolf Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013
Yeah! 
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:iconarven92:
ARVEN92 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D
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LyonRyan Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
and digging around I found karlshuker.blogspot.com/2013/0…
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:iconarven92:
ARVEN92 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful^^
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LyonRyan Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Was just going through Messybeast again, while not perfect there is in here www.messybeast.com/genetics/mu… a pic of a leopard variant called King Leopard.

I do know sometmes the King Cheetah's markings could look like that.
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ARVEN92 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Whoa that is interesting, I didn't know about King leopards, awesome!
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