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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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:iconcomic-turkish:
Comic-Turkish Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  New member
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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ARVEN92 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww Thank you a lot^^
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Comic-Turkish Featured By Owner 3 days ago  New member
You are welcome ^^
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ARVEN92 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  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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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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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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ARVEN92 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hoho that's ok^^
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