Friday, February 05, 2010

Lookout

snow leopard mother and cubs charcoal drawingSo finally, here they are. I took several photos of this piece in progress, and I'm hoping to get them assembled into a slideshow. I named the piece Lookout because even though the cubs are busy playing and climbing on mom, she always keeps a lookout for danger.

Snow leopards live in the mountains of Asia, and many call the Himalayas their home. They live above the tree line in summer, then move to lower altitudes when the snow forces their prey downhill.

Since I took the reference photos for this drawing at the Rio Grande Zoo in Albuquerque, I will be donating a portion of sales to the Zoo for their snow leopard breeding program.

The original and limited edition prints are available.

4 comments:

paintnpencil said...

This is absolutely beautiful. Your art is astounding.

Heather M. Ward said...

Thank you very much.

EDELWEISS said...

Very beautyfull !

Heather M. Ward said...

Thank you!