Black panthers are rarely true black. Most of the time when the light hits them just right, an almost iridescent pattern is visable showing the underlying coat pattern that it would have had had it not carried the melanistic gene.
I enjoyed playing with the lighting and reflective light to best showcase the amazing coat of this magnificent cat. My model was a pregnant female at a zoo and though I shaved a few pounds off her I think she still looks a little on the rounded side.
Dark and mysterious black panthers dance though our imaginations and dreams. Beautiful but dangerous they are one of nature's finest examples of being truly wild.
The original painting was done in watercolor pencil on 140# watercolor paper.
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Text and original graphics copyright © Mona Majorowicz, 2000-2017.