Ocelot - Bic Ballpoint Pen
The ocelot (Leopardus pardalis), also known as the dwarf leopard, is a wild cat distributed extensively over South America including the islands of Trinidad and Margarita, Central America, and Mexico. They have been reported as far north as Texas. North of Mexico, they are found regularly only in the extreme southern part of Texas, although there are rare sightings in southern Arizona.
The ocelot's genus Leopardus consists of nine species similar to the ocelot, such as Geoffroy's cat and the Margay cat, which are also endemic to South and Central America. All of the cats in Leopardus are spotted, lithe, and small, with the ocelot being the biggest.
Commission for Mr. Howard Cairns
Written authorization was given to me to use this photo as reference for derivative work.
Took aprox. 80 hours to finish over a period of 5 weeks. Lost about 35% color and detail quality when Scanned. (really did, unfortunately)
The size is about 95% of an A4 size paper.
----------------------Materials: Bic Cristal Pocket Scents colored ballpoint pens: www.amazon.co.uk/Bic-Cristal-P… also Classic black Bic ballpoint pen on 300g/m2 A4 smooth paper.
Artwork © Samuel Silva - VianaArts 2013 All rights reserved.
Reference photo © Alannah-Hawker 2013 All rights reserved.