A cheetah doing what we know it does so well: running after its prey though the prey isn’t in our view just yet. The image is part of a series of animals with recognisable prints painted in a fun bright colour palette. The images were all painted during my limited colour palette art challenge, Huely, and I chose to go with animals with prints as it would let me use some fun contrasting colours to play around with. The series also includes a bathing tiger and a curious giraffe.
I struggled a little bit with the image above, so I ended up doing another cheetah painting, this time more of a bust and portrait. The markings from the corner of the cheetahs eyes and down its cheeks have always intrigued me, and has always seemed so unique to this big cat in particular.