Manul (Pallas’s Cat)

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Living in the steppes of central Asia, the manul is about the size of a domestic cat, with long dense fur and a flat face.  Its survival is threatened by loss of habitat and the poisoning of its primary food source, pika.  It is also hunted for its fur, particularly in Mongolia, and gets caught in traps set for foxes and hares.

About 50 manul exist in zoos, but survival rates from breeding are low in captivity.

http://www.arkinspace.com/2011/04/manul-cat-that-time-forgot.html

http://www.wildcatconservation.org/

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9 responses to “Manul (Pallas’s Cat)”

  1. cdog5 says :

    Very nice artwork! I’ve never heard of this cat — thanks for sharing. 😊

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  2. memadtwo says :

    Thanks! I just discovered them too. I have a book about wild cats I got out of the library, so more to come I hope.

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  3. memadtwo says :

    Cool looking cat and nice painting.

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  4. 7891samoth says :

    Poof! I like it! Your brush strokes are really recognizable! I like the way you’ve painted the fur.. Do you just gradually paint darker spots of lines on top of each other? I might want to try that.

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    • memadtwo says :

      Many layers, subtle color mixes and changes (I use liquid watercolor), tiny brush. Lighter, then darker usually. This is very small paper for me, and I’m noticing it causes me to work with more detail. Usually I use large paper and bigger brush first, then smaller, but this is all small brush. Glad you like it!

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  5. mk says :

    This makes me sad. Humans have a terrible bowl of karma stew just about ready to be served.

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  6. memadtwo says :

    mk: you got that right.

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  7. memadtwo says :

    thanks for the link!

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