Pencil Drawing, coloured board (180gsm), Original pencil drawing of an Amur leopard (Panthera pardus orientalis) also known as the Far Eastern leopard is a leopard subspecies native to the Primoryeregion of southeastern Russia and the Jilin Province of northeast China. It is listed as Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red List. In 2007 and a more recent study places the number of Amur leopards at fewer than 60. A rough sketch of an Amur Leopard rich in detail gazing directly into the eyes of the viewer and drawing us in with a mystic gaze. The fade away edges brings more mystery to this wonderful portrait. The creator has wonderfully utilized a light shaded paper that serves as a background that is vivid even through the Leopard itself. The strands of fur and whiskers are sketched with immense skill that it almost protrudes out of the canvas and into life.