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Black Jaguar by giovannag Black Jaguar by giovannag
UPDATE in 04-24-2007: As I'm a target to art thiefs, I'm changing the file for one with a smaller size and a larger watermark.
Doing this, I know visitors can't see the details, but is to try to prevent problems.


This is Akagu, Yawara's twin brother.
Akagu is not a japanese name. It cames from "akagu-su" a Tupi (indian tribe) name. It means "big head" but from it derived the portuguese word "canguçu", which refers to a huge and ferous jaguar, and sometimes is used to black jaguars too.
This is not a panther, it's a black jaguar. A panther is a black leopard. Both leopards and jaguars show the same phenomenon called melanism (someone tell me please if I'm not using the right word in english), which make the fur darker, looking like black (but if you look at the animals closer or over light, you can see the spots). A normal jaguar, or leopard, can breed normal-yellow-spotted cubs or black cubs.
Then, Yawara is a spotted jaguar, and her brother is a black one. Yawara's human form is the girl with the fire-hair, and Akagu shows a little darker color skin than his sister, and have black hair - because of the night.

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Este é Akagu, o irmão gêmeo de Yawara.
"Akagu" não é um nome japonês. Veio de "akagu-su", o nome Tupi que originou "canguçu". "Akagu-su" significa "cabeça grande" mas tanto a palavra em si como sua derivada "canguçu" são comumente usadas no português, especialmente no interior do Brasil, para se referir a uma onça enorme e muito feroz, e por vezes é usado para a onça preta.
Não confunda onça preta com pantera... pantera é um leopardo preto. Mas eles nunca são realmente pretos. Se olhar com a luminosidade certa você pode ver as manchas na pelagem. É um fenômeno conhecido como melanismo. E uma onça pintada (ou um leopardo normal) pode ter uma ninhada de filhotinhos pintados tanto quanto de filhotes pretos.
Por isso Yawara é uma onça pintada, enquanto seu irmão é uma onça preta. Em formas humanas Yawara tem cabelos vermelhos (por causa do fogo) e pele mais clara, enquanto Akagu tem os cabelos negros (por causa da noite) e a pele mais escura.
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XCopanX Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
se ve la esencia de jaguar, mis mas humildes respectos 
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felix-cartoon Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Student General Artist
Meu parabéns! *-*
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SilverBlood0801 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh meu Deus, é tão lindo! Sua arte é maravilhosa ^^
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:icondarkpaladinsorceress:
sooooo beautiful
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WolfHeart112 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Student Artist
Amazing! I LOVE it!
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masonday Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
COOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL!!!!!!!!!!
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Kiremoonchild Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very beautiful:D Thats y it took me a long time to put my piccies up cos i was afraid someone would steal them
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kmorse21 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012
i like this alot
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0-EmoLeopard-0 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, god, it's amazing!
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wolfedoutcats Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Professional General Artist
Beautiful!
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Oshawott1234 Featured By Owner May 26, 2011
THATS SO COOOOL!!!!
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:iconwaycrazy:
waycrazy Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011
Absolutely gorgeous, I love it. ^.^
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PaTcHyScArS1884 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011
omg thats my name on the pic!!!!! :o could it be that me and u have the same name lol well my name isn't quite common so this is cool!
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Oracle-of-Moon Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Gostei da sua arte, e onça negra ficou perfeita, e muito expressiva =)
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igniflia Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010
I love your paintings before enter in the site and it's not cenged
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Kryptoknite2010 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Amazing!
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KannibalKlown Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010
i want to say that im totally with you against art thieves. i save tons of pictures from deviantart but i only use them as references. i love art and would never claim someone elses as my own.
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izaioi Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2009
I love your art :D I can´t stop watching inu yasha chibis you make XD
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kelionagain Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2009  Student General Artist
yeah the black is the power of evil i love this power muaca muaca muaca (wicked laugh )

mmm el negro es el poder del mal, yo amo ese poder
muaca muaca muaca ( risa malvada ) XD
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aeryael Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2009   Digital Artist
Adorei ambos os desenhos, de Akagu e sua irmã! É uma pena que vc tenha que ter diminuído os desenhos, eu queria mto ver os detalhes. Andava pensando em estudar e desenhar sobre lendas indígenas e vc me deu uma bela inspiraçao =)
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ipmaster Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oooh, black jaguars are beautiful animals! I like Akagu's picture better than Yawara's.
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Aki-Psyche-Mage Featured By Owner May 4, 2009
Your art work is amazing.
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sturmfeuer Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2008
I can not decide whether I like the human form or the jaguar.
Both look great.
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MyFantasiWorld Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Love this one. Period.
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pandamonium-123 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2008  Student General Artist
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his eyes are awsum
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kellendraysia Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2008   General Artist
Beautiful work I love the composition and the light bit of back history. I think my favorite part of this entire piece is Akagu's eyes and facial markings. I love how the log that the cat form is resting on flows through the entire piece and you capture the perspective and the snarl beautifully. The coloring job is fantastic and I love the wide variety of textures that you have capture throughout the piece. Nice work.
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giovannag Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2008
Thank you very much! :hug:
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Crivas63 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2008
Cute kitty, I love the felines
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LostInTheRain Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2008
Finally I see a black jaguar, everyone always draws black leopards. Very nice!
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joeiepaul Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2008
[link] you are featured here for the greatness of your picture :)
Thank you for such effort, and sharing with the rest of the world!
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pyroDS Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2008
wooo i love your work really interesting its like a nahual jeje beautifu and perfect
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Araz-the-great Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2008
Awsome love the eyes
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IcyKat Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2008
so amazing :)
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SKrieck Featured By Owner May 30, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Realmente um trabalho de precisão fenomenal.
Eu realmente pretendo ficar boa em desenhos gráfico a este nível um dia.
Parabéns!
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Dragontear1313 Featured By Owner May 15, 2008
wow
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gureiduson Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2008
Caraca, adorei esse e a irmã! Tu manda muito!
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:iconvenonded:
venonded Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
eis o felino mais astuto e perigoso
coitados dos leões se tivesse destes na África...
:clap:
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giovannag Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2008
Hehehe! ^_^ Pois é, viva os felinos tupiniquins!!!
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venonded Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol
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Tentailedbeast12 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
dude asom!
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Wolf-Outcast-13 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2008
Awsome!!!
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Cusido Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
muito massa o akagu e a onca!

se desenha bem em!

e a descricao tbm fico muito boa!
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FluffyLady Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2008
ooh...awesome i love leopards and jaguars! they're my favorite big cats.

FL
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FlameShuken Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
O.O Shiney! Wow, you're REALLY good at jaguars! <3 Love it... black ones are the best!
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InuYashaDiva15 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2007  Student General Artist
Me encanta este deviation!
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moogleart Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2007
Awesome!!!! :wow:
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Ytanium Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2007
very good pic... a little small :-)
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Ui-Azuma Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh wow O__O this is fantastic.... such detail!
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tnosblackjaguar Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2007
Awsome!!! The way you drew the jaguar's mouth is very good. I never can draw a snarl well.
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dudsboy Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2007
ARTE PERFEITAAAA =D

mto bom MESMO!!!! que talento!!!

abraços :)
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