View Full Version : Tiger - almost done but C&C appreciated

05-20-2013, 08:49 AM
Almost completed but would appreciate some C&C to try and iron out the "dodgy" bits.

Velour, 45X30, Unison and Faber Castell Pitt Pencil


05-20-2013, 10:42 AM
with the fur do you use pastel pencils?

05-20-2013, 01:00 PM
with the fur do you use pastel pencils?

hi al84, it depends on the effect I want but in general I use pencils for fur. If I do use a stick then I snap it so I have a sharp edge.

Just lots of layers of strokes (dependant on length and direction of fur) to build up starting with the darkest tones to lightest.

Here's a close up on an eye, that shows the stroke better


05-20-2013, 06:17 PM
I think it is great. Pam:wave:

05-20-2013, 06:35 PM
Wow, beautiful and kind of scary. Excellent work, no crit from me!

pastel lover
05-21-2013, 12:02 AM
Looks GREAT! My only suggestion is punch up the darks around the eyes to match the spots. Well done.


05-21-2013, 12:42 AM
Very nice, I love the whiskers.
I've never been able to get pastel pencils to work on velour, my only suggestion is maybe you could soften the top part of the neck a bit to keep the focus on the tigers face,

05-21-2013, 02:02 AM
He looks gorgeous.

05-21-2013, 05:16 AM
Thanks for the kind comments, personally I do like it however the colours look a bit flat, the left ear fades into the background, the nose fur I just cant get the detail correct as the hairs are so tiny and cant be reproduced effectively on velour and the nose looks a bit wonky and I think the eyes need more detail

05-21-2013, 11:49 PM
I think you did a great job on this. Very nice fur and eyes.

05-27-2013, 08:04 AM
This is really well done. Your hair is marvelous. But since you asked for C&C here are few to consider.

It may be the photo but the whole painting is a tad washed out.

I would use more of the lovely rusts and reds I saw in the close-up to intensify the fur color in general.

Yes, fade the edges on the neck so the focus is more on the face.

The nose/mouth got skewed a bit at the end. Follow the center line of the face down from the top of the head and you don't end up where the nose/mouth is now.

The eyes are single most important feature. The color needs to be intensified. Darker under the brow and a richer green and gold. Also the iris is a bit small.

The left ear is way smaller than the right ear. Also you could give more depth by making the neck fur darker behind the left ear.

I only mention these to make a good thing better.

05-27-2013, 10:36 AM
Kitty!! :) I think he's lovely. Beautiful detail!

05-27-2013, 06:41 PM
Lovely work