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11-04-2005, 08:06 PM
Here is a WIP from a tiger I'm working on.
Untill now only pencil, so I can still fix things if you see any mistakes in the anatomy. (if you do plz say so!)
I will finish this painting with watercolor and ink.

In front of the tiger there will be leaves. The most leaves will be at the left so I didnt the detail the tiger too much at that side.

critiques and other comments are very welcome :)


11-04-2005, 08:52 PM
:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

Looks like you ar off too a very good start! I am pulling up a chair to watch you work!

Jody :D

11-05-2005, 06:56 AM
:clap: Looks great, I can't wait to see the steps to this one :clap:

11-05-2005, 05:21 PM
Thanks both :)

Warning, I'm a slow painter!
But I will keep this topic updated

12-11-2005, 05:05 PM
I didn't ment to be so slow :(
But I'm just so busy all the time. (school=art, hobby=art, portfolio for work=art)

Here you can see the next step. In the previous image I made simple forms, and now I added a lot of detail. (too much for what is necessary for a watercolourpainting, but I like that :p ) If there is anything wrong with the anatomy, plz tell me!

Here I added some leafs with Photoshop. I didn't made the leafs with pencil on the sketch because I was afraid I messed up my sketch. If I only drew one leaf wrong, I should erase a lot of my tiger :eek: If you have any suggestions for the composition, plz tell me!

12-11-2005, 07:40 PM
Nancy, it looks great so far, I would take off a few of the leaves on the left and the top. the ones on the right, look perfect to me, good luck and keep going!

Valri Ary
12-11-2005, 07:55 PM
Ya, take some leaves off the upper left but also lighten up on the leaves along the left and then conntinue the leaves to the bottom of the left (IMHO)
It looks great. Can't wait to see the finish. I'll be back to see it!!!!

12-12-2005, 06:30 AM
Gigih, I am not sure how much you want to correct and I am also not sure how realistic you want to make this guy.
That being said I am going to assume that you want it to be more on the realistic side.
When I look at the sketch I see some problems with the eyes. They are too far apart at the moment for most tigers.
Also the nose should be longer then what you have it here.
Just some suggestions if you would like more information I would be glad to show you but do not want you to feel that I am picking on you. That is not the case here just making some suggestions.

12-12-2005, 06:51 AM
Thanks everyone for the comments :)
I will erase some leaves at the left and the top, it will be indeed more balanced between left and right. thanks for noticing!

slaterza, I had a lot of problems with the eyes. But if they are still not good you can tell me. Now I covered the tiger up with leaves, the eyes and nose are focuspoints. So I want to get them right. I actually love qritique, especially if I get some tips with it too. So if you have more information, please tell me!

Here is the reference pic I used mainly. But I used almost all front views of tigers I could find :p Maybe it will help you to describe what is wrong and what is good?
http://pro.corbis.com/images/CSM105174.jpg?size=67&uid={3515a8f4-2865-4fc6-b3d1-b6898f32dcd2} (http://pro.corbis.com/images/CSM105174.jpg?size=67&uid={3515a8f4-2865-4fc6-b3d1-b6898f32dcd2})

12-12-2005, 09:17 AM
nancy if you need help with the eyes I suggest you check out
http://www.onlineartdemos.co.uk/ its got great FREE demos on painting wildlife, just go to the free demos section and you'll see one thats just tiger eyes its great practice. and this guy is a great teacher. check it out and let me know if it helps you.

12-12-2005, 10:20 AM
Hello all :wave: I love tigers and this looks like it's getting better! It looks great nancy.

Lee Wilde
12-12-2005, 10:27 AM
How CUTE!! Excellent job. Can't wait to see the finished pic.

12-12-2005, 11:09 AM
gigih, thanks for the site!
It's helpfull to paint the eyes, so I now an eye looks like. (thats pretty hard to see in most pictures). I will paint with watercolors though, so thats different than what that site tells. And I also can't check if the eyes are on the right place with that tutorial.

12-12-2005, 01:20 PM
Thanks for posting the link for the main reference photo. From that photo it appears that the main problem is in the nose. The eyes appear to be in the right place for this reference. However check the nose. It should be almost a half inch lower and the actual shape of the nose is too big it is much more narrow then what you have here. The eyes might be fine if you can get the nose in the right place.

12-12-2005, 02:00 PM
Oh, you mean the whole snout! I thought you ment only the nose and couldn't find the problem.

It looks much better what you edited! Maybe I will print this out, trace it and edit things there and making a new sketch this way what will be less detailed. Because it's too much work to edit the whole snout in the sketch I have now.

I will try to sketch around with the snout, thanks for your help! :)

And you got the name wrong btw :wink2: My name is nancy, not gigih

12-12-2005, 06:16 PM
Looking really nice

12-12-2005, 07:36 PM
Nancy, I will be watching this with much interest- I've been starting on a tiger too, only in pastels. I'll hopefully get the time to post some WIP soon for mine. Good luck- I'm pulling up my chair to watch.
Carol :wave:

12-13-2005, 07:34 PM
:clap: :clap: :clap:

I was just checking in to see where you are at with your painting! Looking lovely! Can't wait too see more!


12-13-2005, 07:51 PM
So Sorry Nancy I took it from the post above> Don't have a smiley for embarressed.
Glad to hear this was helpful to you.

12-14-2005, 08:46 AM
I fixed everything the best I could... I think it's done now and ready for painting.


12-14-2005, 09:29 AM
The nose length is much better. Glad to see you asked before you started to paint and because then it would be much harder to fix.

12-14-2005, 02:08 PM
You are doing great Nancy - I will check back to watch your progress! We are here cheering you on!

01-15-2006, 05:08 PM
It's finished finally !!!! :D
With christmas holiday (3 weeks) I wasnt at home, and after that I started painting but I didnt like how it turned out. Yesterday I tried to make it better, and today I continued and it worked :D I really should learn how to make a painting in 1 day, most people can make one in an hour! :p

Oh and sorry for not posting WIP pictures of the painting process. But like I said I thought it was bad in the beginning. (should have taken pictures anyway, because it could help to see what I did wrong, ah well something for next time)

Although it's finished and I can't change things anymore, critiques and tips are still welcome! :)


01-16-2006, 07:51 AM
How can I edit posts?

01-16-2006, 10:49 AM
Aww Nancy, this is cute! Are you sure you can't go back and add some whiskers? It would make quite a difference!
~Fae Lynn

01-16-2006, 11:11 AM
:eek: I forgot !!! How could I forgot that?! :confused:
And you are the first one who noticed that, lol :p I showed this painting to a lot people already.

I think I will try with white acrylic or something... I hope I don't mess up the painting...