Sumatran Tiger in Coloured pencils
This was booked by a lady who had previously asked me to complete a portrait of her West Highland Terrier and who is a big fan of Tigers.
Although the original has been sold, there will be prints available of the portrait once completed. More details will follow soon.
MEDIUM: Coloured Pencils
THE CREATION PROCESS
The Commissionee was more than happy to let me create the final composition once she had chosen the reference image of the Tiger. I knew the best way to place the Tiger would be in water, so using an editing program, I pulled a few sections of other photographs I had in my reference library (from a day out photographing Otters) and roughly placed them on to the one photograph. I know the Artwork will change throughout but the reference is used as a guide - the creation is the fun part!
About Sumatran Tigers....
Conservation Status: Critically Endangered
Where they live: Indonesian Island of Sumatra
Numbers: Fewer than 400 (in the wild)
Size: Males - From 87" upto 100"
Young: 3 - 4 cubs
Threats to their survival: Habitat loss due to agricultural growth, poaching, pray-base depletion and illegal trade primarily for the domestic market.