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11-17-2015, 03:25 PM
I'm working on a new pencil drawing. This is a screenshot of my preliminary sketch. I traced just the most basic outline to get the proportions right; the rest will be drawn freehand. Enjoy! :)


~ Scribbles

11-17-2015, 05:18 PM
And here's my start, roughly blocking in the head of the first tiger. I have a long way to go! :)


11-17-2015, 10:41 PM
The head is roughly sketched in. :)


01-17-2016, 05:38 PM
Very Cute

03-09-2016, 03:25 AM
It's been a while since I worked on this, so here's a little update. I'm having fun making this tiger cuter and fuzzier than the original reference photo, though I have a long way to go on the fur and developing the form. I'm not trying to duplicate the stripes exactly because I think it gives the drawing more personality to caricaturize it a little bit, and emphasize the young age and playfulness of the tiger. I've only just begun to develop the fur along his back and shoulder, so that's not final yet. Not sure how I will portray his "victim" yet. Enjoy! :)


Robin Slee
06-24-2016, 04:36 AM
This looks great, and very detailed too. Did you manage to revisit it and finish?

06-24-2016, 05:06 PM
Very skilful work. My 12mo kitties play like that.

D Akey
06-25-2016, 03:34 AM
I think that's one of the pitfalls of doing really laboriously tight work, is that it gets boring to pay all that attention to small detail. It becomes more of a job than a joy. The beautiful results are inarguable. What you have going here is stunning. But if it's this difficult to move forward, it's not ringing your bell, as it were.

It's a shame too because it is so skillfully done. But some people have a personality that likes to just get in there and go to town, along the lines of doing fine needlework. While other painters like to focus on making their statement in a burst of enthusiasm, which once spent, they move on to the next painting. And there's everything in between.

So this one seems to be testing your tolerances which is invaluable for finding your style as an artist.

Great looking piece so far though. There's no mistaking how fine the workmanship is.

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07-15-2016, 09:00 PM
This looks great!

08-09-2016, 04:04 PM
It doesn't test my tolerance. I love fine detail stuff! Lots of my needlework projects take literally years, and I can spend months working on a single drawing without getting bored (I'm autistic with Aspergers' syndrome, which helps lol). I do need to get back to working on this, I just have so many projects going sometimes that I need to rotate them. I'm also a pianist (classical and with my church band), so I spend a lot of time studying music, which takes time away from my art. But I enjoy it all! And my projects always end up getting finished eventually. I'm sort of a chaotic mess lol. :)

~ Scribbles

Ava Jarvis
10-09-2016, 04:32 PM
Looks gorgeous.

I have yet to work on a bigger piece that has loooots of detail, but I seem to have a lot of patience when hatching in large areas (pen control practice). I actually kinda like switching between large sweeping strokes and then doing tiny fine detail work, and it's a pretty good time to listen to a soundtrack for me.