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My first wildlife WIP - Tigers eyes

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Your opinion on the fur colouring.

Too dark
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Just right!
Too light
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Too flat overall - needs more highlights and shadows
Total votes : 5

My first wildlife WIP - Tigers eyes

Postby DIZZLE » Thu May 17, 2007 8:26 am

Hi guys and gals

This is a piece of wildlife art I'm working on at the moment. The idea is that I can enter it into the local Zoo exhibition later this year. Not only is this the first time I have done any wildlife art, but it'll also be my first art exhibit, so I'm quite exciled and anxcious.

This is as far as I have gotten today. I have designed the fur to be very
multi-tonal but at the moment it's too much so I'm in the process of lightening it up alittle. There is still a litte way the go but it's looking good so far. For my first piece anyway!

The eyes.....Yes the eyes are traditionally the first part of the painting to be completed. However! I have a very big fear of painting them :( It's the part of the painting that I am most nervous about, but I am getting there and every now and then I get
ave enough to ad another layer of undercolour to them. Soon there'll be nothing left to do and I will have to tackle them :roll:

Thanks for looking
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Postby Singular » Thu May 17, 2007 4:55 pm

Hi Diz,
I think the color of the fur is very good. There's a nice contrast. Is this the entire image or is it cropped?
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Postby DIZZLE » Sat May 19, 2007 3:18 pm

Thank you :)

The Image itself is slightly cropped. This was as much as I could show and still get good quality on the fur as my camera isn't that special. The overal picture is a little wider, you can see all of the eyes, but the height is the same. so it's just his gaze!

Postby johnwalkeasy » Sat May 19, 2007 9:30 pm

Kinda hard to comment on a work in progress. I would say the fur ( the dark part) is right. It.s looks a little dark at frist. But the viewers eyes ajust. Perhaps the reason for this is the light part could be a little to light. When one remenbers the image it seams to be a little dark( the dark part).
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Postby Tina » Sun May 20, 2007 10:07 am

Hi! I think your painting is just right! I also paint wildlife and I use very unconventional colors, a combination of realism and abstract. Tina :D
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