watchful and alert...

watchful and alert... - student project

What an amazing project to have tried - wow!

Not sure if I have approached it 100% correctly, but I'm rather happy with the end result, it kind of just created itself - I would have never thought I'd end up with a Japanese influence for my tiger ;-)

So the process:

I worked mostly with this image (focused around the eyes and overall feel)

watchful and alert... - image 1 - student project

My rather rough drawing:

watchful and alert... - image 2 - student project

Whilst not entirely symmetrical (and over-embellished) it did provide me with the necessary angles and lines I needed to start building my tiger.

watchful and alert... - image 3 - student project

The circles around the mouth gave me a great idea (shape) to use for the top and beard - my Japanese (half-moons) style/influence.  I immediately gravitated towards the above colour scheme - teal was just the ticket...

watchful and alert... - image 4 - student project

but soon settled on the following colours instead.  More harmony, I felt...

watchful and alert... - image 5 - student project

I settled for one of Adobe's dotted patterns instead - I think it worked rather well for my handsome old tiger :)

I thoroughly enjoyed the creative process throughout - thank you!