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Eye of the Tiger by squanpie Eye of the Tiger by squanpie
Drawing referenced from one of *HeWhoWalksWithTigers's photos [link]

This guy has done some incredible stuff for wildlife and the environment - you may have heard about the competition he was running a while back to help snow leopards, (and you may know how much I admire those cats ;) ) but now is your chance to help him out in a comptetion of his own.
:bulletblue: Simply watch this video [link]
:bulletred: Then, those of you with youtube accounts, rate it five to help him out
:bulletgreen: If you don't have a youtube account, then you can always make one... :)
:bulletwhite: read the news article [link] if you want to find out more, and remember to take a look at his photos :)

we can do it guys!

Drawn mostly with 2B, B, and HB mechanical pencils, and 2H and 4H pencils. Q-tips used for blending, and I also used a kneadable erasor to bring out some of the highlights. No indenting used in this one.
Drawn on A6 paper, so what you see on the screen is pretty much actual size. It took me about a week to do.

And yes, sorry for the slightly cheesy title - I'm saving 'Tyger, Tyger' for another one I hope to do in the future (if *HeWhoWalksWithTigers lets me use his wonderful photos again... :D)

entering this into *dsoden's contest [link]
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MowenDesigns Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You are ridiculously good at these pencil drawings! I do not have the patience (or skill) for this kind've art. xD
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squanpie Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013

haha, me neither anymore :P

half of these are from when I was at school and could just draw in lessons and teachers didn't care as long as I got the grades. Nowadays I actually have to work in (and out of) lectures and only get to draw in those rare weeks after exams and before the next pile of work hits me in the face. It's one of the reasons I really like things like FC since it forces me to not get bogged down in detail, and gives me an excuse to put each drawing aside after a couple of weeks and not feel bad because I could have done more work on it.

I must admit I do tend towards being a bit of a perfectionist(/completionist) with most things - especially drawings and video games!

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punxnotdead309 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
I dont even know how that could be possible with that fur detailing. Incredible work, really!
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squanpie Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013

haha, too much spare time I suppose:P

thanks a lot :D

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costage Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Uau!!! great job.
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sohaib95 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
omg !!! nice job ..... you can see my drawing [link]
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uglybug Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010  Professional Photographer
This is actually incredible. Can't quite believe its not a photo! You're seriously talented :]
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squanpie Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011
wow, thanks :)
you have some really pretty photos by the way. don't think I could ever commit to something as big as your 365 project :O
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uglybug Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Professional Photographer
You're welcome! Thank you :heart: It can be difficult but it really is worth doing! I didn't realise how fulfilling it can be :]
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Beef-Stock Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010
Very nice :D
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