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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  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

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  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

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  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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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LeWe92 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010
i wish i could draw fur like that...=D
craaazy work!!!!
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Jacklin980 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010  Hobbyist
how can you draw so real O.♥ i cant find words for such talent x____X
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squanpie Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
heheh, thanks!
I believe the answer is something along the lines of too much spare time, and too many maths lessons spent doodling :XD:
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Jacklin980 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010  Hobbyist
xD hihi! ♥
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iduck Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay you finished this :dance: It turned out beautifully! Love the texture and the details *faves*
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squanpie Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks. I'm thinking of doing a few more this size - closeups and such. It's nice to be able to do a drawing in just a few days and not spend so long grinding away getting it done that I hate it by about halfway through :XD:
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iduck Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, in that sense smaller is sometimes better, especially when you have a short attention span :giggle:
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squanpie Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
attention span has to be split between too many things these days - college, applying to uni, music, more music, yet more music, comic (hopefully more news on that one when I actually get the thing going), haven't done much drawing at all recently.

how're things going on the work/home front for you now? calmed down a bit at all?
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iduck Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh you have your own comic too? I'd love to see it! Sounds like you're really busy too!

Uhm, calmed down a little in the sense that the home thing is settling down. And work is getting slower too. I might just take a week off to get a kick-start on the comic, so that'll be great :D
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squanpie Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
well I'll be posting it on another account, but I'll post links when I post the first few pages - hopefully sometime around easter.
well good luck getting things going! I can't wait to see what you're working on :D
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iduck Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome, we can be comic buddies! :slow: :lmao:
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squanpie Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hehe, indeed :lol:
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cyberkit-ekat Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2009
This is amazing, especially the detail of the fur in the right hand side! :heart:
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squanpie Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks :)
ironically that part of the image was one of the easiest. Took longer than most of the rest, but it's just texturing, so once you get into the rhythm of it, it just flows (the way I do it anyway) :XD:
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AzureEcho Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
One word comes to mind: Amazing. The level of realism is so striking, I never thought I'd live to see something as beautiful as this! And the fact that I love tigers doesn't really change that fact:D

I'm curious: How do you draw the lighter strands of fur, like the longer ones above the eye?
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squanpie Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks! tigers are definately awesome :D

in this drawing I simply left them white. I marked out very lightly where they'd go, and erased the marks as I got to drawing that area. I then cleaned up the space with an erasor, and carefully drew up to the edges of where I wanted the lighter hair. I think I then went back anf adjusted the tone slightly in places - after all, they may be very light, but they still need to have form.

I was asked a similar question here: [link] where I explained mroe about other methods as well, if you're interested :)
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AzureEcho Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Indeed:D

Ah, I see! You really need to be nitpicking and careful, since the hairs are so damn thin and all, huh?

Thank you! It's always great to learn new techniques, I'll definitely try all of it out sometime:D
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squanpie Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yup, but then that's the story with anything in this style :D

no problem :) it's nice to be able to pass along what I've learnt :D
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AzureEcho Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
True, true...

:D
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monstarart Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:wow: Amazing Work Girl!!! :boogie: :D
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MonikaKohler Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:faint: Wow, this is a fantastic job. It looks so real. Can't believe that this isn't a foto. Congrats!
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squanpie Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks so much! :)
I just love drawing fur :XD:
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morvandelle Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2009
Great work!! I like it! :heart:
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Cwylldren Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So much detail....
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FrEeKiSHGeEK Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2009  Student General Artist
PFFFFTTTT!!!

Yeah, sure, whatever.

But... can you... eh.. bckjgsdk ;)
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squanpie Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:XD:
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cerulean-skies Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2009  Student Photographer
Damn my comments are getting repetitive :paranoid: LOL

I absolutely adore tigers and it always amazes me looking at the deviations you do - my first thought is always "ooh a photo...no wait :jawdrop:"

Keep up the excellent work =D :glomp:
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squanpie Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
haha, thanks. I certainly intend to do a lot more of these cats - found several good photographers who seem to be ok with people drawing their photos :D
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cerulean-skies Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2009  Student Photographer
8D can't wait to see them! and yeah, its good people are alright with that, though I don't see why they shouldn't be so long as you credit them accordingly =D
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squanpie Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yeah, me too, but I suppose it's personal preference. :|
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cerulean-skies Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2009  Student Photographer
=D yeah
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WizzyWolf Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2009
:shakefish: It just ain't good enough! Do better! Make it 3D! Call yourself an artist??
:D love ya too
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squanpie Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
3D?
I should get into making cakes, then they'd be 3D and edible! :D
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WizzyWolf Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2009
EXACTLY!
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SoLong-AndGoodnight Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is FANTASTIC! it looks real! well done!
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squanpie Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks! I actually really like this one too - working this size is a lot quicker, and I don't have long enough to get fed up of the drawing :XD:
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SoLong-AndGoodnight Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcomes. Yeah, it's awesome :D
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Jacobite1 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Very WELL DONE!!! As always! I went to the youtube vid and gave it 5 stars for ya!!!
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squanpie Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thankyou, and thankyou again! :)
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Jacobite1 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
welcome!
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