Tiger Process: Attack!

I think I may be leaning towards an actual moment-of-impact action shot for my final design. Here are a few practice studies. Two are just feeding, but one is the first contact feel the final may have. I want the final tiger to be just as big as the bull.

I recently discovered this scary tiger video on YouTube. This tiger leaps several meters into the air and sinks his teeth into a man’s arm. This man was sitting on top of an elephant. I am glad I wasn’t that man on that day. Awesome display of power:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQy-FQtKoGo

Edited: September 8th, 2009

Tiger process 10

I’m not sure how many tigers I have drawn in the past month, so I will just call this number ten. I think I am getting closer to where I want to be with my understanding of visually representing tigers. The final version may be something like this, with face licking, meat knawing and more blood.

I am not really happy with this exact one, in fact it may be one of the worst drawings I have done in a looong time, because the perspective is soooo off. It is only something that can be corrected with more practice. I like the face ok (althought the nose is too short and the eayes to far apart…) but I can work from it.

Edited: September 2nd, 2009

Next year: the year of the Tiger!

Next year is the year of the Tiger! Being the first year that I will have a full-fledged predator to work with, I plan to make this the goriest (is that a word?) new years card ever. I really haven’t drawn a tiger since high school so I am doing a lot of case studies from pictures that I have found on the internet (no time to go to the zoo!).

Edited: September 1st, 2009