Colours used: vandyke Brown, raw sienna, burnt sienna, ultramarine blue. This is not a quick and easy project it's important to draw carefully and soften all edges.
Draw the tiger with all the patterns on his fur.
Wet the whole of the tiger with clean water and drop in a mixture of raw and burnt sienna dabbing out the white areas. It is important that there are no sharp lines in order to give the impression of fur .
continue to add in yellow + red to darken
some areas. Leave some white areas.
Make sure there is no line
where the white blends to the orange.
Add a little vandyke brown to add a
Start adding the stripes with vandyke
brown, work carefully, softening the
edges of each stripe
Continue working on the body stripes
with the same colour and technique.
The eyes are a mixture of raw sienna
and ultramarine. Drag out fine lines
with a rigger to show fur. Consider
which way the fur is lying! The nose is a
little pink add a really dilute madder lake
The tiger should really go on a dark
background. (I'm plucking up the courage!)