OK I think I've mastered domestic cats so I moved on to the big cats! I always have trouble with tigers in particular. They have such a round broad face and such thick neck and fore limbs, -the better to eat your antelope with my dear-, that despite my best efforts I like to slenderize them and "fix" the "problem"... and end up wondering why none of my tigers look like tigers! DUH tigers are thick and muscular! Duuuuuuuur! >:3
but anyhoo these are motion and pose studies of Tigers. Each picture was done in about 8-10 minutes (10 minutes a tiger to those of you keeping count) and the whole thing took me about an hour and a half give or take some.... mostly give >.>;
Done on my trusty wacom Bamboo tablet in Photoshop CS2
Ms Chameleon ( First of the year I think I finally solved the puzzle of how to draw her. It's a combination of things that made her so difficult to paint; at least for me. I can draw her from certain views outa my head. Head type memorized.
This happened during the Sirenia Mermaid photoshoot for JoEllen Elam (aka Lillyxandra) & Firefly-path.net...I was sitting up on this rock singing the Part of Your World reprise from Disney's The Little Mermaid, and out of nowhere, this hummingbird zipped right over to me and hovered there in front of my face to listen! I was so shocked I started giggling and I think that's what scared the poor little guy away.
...but here it is, proof that a princess's voice does indeed call forest friends to her side!
I kid you not, this has happened before during other Princess photo shoots and events...squirrels with Snow White, a big egret during my Ariel day dress shoot, and a whole family of ducks during Cinderella and Fairy Godmother...but this is the first time it's ever been caught on video! (I think Jenny was doing the video when this happened-so thank you Jenny for catching this!)