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Midnight Savannah by DolphyDolphiana Midnight Savannah by DolphyDolphiana
Dolphy as a tiger in a boring pose again since I only needed something for messing around with a new colouring style.
I was so inspired by `s artwork that I tried drawing realistic fur.Well, I emphasize the "I tried". ^^;
Please don`t compare this pathetic picture to her masterpieces, īcause I`m no where as good as her and it would be plain embarassing. XD
There`s still so much wrong with this pic.My big cats always turn out more cartoony than I want them to be and I know that tigers don`t live in the savannah but...this is just a picture, don`t take it too serious. ;)

Photoshop 7.0.

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Akssel Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Wow this is so cool!
Love it-good art work Dolphy!
icarus-descends Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011  Student
this is tooooooooooooo beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Renegade-Samurai Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
IcedMoonlight Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2008
Oooooh, I like this! it reminds me of a Schimmel painting. :) :+fav:
Hidavalentinwar Featured By Owner May 29, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOOOOOOOOVE <33333333333333333333
AnTheilo Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2008  Student Digital Artist
So..prettyBeautifulGogeous and so much more!
LVOE it!
gelertyfun4every1 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy Crap!!!!!

I love it! Its so adorable!!!!!!!!!

Emphasise on the 'adorable'.
537405 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2008   Writer
Wow that is so cute!! She has a beautiful facial design, look at that! I want to hug her. Or him? I want to hug it, I don't care.
LunarFang Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2007  Student Writer
THIS WAS AWESOME!!! How dare you say that you aren't good with realistic fur! I, for one, say that this is the best REAL tiger picture of Dolphy I've seen thus far. And I'll be danged if you say this isn't a work of art. But this coming from someone who's 15 years old and just got off of drawing stick figures. I can barely draw anime faces let alone anime bodies. But I still say this is the best real tiger drawing of Dolphy I've seen.
Terri-Hana Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2007
*adding to favourites*

I LOVE it :love:
YoroichiCat Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2007
Oh Gott.
Ihr Fell, sieht so weich aus, und all diese Schattierungen,
hui das sieht sooo toll aus, und die Augen erst.
Ich bin einfach Baff.
So ein tolles bild.
Pelllet Featured By Owner May 10, 2007
Love it! Really it looks fantastic!
macanhao Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2007
Congrats! it's amazing. :clap:
Lycaniclordess Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2007
*Pets* So pretty! You draw so well!
phoenixkairi9 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2006
Gorgeous! Her fur looks so soft. =D
SweatPea87 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2006
The white and the gray colors work so well together in this pic... luv the scenery... so pretty!
teufel-unicorn Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2006
Wow, thatīs amazing! You do realistic fur great! :+fav:
Uncaged Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2006  Professional Photographer
pretty, I like the dolphins in between the eyes. very original.
HiveQueen Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2006
The background is just perfectly dreamy. The fur does look really good, after one or two more tries Im sure youd have it looking great.
Sukesha-Ray Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2006  Student Digital Artist
lugiadragon Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2006
I buy this
DCypher03 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2006
love it... an absolute :+fav: for me...
deadboyspoem Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2006
How cute isn't this. :+favlove:
MariZka-san Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2006   Traditional Artist
Beautyful colors. I like it. Eyes ymm so cute
kidofburden Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2006
I think you did an excellent job. The picture has a very realistic feel to it the the shading is wonderful, Now, tell me more about this Dolphy. :?
Libis Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
the hair looks nice and silky. the background is very pretty too
muui Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2005
beautiful <3
Intertwined-Destiny Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:glomp: very good though! :hug: love it! favie!
Synoda Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2005
wow, well it's really good if i might add. I love the way the fur just flows!
greyanimebeast Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i totaly love the background
tiggerdillon Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2005   Writer
THis is great I love tigers
Chazar Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2005
Nah! That's awsome.... Wery nice exspression. Colloring is wery nice too. :)
draqulyn Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2005
:hugs: oh my gosh... this is just awesome. She looks so pretty. I wish i could draw as good as you. I'm still working on my style of drawing and it's not going to well. Love the pic. *snatches and runs away* MINE!!!!

*stops a block away, hugs the pic then brings it back* I can't steal this from someone as good as you...
Villa-Chinchilla Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
bubbalotl Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2005
wow this is gorgeous! I like everything, the fur, the lighting, the colours.. its composed so well.
cooliologyer Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2005
theawkwardstage Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2005
God, that's beautiful. The lighting and the colouring and the fur and just... it's amazing. I love it.

I'm no artist (you can look at all of my little five year old-esque drawings to prove it!) but since you were talking about it, I thought I'd put in my two cents, if that's okay. I think that a lot of the cartoon look in your drawings (though still AMAZING) comes from the eyes. They're very large in proportion to the head, which is more of a cartoon thing than anything else.

But like I said-- AMAZING. Favourites list, definitely!
DragonessDeanna Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
X3 perdy!!~
noodle-soup Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2005  Hobbyist Writer
that turned out sooooo good! i love, instant fav!!
Kriiz Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2005
This is really a spectacular picture. The coloring is amazingly realistic and no, it's not that boring of a pose.

When I began attempting realism, all of my humans looked too cartoony as well. I struggled and learned for months, and now they look better. What I suggest to you is to concentrate on proportions. Real tigers have smaller eyes and larger muzzles than Dolphy does in this pic. It's not surprising that people draw tigers with large eyes though, since the eyes are the most alluring part of the animal...

Fabulous artwork, you will be watched. Keep it up! <3
Kaze-Kuroki Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*pets* Pretty Kitty ^_^ *glomps happily* Very Pretty Kitty!
Kyarachan Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2005
Awwwwwwwwww. Cute kitty!
Lady-Hawk Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2005
Kinda different style, I really like it. Tis beautiful, great work. ^^
Firretayl Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think you did great with the fur :)
Janeckb Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2005
Awesome! I love the background. It looks great, especially for your first time doing realistic fur. Just keep playing around till it works for you.
Ganthar Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2005   Traditional Artist
wow it looks so soft and cuddly^.^
i really love the eyes and the savannah backround. o and the twinkliness of the stars. very beautiful!
Silverwick Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2005
Congratulations! This got on the front page on Today's Prints! :D :D :D :D
arandrahe Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2005  Student
Wow, that's beautiful! Waaaay better than my lame attempt at semi-realism. I love those extra markings too. Very beautiful. :D
Starhorse Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2005  Professional General Artist
Hey, congrats on making prints of the day! It's certainly deserving!
adiaga Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2005
great work. Very nice drawing
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