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Tiger Lily by Kittenpants Tiger Lily by Kittenpants
Get it? Get it?

:roll: I am such a dork...

It took me nearly as long to scan, stitch, and color-correct this piece than it did to paint it. Oh, how I hate stitching scans. But, now I have a 600dpi file, so prints are available if you're interested! The original is also for sale. :D

Since this version shrunk so much you can't see my signature anymore, I added a watermark.

This is ink, acrylic, and watercolor on 14" x 17" hand-distressed acid-free paper.

I uploaded another image, so you can see the details of the face: [link]
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AnimalAtHeart Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
Alerice Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
I love this! Grew up in WV where tiger lilies just grew wild all over the place.
MandalorianKnight Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
That just looks really amazing, it really pretty.
rigomortisfxstudios Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011
i like this nice work
AshleyLetha Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011
This makes my heart sing. I am jealous of your ability. Tigers are my heart.
tarheel4life Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011
that's like my ideal tattoo!
Arixona Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow,very realistic!
amazing coloring =D
EllyNimphadora Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2009
Featured here :heart:
EllyNimphadora Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2009
woooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooow... :wow:
really amazing :wow: :clap:
storytold Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2007
that's really cool! i love the colours, is it the real colours of the flower??
k2thyme Featured By Owner May 24, 2007  Student General Artist
this is amazing, i love it sooo much
MuseSusan Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2007
Wonderful piece! The tiger is amazing, but I'm most impressed by the way you caught the shine of the lily petals so perfectly!
Kittenpants Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2007  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :D And thanks for the fav!
IdaLarsenArt Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
wow :+favlove:
Kittenpants Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2007  Professional General Artist
Thanks! :D
kayshasiemens Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2006
*drools a whole lot*

God bless you for making the flower ummm...innards (what are they called... pistil/stamen?) part of the design. They make the composition of the whole thing just WORK so beautifully. And as regards scan-stitching: I FEEL YOUR PAIN. *pats your head*
Reggiedreiko Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2006
i lke it a lot!!
the flower is beatifull and the little kity seems angry but great job!!
Chocolate-and-Coffee Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like the wordplay :D
The backround is great. I would say it is "the salt in the soup" or something. :D :laughing: The rest is just kicking asses :clap:
realityhelix Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, yeah, I get it.

So this is the painting you wanted so much to show us? I can see why, it is superb.
Kittenpants Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2006  Professional General Artist
Yup, this is my shiny. :D

Thanks! :frolic:
MicroFish Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2006
Seriously, the texture of that paper rocks, and the tigerlilly rocks. You recreated the flower and tiger pretty darn realistically, so I get a good contrast of realism and imagination from the hazy effect the paper adds. Nice piece.
Kittenpants Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2006  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :dance:

I love using this paper. I'm too cheap to buy actual parchment, so I beat the crap out of regular paper on the floor of my studio. I take big ol' sheets of acid-free drawing paper, and put it through multiple watercolor washes, salt distressing, etc. to get it to look like this.

It makes a huge mess, but it's a great way to relieve stress. :D
dramaticaddict Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2006
I love the pun, and it is so pretty. Its hard to believe that thats done with watercolor pencils, that rocks alot. I teally love all of the hand distressed paper you use, and this one has a great background.
Kittenpants Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2006  Professional General Artist
Thanks, hon! :hug:
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