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Purpletigers
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Published: May 2, 2016
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Working in Watercolour while I was down at my sister's place. 
Admittedly, being cautious with my concepts. As each image I attempted became a little more confident, the complexity of them also dramatically rose. 

I wanted to work with opposing colours, or complimentary colour palettes for the figure. Instead of an orange tiger, I went with purple, and pitted the concept simply- tiger of water, and the fire- either being the breath, or the obstacle- to silhouette the front form and help create the contrast.
I also love using the elements as symbolic contradictions, so it was a comfortable start for me.

Scan not as nearly amazing as original. Honestly, when isn't it ever?

Fore Sale: $30
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Canon
Model
Canon MX720 series Network
Software
Adobe Photoshop CS4 Windows
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musicyoh's avatar
Wow, awesome job! Even as a tiger, which usually creates excitement/danger, is relaxing in this piece. ^w^
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Dreamspirit|Professional General Artist
I love the way you mixed this palette to be so powerful and colorful without simply turning into a "rainbow." I wonder what the tiger is thinking about?
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Tiger is thinking DEFEAT WATER! ;)
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helena-markos|Hobbyist Digital Artist
So pretty and soft! I love the airy feel the watercolor gives this 8)  Also, great shapes.
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tarkheki's avatar
Thank you! I'm still working on it... need more confidence. Practice! :heart:
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gudruna's avatar
wow, really beautiful 
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tarkheki's avatar
Thank you! :heart:
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ondine25|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So beautiful !
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Fox-The-Wandering's avatar
I agree; you just work with color so beautifully! I like how it's so simple yet so complex. The tiger looks so serene yet fierce--a perfect harmony of fire and water. You did such a wonderful job here! :)
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tarkheki's avatar
Thank you! I'm really just trying to gain some confidence and skill with watercolour... always a fearful point for me. So simply concepts are great to approach. :P
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Fox-The-Wandering's avatar
Well, you definitely showed a lot of skill with this piece. I'm looking forward to more! ^^
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Aidan-Gull's avatar
Just amazing work.  You are a master of color.  ^v^
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tarkheki's avatar
THank you! Maybe not master... not YET. XD
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