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Tiger - Bic Ballpoint Pen by VianaArts Tiger - Bic Ballpoint Pen by VianaArts
Tiger - Bic Ballpoint Pen on paper.

The Sumatran tiger (Panthera tigris sumatrae) is a tiger subspecies that inhabits the Indonesian island of Sumatra and has been classified as critically endangered by IUCN in 2008.
I always wanted to draw a tiger, I love felines and decided to draw my first tiger ever, i hope you like it. This one is wild, that's why i love it. Big felines are not meant for zoos.

Took aprox. 20 hours to finish.

The original size is about 90% of an A4 paper sheet (Letter size in USA).

Any questions feel free to ask!

Thank you.

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I'll just start by saying well done this truly is a magnificent piece of work and you should be very proud of how you have encapsulated an almost flawless realistic representation of a specific image. I will also congratulate you on how you have done so much with such a small media, not a lot of people can create such a distinct image using only a ball point pen. There are probably only two things I could say about this coming from a very critical perspective.

The first is the whiskers. Be VERY careful and choosey of the position and dynamism of the whiskers as they can have a very hard impact on the whole balance of the artwork. Be sure the whiskers blend in with the whole feline articulation and try to avoid any that will stand out as odd. Overall you have done a very good job of this.

The second is the perspective coming off the image of the tiger the artwork. Noticing many of your other beautiful masterpieces, I feel this one may have lacked a tiny bit in terms of what basis we are viewing the image of the tiger. Maybe have the same positioning of the tiger's head but instead with its eyes looking downwards or at eye-level at its viewer. I think perhaps if you spent just a little bit more time deciding on the perspective that this would have been so close to perfect it would have gotten full stars.

You may think what my opinion is a bit harsh, but always know every artwork is never perfect. And just to clarify, this as well as your other works are magnificent, I believe your practice is unique and should never stop at what you do.
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You keep amazing me, Samuel. It's not easy to find Artists like you and it's always a pleasure to have the opportunity to admire such a high-quality work.
I was astonished by your incredible skill since the first time I saw your previous drawings. There is no doubt that the realism is your strong point. Your attention to details and the accuracy in rendering "every single hair" of this incredibly beauteous animal, is astonishing.
There was a time when Realism was the aim of every Artist... a time when you would have been called "Master" and many young boys would have came to your door, wanting to learn your technique and "stealing" it from you while admiring your working process. :)
However, what I find to be even more incredible, is the materials you use... you're a wizard of the ballpoint pens! I still can't understand how you can reach such a high level with just (I have to underline it) "simple" pens. . As I always say, with dedication and passion great results can be reached.
My friend, I am grateful for being able to admire your Art and I thank you for sharing your marvellous creations with us. I have no doubt, and that makes me happy, that you will keep creating always better (if that's even possible) masterpieces, and I'll be waiting to see them with pleasure.
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