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Mellow winter by Wursu Mellow winter by Wursu
Running wild and free where you belong - a way to achieve peace and harmony in your soul.

This is a piece of giftart for a really good friend who's also a young and VERY talanted artist: *Khangaki. <3 *hugcuddles* I've been wanting to do something for you for ages (especually since I said I was gonna do you some giftart and send it too you with the velour paper, but then realized I didn't had time to and I didn't wanted you to wait for the papers for too long so all I did was a little watercolour doodle while I actually planned to do something bigger and better xD)

I really really loved working on this. :D I wasn't aiming for loads of detail - I was trying to capture the feeling the photo I used as reference gave me, and the light and the motion and the body-structure of the tiger. Compared to some other works of mine, this doesn't have a lot of fur detail, but there's enough (it would be rather messy if I added more anyway, beeing a full-body shot and all) :3 And I am simply incredibly happy with how it turned out! It looks just excatly as I wanted it to look. I hope you like it as much as I do, Khagi! <3

I used a photoreference for this (since I can't draw a tiger by heart to save my life xD). The program used to do it was Photoshop Elements 3.0, and I used a wacom tablet. I am not sure of how long it took, around 5-8 hours maybe? wild guess xD It was also drawn MUCH bigger than this then rezised. And YES, the background is SUPPOSED to be all blurry and stuff. xD

Character *lessthanthrees*
Art Me (NOT to be re-used, re-submitted, copied, etc etc.)
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Daily Deviation

Given 2006-07-31
This tiger looks like it's having so much fun. Check out this beautiful deviation, Mellow winter by *Wursu. Great stuff! A fine gallery as well, check it out~ ( Featured by britgorlicki )
LEON62 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
gu va fin
Mslokoshow Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oww I'd like so much see that in real life :-(
Ebony-Tiger Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Student General Artist
I love this picture.
Wursu Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
Bromelia94 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Featured: [link] :la:
x-crash Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love <3
ArtByKassie Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2009  Professional General Artist
Featured here [link]
If you'd like it removed, please let me know.
Wursu Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh thanks! :D
catbucky99 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2009
This picture makes me feel infiorior...
*Sits in a corner labled, "Bad artist corner" and pouts.*
mothermultiverse Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2009  Professional Filmographer
That's beautiful!!! :heart:
ArtByKassie Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2009  Professional General Artist
Featured here [link]
If you'd like it removed, please let me know.
waterdesign Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2009
Amazing art! :heart: +fav:
ArtByKassie Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2009  Professional General Artist
:wow: :love: It's beautiful!!!!!!
murckat Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2009
what a joyous image. i love the feelings it conveys, and inspires...
sufined Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2009  Professional General Artist
beautiful :)
AaronMiller Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2009  Professional General Artist
love the expression.
Streaked-Silver Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
absolutely beautiful
musicamode Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009  Student General Artist
Wow! Dude, when i first saw this, I thought it was a photograph! I was thinking "How in the world did they get a picture of a tiger-- OH!"
Anyway, excellent picture!
el-comix Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2009
great work:D
jussta Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Hi there, your fantastic art was featured in Fridaylicious article: [link]
Justa :)
qwertyflib Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2008  Student General Artist
AWWWWW that is soooo cute
pigscanflyweird Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2008
I can't even explain in words how FANTASTIC this artwork really is.


That is all I can say =]
jackufa Featured By Owner May 29, 2008
I thought it was a photo. Amazing!
Raichulove Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2008
This just looks so amazing.
The pose and the shading, very nice.
cycoze Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful !
Athena-Satov Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2008
Beautiful! :D
SlippiThePinvin Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2008
At first I swore it was a photo.
Flameshadow117 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*Jaw drops*

OMG, I really thought this was a photo! Then I read the artist comments and I was like, "Wait, what does she mean reference photo? You need reference photo's for photos? Tablet? No.. no way..." And then I full-sized it and it became apparent that it was a drawing... but an AMAZING ONE!! :D

I love the expression on the tiger's face... its so happy ^_^

And the fur.. its so fluffy! And it looks like its being blown in the wind because he's running.... aaahhh its so good!!!!
FFgirl7 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2008
awww...cute, happy tiger...I love tigers! Awesome job on the fur! :clap:
Liontail Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2008
This looks really awesome!
I thought it was real at first.
SapphirexKitsune Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2008
Woah, I first thought this was a photo. :o
danrad1 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2008
omigosh! this wuz really QT! right when i saw the pic (im listening to the song "take a look through my eyes" by Phil Collins) and the lyric 'dont run' just went by. it was SO QT!

So don't run, don't hide
It will be all right
You'll see, trust me
I'll be there watching over you

Just take a look through my eyes! :D
Pumakitten Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just love the sheer joy on this beauty's face!! Absolutely stunning piece!
1footonthedawn Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2007
I have featured this along with other beautiful tiger art in my new journal. [link]
xgoldenmoonx Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2007
he looks so happy. :)
wardy125 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2007   Photographer
very clever and amazing.
Although the face looks kind of, different. But i guess thats just art and what makes it so cool.
garyfury Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2007
Just wanted to comment here, as tigers are the critter I connect with in spirit, and this work perfectly captured a mood I was having when I first came across it. Thank you for sharing it.
tomvidar Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2007
GREAT WORK!!! Love the feeling of the happy tiger! :D The background is mellow as the title. BEAUTIFUL!
Dhavita Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2007  Student
Ah, completely innocent creature.
westernphilosopher Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2007  Professional Filmographer
Oh wow, this is wonderful! I love the joy you can feel rolling off this tiger... :D
Treyos Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
Now that is one happy kitty. ;)
Winged-cow Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2007
This is fantastic!
I love the colours, and the textures are amazing!
DianaACastle Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
The expression on the tiger's face.... omg.... *doesnt even know what to say to such a beautiful piece*
DarkTiger-ex Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awwww! I love tiger!! Amazing!
Titi-82 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2007   Traditional Artist
Very beautiful. I love his expression, he looks very happy.
KemonoFangs Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2007
This is so beautiful... :)
So amazing, the snow, the colors, the shading, the anatomy... *o* Awesome!
ArasoTesana Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2007
he seems so happy, i love the look on his face
orangeygirl20 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2007
I love this picture!! It's really cool! I used it for inspiration in an art project I had for school!
Doedit Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2007
Featured your work in Photography news here: [link]

In Digital Art news category it is to find here: [link]
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