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October 9, 2010
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Better Light
Model Super6k
Shutter Speed
1/24 second
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Jul 24, 2013, 3:48:48 PM
Adobe Photoshop Elements 11.0 Macintosh
Emerging by Heatherzart Emerging by Heatherzart
36" x 24"
Scratchboard and Ink

The client asked for a tiger coming out of the dark and he wanted him to be menacing - snarling even. You see he was in Vietnam and he said tigers were the thing that scared him the most when he was in the jungle at night. He wanted a picture to remind himself of that terrible beautiful creature that haunted his dreams....... tall order, right?? We settled on this pose since I didn't have any snarling references and I think he was happy in the end.

Got my tiger back from the client last week and had a professional photo taken of it. Now I can offer prints here and through my website. I have four maybe five more to collect and then I'm all caught up. Time consuming and expensive project!
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Just like all of your other sratchart workes, fantastic detail and composition. I really love the colors and I agree, it can be hard to do and phtograph. I must say though you photograph your scratchart well - much better than I can!

The pose is really nice and I love his eyes and the lighting. The only thing that stands out too much for me is the leg that is out in front, I think it might be the shap. It's hard to tell, but my eyes go there when I'm not looking at his wonderful eyes! You always seem to do well with eyes, they are never flat and dull.
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Brillano2008 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very impressive details,especially the hairs
AliceKiokami Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist
I like it is so beautifull <3
acrylicwildlife Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013
Dramatic artwork, very well done.
CindysArt Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Very beautiful work! :love:
AguaRush11 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
would you ever consider showing works in progress like progress shots of your work??
im just so curious how you get the colors in the scratch board! 
Heatherzart Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm working on a video where I can time lapse the whole process - it's difficult figuring out the camera mount and work space and all that.  I do have four stages of the lynx I just did - maybe I can put them together in one image.
AguaRush11 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
no worries! id love to see it! but take your time! sometimes technology doesnt cooperate :) 
Heatherzart Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I just posted the lynx WIPs
AguaRush11 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i saw! thank you they are beautiful!
ashigaru Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Professional General Artist
Oh, I'm such a big fan of tigers! He does look quite "on the hunt" in this! I'm sure it'll wind up being one of your most popular prints!
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