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Apr 3, 2013, 1:32:53 PM
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Unexpected Guest by Heatherzart Unexpected Guest by Heatherzart
24" x 36"
Scratchboard and Ink

I used so many different tools to make the rock - mostly steel wool but then I tried lots of other things - cross hatch, scrubbing with a stiff brush, air brush, splattering the board. In the end I couldn't really tell you which technique won out over all but i think I got the general idea of a rock background.

This is Fru Fru who lives at the Rome Zoo in Italy. Though the only keeper I could find didn't speak a lick of english, I got this much - he was born at the zoo and he's 18. This bird landed while I snapped pictures and did a slow pan towards the tiger and then froze. It was great - the bird said - "oh shit!" and the tiger said "I really should eat you but I'm too tired". Then the bird flew away and that was that.

This is a MUCH better file, newly photographed and the colors are more accurate.
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xGhostwriterx Aug 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconeeeeeplz: This is so amazing! You have one taneted soul. :clap:
All these details and realism blows me away. :D
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LyricalDemon May 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
lol.. i like the story behind it:).. not half as much as i love the painting:)... you did an amazing job:)!
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FTSArts May 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice work, this had to have been a labor of love :P
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Emberguard Apr 19, 2013   General Artist
nice, his expression is like "lunch!"
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NamibSeed Apr 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
wow!!![link]
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Magnificent work! Great story!
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taibossigai Apr 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
The rocks look gorgeous. I especially like the one in the center foreground with the cracks.

Your attention to detail is amazing - the fur on his neck is incredible...would be awesome to see this in person. :)
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Andreo360 Apr 13, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Hahaha this is very nice work indeed, but I can't help but laugh at the tiger's expression. Almost as if he's going to pounce at any minute and the bird is teasing the tiger saying, "come at me bro"
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Flying-Spirit Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Holy crap this is amazing! The detail and color work is gorgeous!
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