HI! I just wanted to share some pictures with you all. I just designed SERGIE the Siberain Tiger. He is 17" tall made from short white German mohair.
He started out completely WHITE. I had a blast airbrushing him from head to toe. He does not feel airbrushed at all. All you can feel is is soft fuzzy mohair. His feet have needle felted white upper toes and upper eyelids, and the bottom of his pads are felted in black.
He is layered in for colors in this order: yellow ocre, burnt sienna, umber, and black.
No templates or masking was used. He is all done freehand. This shows how much detail you can get from a commercial airbrush. I used my single action Badger. I would have used my favoite paasche but I wanted to use a brand new fine tip for the fine detail and the only new tip I had on hand was for my Badger Airbrush.
The photos done really show his green/gold eyes.
I posted him in needle felting and the showcase..if this is too much I will take them down...don't want to be a picture hog.
Thank you verymuch everyone.
Yes I did study photos of tigers...about seven differnt pictures. All Siberain tigers. These magnificant creatures have always captured my attention. They look painted in real life.
Tigers have always been a favorite subject of mine for drawing , painting , and airbrush painting for many many years. God has created some beautiful animals but I think that when he created the tiger he was feeling extra creative that day.
Judi he is awsome ! I surely would enter him for one or more of the awards ...no question about that !
Love those felted tootsies, eye lids and all of it ! Fabulous creative ability you have , I know it takes years to develope but its really fun work and play all at once.
Someone has a quote on their web site I like " Do what you love and you will never have to work again " We all know what this really means...not that you will not work... but that when you do the work you love, it is so enjoyable and more than likely it will sell !
The Siberian and Bengal tiger are my favorites, I love the wolf too ....beautiful creatures.......Winney
I was going to say just what Winney said... or is it Loretta? Anyway... she beat me to it! I must say that I think this guy would be a no brainer for an award! The photos are stunning as well Judi! Oh... if you don't enter this guy, I'm breaking into your house and entering him for you!
Beary truly ours,
Wild Thyme Originals
This Tigger is just gorrrrrggggeous Judi -
someone i know owns a private zoo, 'Paradise Park' in Britain - they had leopard cubs born there not long ago, but i never took up the offer to go and meet them - will you be doing any leopards Judi? I love their spots and i bet you'd do a great job with that airbrush of yours.
Judi, our 'Sistine Ceiling of the Airbrush' Artist
Please, be a picture hog (not) so that everyone can see him. He is wonderful
Tell me you aren't selling him......
ok that's dumb, because YOU can always make another one.....I guess I was thinking if you sold him he would dissappear from here and we would never see him again.....
Selll, if you must, but honey he is so fantastic!
Knock me sideways and watch out for the dust! Phew! Judi you've done it again you wonderfully clever girl. Boy oh boy do I wish I had your talent Judi. Your tiger is absolutely fantastic. He's areal show piece. Do take the advice to enter him into competitions as I believe he is a sure winner. I must take lessons on airbrushing ...now see what you've done...you've just solved my husband's yearly problem of what to buy me for Christmas. :D
Hey girls aren't we lucky to have such a talented lady here with us all...well lots of talented ladies really , but you know what I mean.
The photos are wonderful thanks for sharing.
Going green with envy now.....