Thursday, May 14, 2009

TigerTake 2

Actual colors on this one are less grey, it has a nice range of secondary and tertiary tones.

Had another go at the tiger after doing some cutting and tinkering. I'm getting closer, the tail needs a bit more work and the face too. I am doing two passes on the body to get the color and this seems to be compromising the registration on the eyes and elsewhere.  Tried some different background approaches, the colors are a bit brighter than what seems to showing on my screen....The more light parts on Mr. Tiger seems to be better and his foot no longer bothers me unless I fixate on it. I bring these proofs to my "client" today and see what he thinks. 


Trying just blue in the background with more lighter bits on the tiger

Once again the actual purple is brighter, the paint bottle said Magenta!


11 comments:

Fez and the Gang said...

We like the back leg, and the blue background! Makes Mr. Tiger really POP!

ilex said...

Love them all, but I especially like the all-blue background- it glows against the bright orange critter. Then again, the top one with its blue-fading-to-purple combined background is lovely, too... *sigh* An art director, I am not.

PJ said...

Looking at it photographically I wouldn't expect the light to fall evenly so maybe if the shadow on the legs was more asymmetrical...but, you're the artist so I don't know if that's a concern. It's great that you have a client. I wish I could be more of a help.

PJ said...

Financially.

Annette F. Tait said...

love the top background - the blue to purple, and the white on the tiger looks good too!
Like the subdued grass too!

M.Kate said...

Nice ones Diana, I like them both.

Rabbits' Guy said...

I just finished reading the book "Outliers". One of the concepts is that people who are really good at what they do have put in at least 10,000 hours. You must be getting awful close ... it's a great piece of work.

Interesting to see the detail when I blow up the picture....

YowlYY said...

My favourite is the one with the blue background too - such an improvement from the first attempt!
Perseverance is a virtue, you have it!

tlc illustration said...

I like the gradients of the first background. Adds depth I think.

I have missed the buns. Nice to get my furry spotted fix.

(And thanks, I too lots of arnica - before and after. Still taking the bio-anti-inflammatories. Next week - return to acupuncture!)

thefluffies said...

Wow.. great job! I like both.

furrybutts said...

Lovely! I like the one with the blue background, there's more contrast with the trees and the tiger. The lighter shades on the tiger is great!