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The Mosaic Tiger by Shadow-Wolf The Mosaic Tiger by Shadow-Wolf
This commission is for the wonderful Christa Kinde, a talented fantasy author with a wild imagination. Since the first commission Iíve done for her ( [link] ), Iíve explored her writing and love what Iíve seen. I encourage you all to read her works so you can find out what these illustrations are about!

[link]

This illustration was a lot more of a challenge than I anticipated. Perhaps due to concentrated sections of high detail, like the leafy vines and the spotted stripes on the tiger. The tiger (named Graven) is a complex working of magic stone brought to life by a master of this art. Each ďspotĒ in his stripes represents a single magic stone worked into the overall light grey stone of his body. Though made of stone he feels like a living breathing tiger; muscle, fur, and all! He is pictured here with his friend Tupper, who is a servant to the master sculptor who created Graven.

Here are some work in progress posts I made on my Tumblr during the course of this painting.
WIP post 1 - [link]
WIP post 2 - [link]
WIP post 3 - [link]
WIP post 4 - [link]

34 hours 45 minutes in Photoshop with an Intuos 3 tablet
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catangeltitan Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
LOVE THE BACKGROUND.
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renosneasel Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
duuuuude....
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SnapCentino Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful. A work of art. a masterpiece, wonder given shape. Needless to say, I love it.
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THEKIDWITHAKNIFE Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Student General Artist
Chicken!!!
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This is absolutely stunning! :heart: :iconloveloveplz:
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Aldric-Cheylan Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love a lot the composition and angle of the illustration. This is very beautiful and the colouring is just wonderful !
I like a lot the way the guy is touching this giant feline, it is somehow very friendly and lovely. Very beautiful !
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WOW300cows Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Student General Artist
so beautiful!
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Forest-Soul Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
Stunning! Love it.
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pegazus14 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
i know you would not like this comment but i think the tiger is lover than your talent,

but i also have to say i have never seen things as beauty as your sun and clouds :D
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