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Wanted to try something different, so here is another oldie, Cleo the Weretigress, done up as a tiger lady:

 

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Could have gone a few ways with this mini. There are parts of the sculpt which are clearly feline (face, tail, extremities) but most of the rest seems intended to be human form. This presented a dilemma, as I was unsure painting tiger all over skin-sculpted areas would produce the proper effect. On the other hand, painting those areas in skin tones would preclude the inclusion of tiger stripes.

 

And I really wanted to paint some freehand tiger stripes, y’all.

 

So I split the difference. It’s hard to tell from my awful pics (best available lighting, unfortunately), but I used the red hair triad for fur, basecoating with Carrot Top Red, Auburn Shadow for shadows, and slowly highlighting by layering with increasing amounts of Highlight Orange up to 100% 

 

For skin, I used Scholar Flesh. However, this color always seemed far too pale for my liking, so I mixed in a bit of Carrot Top. The result was a surprisingly neat pinkish tone that I will definitely find use for again somewhere.

 

Her hair is Ginger Cookie with various brown highlights and shades, and white patches of fur are mostly Dragon White over Rainy Grey.

 

This was an experiment with quite a few things outside my comfort zone, so I must ask: does the mid-transformation effect work or no? Are my colors way off? I’m not really satisfied with the color scheme on her face, what would have made it more tiger-like (and anywhere else)? Comments and critiques would be much appreciated.

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Nice job!

 

When painting something animal like or an animal I always look at pics of the real thing.

If you want to improve her face take a look at a Tiger's facial features and see where you can match it more.

All in all it looks pretty good, the transitions are fine if you ask me.

A Tiger is not an easy animal to paint.

 

 

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