Siberian Tiger

Tyger Tyger, burning bright,

In the forests of the night;

What immortal hand or eye,

Could frame thy fearful symmetry? 

- William Blake

 

I was never happy with my first attempt at a Siberian Tiger. As a matter of fact, I am never totally happy with any of my work - but I digress. My first tiger was loosely based on several stock photos, and in the end my research was inadequate in many ways. I also applied the stripes using my imagination and sense of what it should look like, that it wasn't until I was done that I realized they were too evenly spaced and dense compared to actual tiger stripes. With 2.0, I based my sculpture on just (2) Getty stock photos of Siberian (Amur) tigers in the snow: one for the overall pose, and the other for the details of the head. I also searched for several months for glazes of the right shade, but decided that I'd rather give it my best shot at acrylic paint. My thanks again to the Ceramic Art Studio and Shop. (And yes, there will be a version 3.0 at some point, as well as a 2.0 of the White Tiger.)

 

Siberian Tiger

 

Siberian Tiger

 

Siberian Tiger

 

Siberian Tiger

 

Siberian Tiger

 

Siberian Tiger

 

Siberian Tiger

 

Siberian Tiger

Wet clay model

 

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