The Birth of the “Tiger Within” (temporary name of course)

Sketch 1 Stipple 1 Stipple 2 Stipple 3 Stipple 4 Stipple 5 Stipple 6 Stipple 7 Stipple 8 Stipple 9 Stipple 10

…..This is the progression of a Tiger, from the sketch in, to the Stippling for contrast. Once I complete the primary stippling, I’m going to erase the sketch work, make it “pop” if you will.

Please offer your experience, suggestions, critique’s.

Up to the most recent photo, I’ve got about 14 hours in just on the Stippling alone.
I was going to post this upon completion, but I’ve seen others post work of theirs and I think people should see how the work progresses, from conception to completion. How long it takes, what steps are taken to get to the finished piece.

Let me know what you think.

I want to thank you all in advance for your feedback. Until then……

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“How The Years Have Gone By”

As kids sitting in the classroom,

The days seemed to last forever,

The school year couldn’t be longer,

Ready to make that run to the river

Turning sixteen seemed so far,

Independence and freedom,

A driver’s license and then a car

Growing and not having a choice,

Becoming an adult at eighteen,

Finally I’ll have my voice

Living on the brink,

It would surely be fun,

To go out and drink,

If only to be twenty one

How the years have gone by,

Now I’m the parent,

Of the apple of my eye