Saturday, 31 July 2010

A slightly better tiger.

And someone recommended I try quick acrylic paintings. So, here's my first attempt. It'snotverygoodlol.

Friday, 30 July 2010

Thursday, 29 July 2010

It is very evident that I havn't been drawing regually. Daily updates from now on.

Drew tigers because I need to work on animal anatomy for personal interests AND they are relevent for uni project work. Big cats are fantasticly interesting shapes and the muscles in their forearms are pretty incredible.
I was worried that the image I uploaded yesterday communicated hybridism, which whilst an issue in the captive tiger populations, isn't what I want to focus on. I want to focus on the damage that breeding white tigers does to the captive genepool and in turn minimizes the chance of these animals being reintroduced to the wild when they are all gone. And it won't be long before they are all gone. Believe me. Numerous zoos promote the breeding of white tigers for conservation, which is a blatent lie since these animals do not exist in the wild as a species. It would be like breeding pugs for conservation purposes. White tigers attract visitors and bring in money. Awareness will hopefully raise interest in the real orange cats and decrease interest in the sevearly inbred white variation, so that zoos will stop breeding them. Who the hell thinks white tigers look cooler anyway? Soon there will be no wild tigers and no suitable tigers in captivity to replace them with.

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

This looked better in my head. I'm glad I just mocked it up in photoshop before I actually spent any time on it. lol

Going to try making images about the white tiger fraud, again. An awareness campaign, maybe?

Sunday, 11 July 2010

Long time no post! In the USA on holiday at the moment, so preoccupied.

Here's a sculpey Acrocanthosaurus. He has a wire skeleton and a little foil to keep the weight down. Getting the weight balance right so he'd stand was a bit of a nightmare, even with the base! He's kinda small, about 7.5" long if he were stretched out... so that's why he doesn't have too much detail. More scupey sculptures later.