The client asked very simply for a painting of a tiger and then later when discussing backgrounds they supplied some pictures of the Sundarbans forest in Bangladesh. I supplied nine different sketches for the tiger to move forward with and as you can see, he chose number three and I worked the background in when I made a full sketch but I ended up changing it slightly while I was actually painting.
And here's the finished painting with matte varnish:
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I had the pleasure of working with Snippets Magazine to feature in their June 2021 issue.
Sadly life got in the way and I couldn't complete my piece in time to enter it but I finished it off anyway.