I have some lovely pictures of tigers I took at Marwell Zoo a few years ago and I have had several false starts in painting them, never happy with the way it was going and given up long before completion. I have kept them and hope one day to rework them but it seems to have given me a bit of a mental block on tigers. However, here I go again and so far I am a little happier with this one probably because I am using my favoured support, Pastelmat. I have done a rough underpainting in CP to highlight the main areas of colour and have started putting in the face detail. The tiger is lapping at the waters edge and I will need to invent a scene. Fortunately being a close up there isn't a lot of background required.