19×24 colored pencil on dark gray matboard. Original unavailable and in a private collection.

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Had an idea to try and make the tigers pop and the only thing that came to mind was a dark background. Let me know if you think it was a good idea.

  • Complete 10-25-1999 in 42.36 hours spread over 20 days


bbk01300, big cat, multiple, nature, tiger, wildcat, wildlife

I love what I do and I do what I love.. been drawing for over 60 years now – I hope I’ve got it right.

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    BLYTHARTover 6 years ago

    It is time-wasting to say this is beautiful, because that is obvious to anyone with more than one tenth of a brain :))

    How long do you take to create something as detailed and accurate as this? Have you ever done any tutorials?

  • Never done a tutorial and wouldn’t know how and my average time on a piece is between 20 to 50 hours for one piece.

    – BarbBarcikKeith

  • Brian Towers
    Brian Towersover 6 years ago

    It ‘pops’.

  • carpenter777
    carpenter777over 6 years ago


  • KMorral
    KMorralover 6 years ago

    Vibrant, the dark background certainly works!

  • midnightdreamer
    midnightdreamerover 6 years ago


  • pat oubridge
    pat oubridgeover 6 years ago

    Dynamite Barb…..

  • RCTrotman
    RCTrotmanover 3 years ago

  • Jonathan Bartlett
    Jonathan Bartlettover 3 years ago

    Wow! This is outstanding!

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...over 3 years ago

    19 May 2011 – 1 image per day

  • Deborah Lazarus
    Deborah Lazarusover 3 years ago

    Wow!!! Wonderful work!!!
    Thank you for sharing it with our group!!
    Deb & Patricia, your hosts
    May 25, 2011

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