_Year of the Tiger_ is one of the 12 Animal signs of the Chinese Zodiac. In the background is the Chinese character for the Tiger.
This design is optimized for the light-colored clothes and stickers; if you want a dark colored shirt try "this version":/people/stephsmith/t-shirts/5768167-1-year-of-the-tiger-by-stephanie-smith-for-dark-shirts instead.
Tiger people are said to charismatic, dynamic, and passionate. You are probably a Tiger if you were born in 1998, 1986, 1974, 1962, 1950, 1938, or 1926, but double-check the exact dates if your birthday is in mid-January to mid-February because the Lunar New Year is on a different date each year. "Wikipedia's Chinese Zodiac page":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_Zodiac is a good starting point for more information about all of the signs and their meanings.
Drawn with a brush-pen and Pigma Microns on 12x14" bristol paper with digital color. Copyright 2009 Stephanie Smith, contact me for re-use and customization!
This image also available as a "wall art":/people/stephsmith/art/4460499-1-chinese-zodiac-the-tiger and "cards":/people/stephsmith/art/4460473-1-chinese-zodiac-the-tiger-card
Also available on a variety of other gift items in "my Zazzle shop":http://www.zazzle.com/critterwings?rf=238606642659990324 — new items weekly!
And on ornaments and other goodies in my "CafePress shop":http://www.cafepress.com/Critterwings1