Scratchboard (12x12in), Original Sold
Also known as the Amur tiger, the Amur tiger is mostly found in the mountain ranges in Russia. They are critically endangered (due to change of habitat and poaching) and there are are only approximately 500 Amur tigers left in the wild today. As well as continued research to help the decline of the world's biggest cat's, it's important for zoos to carry out research and breeding programmes so these beautiful animals are here for generations to come. You can read more about them at the WWF website
Many thanks to wonderful photographer Steve Tracy, with his reference photo of the rare Amur tiger, Shizuka from Tama Zoo, Tokyo.
Closeup of the detailing, scratched with mostly tattoo needles, a little bit of #11 scalpel and fibreglass brushing. And some inking/paintwork at the end to knock back some of the whiter areas and add in some black whiskers.
(Framed photo to come)
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