Damn Tiger – Revisited

So, 5 previous posts were about a tiger’s head done in watercolors on a huge piece (30″ x 20″) of 300 lb wc paper.  One I tore up, and one had some good bits in it, but overall, neither piece was a keeper.  I’m painting in a new style now, in acrylics, that involves going over the finished piece with thin scribbly black lines (acrylic).  I decided, since I had nothing to lose, to try this technique on the watercolor Damn Tiger; I mean I painted right on top of the existing watercolor piece.  Oh man, it turned out SO WELL!!!

Here’s the original piece, in watercolor.


Here’s the finished piece, overpainted in acrylics.



I LOVE this piece!!  I’ve also done 3 fish in this style, with non-standard colors and black outlining – I think I’ve finally found MY style!

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9 Responses to Damn Tiger – Revisited

  1. Lorna says:

    Lucky me, Cher gave me the “Damn Tiger”, anxious to have it framed and hanging on our wall.

  2. The Favorite One says:

    I realy like it, show us the fish too.

  3. Moe says:

    Don’t fully understand the process but love the outcome. Think it’s great you keep experimenting with different techniques.

  4. Jen says:

    I love how you can paint white acrylic over top, which makes it pop. Also the blending of colours is great and the black squiggly lines are definitely your style.

    • mckitt123 says:

      yeah, the white was the last bit that I added. It was way too bright, so I toned it down with a wash of Payne’s Gray (you can’t tell that from the photo).

  5. Lauren says:

    Hard to believe he is the same tiger. I liked both versions, what you started with and the finale outcome. Do another tiger 🙂 with the wispy jungle background. … Love the eyes

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