T38 on White Velour

T38 A Stunning Male Bengal Tiger

By way of getting to know this gorgeous Bengal Tiger I decided to paint him in black and white using White Velour and various shades of grey with white highlights as necessary.  He is already coming to life. Photo reference Dr Chet Trivedy.

Stage 1 image mapped out and the start of the underpainting

Stage 2 more of the underpainting added