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The old king by Heliocyan The old king by Heliocyan
This is Bandar, he is an old fellow - lost a tooth :)

He's a wild one, living in India's nature reserve Bandhavgarh. He was born in 1997, so he is pretty old for a wild cat, but he is still the leader of the pack!

I painted this one after a reference photograph of Andre Bosmans: :icon00tiger00:

Acrylic on canvas, 40 inch long


We are currently working on a photography/painting project together, we now have a website for it: www.bosmansandhahn.com ---> [link]

Facebook page ----> [link]

The goal is to do exhibitions that combines photography and paintings, and try to collect money for wildlife projects through the sale of postcards and prints. This year is dedicated to tigers, because 2010 is the Chinese year of the tiger....

If you can spare some money, please support us, lot's of those wildlife parks do amazing work and they run mainly on charity, so every little bit will help them - Animals like tigers won't survive in the wild if it wasn't for wildlife sanctuaries! And those maxi postcards we have look STUNNING, they are great as presents as well and they are not expensive!!! ;) We have not many left, if you want some, don't think twice.

We are still at the very beginning with the project, and I'm not the fastest when it comes to painting, but it will grow steadily, so stay tuned for more....


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EDIT: I cropped it slightly, so that the focus is more on his face.... Think I prefer it like this, even though his ears are missing now ;)
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Gismome7Nightmary Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014
it looks so real! love this XD <3
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Heliocyan Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you! 
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Gismome7Nightmary Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014
welcome X3
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Hillboy1 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing
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annalobello Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
beautiful painting! :)
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satishverma Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Absolutely great work.
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Shembre Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
Wow, so beautiful! :la:
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Dkaz Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing
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Lord-Storm Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013
A fine and detailed piece and thanks for the background
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badfish1111 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013
Phenomenal. You are one talented woman. And to be so deeply involved with your subjects. You get my vote for dictionary definition of a true artist. In every sense of the word. Stunned, inspired and a little bit envious all at the same time. And I think I have an art crush on you on top of it!!! I don't even think there IS an emoticon for what you just did to me.
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