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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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EhrenThibs Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very impressive!
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sketcherjak Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014
Amazing! I can hardly believe it's acrylics! Really superpower!
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Gismome7Nightmary Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014
it looks so real! love this XD <3
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:iconheliocyan:
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   Writer
Wow, so beautiful! :la:
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:icondkaz:
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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CarlosTrevinoArtwork Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh my, this an amazing beautiful piece of art, I love it
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ShadowsElectric Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've looked over your whole gallery, I believe this is your best piece. It is absolutely lovely.
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FaintSketches Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
This is just remarkable.... :wow:
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:iconheliocyan:
Heliocyan Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you so much, Taylor! And thank you so much for kindly watching me, I feel very honoured by your presence. :hug:
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FaintSketches Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
You are too kind! :hug:
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mishkuu Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
insanely awesome! you have talent - i thought it was a photo :clap:
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:iconheliocyan:
Heliocyan Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, you are too kind!
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:iconjudith559:
judith559 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing! I though t was a photo! Beautiful!
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:iconheliocyan:
Heliocyan Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :)
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:iconbickhamsarah:
Bickhamsarah Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is absolutely amazing detail.
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:iconheliocyan:
Heliocyan Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!!
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Bickhamsarah Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome! :D
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acrylicwildlife Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
I like crisp detail and narrow depth of focus that gives it that photographic quality. This combined with good composition makes for a very effective image.
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:iconheliocyan:
Heliocyan Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! :)
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toby21342 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is absolutely gorgeous! Amazing detail!!!
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:iconheliocyan:
Heliocyan Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :)
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Mykoto Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Whoa, you painted this?? And it's not digital no less, wow, I'm absolutely amazed! I thought this was a photo at first! You have some real talent with acrylics! Kudos!
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:iconheliocyan:
Heliocyan Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for your kind words. :hug:
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vivacious77 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
I love your work. Tigers are always so amazing! Do you ever sell origionals?

Kym
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:iconheliocyan:
Heliocyan Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you so much, Kym! Yes, I do sell my original works as well. This one, for example, was sold to a hotel owner who has a big heart for tigers. :)
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lucky-louie Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! The eyes made me second-guess whether this was a picture or not! That's amazing! :D
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:iconheliocyan:
Heliocyan Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012   Traditional Artist
Awe, thank you so much!!! :hug: :heart:
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SylxeriaGuardian Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I thought this was a photo at first! :D
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:iconheliocyan:
Heliocyan Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! I take that is a compliment... ;)
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SylxeriaGuardian Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It is a compliment, since it's such a detailed and beautiful picture :)
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:iconheliocyan:
Heliocyan Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012   Traditional Artist
:hug: Aww, thank you!!!
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Tropical-Tiger Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Awesome
I love tigers and that's is amazing
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:iconheliocyan:
Heliocyan Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :) Yes, tigers are fantastic animals!
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CatQueenIris Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011
Hi' your artwork is featured in my journal! [link] Have a nice week :iconpinklilyplz:
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:iconheliocyan:
Heliocyan Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!! :heart:
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CatQueenIris Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
you're welcome! :heart:
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kohaku-dono Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011
You did an incredible job on this!
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:iconheliocyan:
Heliocyan Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :)
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CassieMerryman Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Professional Photographer
This is just Amazing... and as a LSU fan, I cant resist. lol!
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:iconheliocyan:
Heliocyan Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :)
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CassieMerryman Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Professional Photographer
You are very welcome!
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Photopathica Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011   General Artist
amazing work!
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:iconheliocyan:
Heliocyan Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :)
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