Fearless Friday, Eye of the Tiger


Let’s draw a tiger today!





This photo source was my inspiration

I like the way the face is cropped, I feel like it heightens the drama




Pick a start point when you start your drawing

and then go on to add the rest of the elements


I began by sketching the focal point,* the eye

*The focal point is where there is the biggest contrast between light and dark,

It’s this contrast that draws in your eye





After establishing the eye, I proceeded to draw in the rest of the features

I use an eraser a lot as I’m trying to get the composition correct





When the pencil sketch was finished,

I went over the lines with a 1.0 tip brush marker





I erased the pencil and filled in the black areas





Several shades of yellow were used for the eye





Dark orange and ochre for the nose and mouth





I urge you to make color charts for every type of media you use,

markers, watercolor, watercolor pens, colored pencils, pens,

and refer to them

Even if your set came with a printed color chart, it won’t be as accurate as making your own

You can get laminating sheets at the craft store to protect the charts

I use mine all the time, such a time saver!





Now lets color him!





I used shades of brown, gold, and orange





Now he’s ready for some fuzzy details with a fine liner pen






“Eye of the Tiger”  4′ x 6″ marker and ink, on mixed media paper




Have some art fun and

Be Fearless!




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29 Responses to “Fearless Friday, Eye of the Tiger”
  1. Jenna, the tiger is amazing and dramatic. I was so impressed when I saw it on Instagram last night. I love your Fearless Friday series!

  2. This is really cool, Jenna. Looks fabulous. And well done on the eyes. Cat eyes are my nemesis!

  3. thefrenchhutch says:

    Awesome tiger Jenna!

  4. Michelle says:

    This is amazing!! You are so talented!

  5. Jodi says:

    Oh I love this and I kinda want to paint him too! I think we need to do another challenge together! That was so fun!

  6. In the past, I was always disappointed whenever I tried to draw something, but you always make it so easy looking. I’m anxious to put your lessons to use when I get back around to that kind of artwork.

  7. Jill Kuhn says:

    Great tiger!! I love the crop version of his face too, more dramatic! Wonderful Jenna! 🎨🐯

  8. pattyanneart says:

    Great job, Jenna! 🧡❤️
    Beautiful tiger! Love your step by step pics.

  9. Sheryl says:

    I love it. The tiger is wonderful. It’s fun to see how you went from the photo of the tiger to the various phases of the drawing.

  10. Sandy Mcallister says:

    Love the challenges I feel like maybe I’m having a glimpse of to draw Thank you

  11. Nancy says:

    I missed this post! What an amazing drawing of this Tiger! You captured the mystery of him.
    I love your Fearless Friday’s… sorry I am late. It must have been a busy weekend for me!

  12. Mary says:

    I love seeing you artistic renderings and subjects come to life Jenna!

  13. I love a good tutorial. I taught craft painting, floral design, and pottery classes over the years. I really think that simple tutorials are a great way to learn now! And, you certainly can’t get a knowledgeable answer anywhere that craft/art supplies are sold. Gone are the days when qualified people manned the counters and art departments(other than DickBlick). I’m hoping to do a few—in warmer weather when I can work on my porch with great light! Hugs, enjoy your posts!

    • Oh wow, I am flattered! Thanks so much…I realize everyone has their own way of doing things and that there is no one right way, but I think it does help to see other’s step by step processes or techniques. I love to do watercolors on my porch in the summer too…Have fun!

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