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Uploaded: March 12, 2008
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Intermediate  Intermediate Skill Level
Steps: 4
Updated: March 13, 2008
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This tutorial today is going to be on the beautiful white tiger. Now, these white tigers actually have a different name used by big cat specialist, and the name for these big clouds of beauty is Chinchilla Albinistic which means that they are born without the gene to produce color pigments which enables them to have a brown colored coat. Because they are all white, these tigers have bright pale blue eyes, pink noses, a pale white coat with chocolate brown stripes or at times black and pink paw pads; this makes them a portrait to look at. Unlike regular Siberian or bangle tigers, the white tiger grows faster and a lot bigger. Now because these animals are so incredibly beautiful, they are in fact forced to inbreed with other tiger species, and this is going on to an excessive point where they actually get depressed from all the stress done to their bodies. White tigers can only be born to tigers that carry the unusual gene needed to have cubs born with this unique coloring. Another thing about white tigers is that they can also have almost no stripes at all and look completely white like milk. They are mainly found scattered throughout Asia, and southern parts of India. They also risk being killed by poachers because almost every part of the tiger’s body can be sold for a small fortune, especially their soft silky coats. The Chinese use their internal and external body parts for medicine and exotic recipes. It is extremely rare for a white tiger to be born in the wild; this is because animal scientists basically have these cats being born in captivity. An interesting fact about these big cats is that white tigers are excellent swimmers, but they are also terrible climbers which sounds odd for a cat doesn’t it. White tigers are also not fast runners either, but they can pounce on just about anything and make them dinner. They are anywhere between 9 and 11 feet long and can weigh as much as 600 pounds and as little as 400 pounds. I love tigers in general, but the white tiger has that clean, soft, bright look to them that I simply just adore. If there was one thing I could trade with these cats, it would have to be their ice blue eyes. This tutorial will show you how to draw a white tiger step by step. The instructions are easy to follow and they will help you create your very own portrait of a white tiger.

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