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Uploaded: September 14, 2010
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Intermediate  Intermediate Skill Level
Steps: 7
Updated: September 14, 2010
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I know many of you have been waiting for my version of a realistic tiger. I have avoided this task for a while because I know how lengthy a process such a feat can be. But after procrastinating for so long, I figured I might as well do my version of "how to draw a realistic tiger", step by step. For some reason tigers are a very popular species from the big cat family. These animals are not only ferocious and fierce; they are also very beautiful, smart, and agile. I love tigers, and because of that I wanted to draw my favorite version of this animal. One of the prettiest tigers in existence to me is the white tiger. What makes this cat so amazingly gorgeous is the powdery coat with the black stripes filling its body. Even though many people will categorize the white tiger as their own species, it is not all accurate to suggest that the tiger is in a whole other breed of its own. The truth is, tigers that are born without color and turn out to be white or almost white, carry the defect of a recessive gene. Now an animal that carries the recessive gene will be exported to an animal’s kin. Just like the German shepherd dog, there are German Shepherds that are born all black, black and tans, red and black, sable, and then- all white. White German Shepherds are considered a faulty genetic trait and because of this, they are in a class all of their own by the American Kennel Club. Just like the white tiger, these cats are now being breed to produce more and more white colored tigers. Researchers try and stud the animal with a mate that also has high potential to carrying the recessive trait. There are also white tigers with no stripes at all and these cats are called snow white tigers. Anyway, one of the other things that I love about these animals is there ice blue eyes. It is a real treat to teach yourself "how to draw a realistic tiger" because these big cats are simply amazing in every which way possible. I do hope you have fun, and I also hope you have an awesome learning experience.

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Step 5. How to Draw a Realistic Tiger