Quite a bit more done on my tiger today. Managed to get as far as putting one eye in but had to stop at that point as my hand is seizing up! Very hard work this is but I must persevere as I think it's going to turn out OK eventually.
Incidentally the working title I have chosen for this portrait (not sure if I'll keep it or not) is after the superb Stephen Fry series of the same name where he went out and tracked down species all over the world that are on the verge of extinction. With the current state of the wild tiger population I thought it an apt title for this piece.