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Lifestream

This is an entirely experimental painting. I’m still trying to get used to my new paints. I am very captivated by tigers. They symbolize power and life. I wanted to create a tiger who displays this life energy. Is he dissolving into a river? Or perhaps he is forming clouds in the stratosphere? Either way it is an imaginative piece. Tigers are known for their camouflage and secrecy. I loved watching him transform into the background as the painting developed. :love:

Thank you for the comments and faves! :heart:

Mediums used: Watercolor paints on watercolor paper. Reference photo is my own.

Image is © to Amanda Klammer. Please do not use it without my permission. Thanks!
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:icongrowlie26:
Growlie26 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely gorgeous. 
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skyartistXD Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014   General Artist
amazing
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Zan1127 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So much meaning :heart: 
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djghtndxjkdjskjdhf Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013
amazingly mixed colors!
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Ravenroseserpent Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I love the water and the color
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LyricalDemon Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW!!
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leopardpath334 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I am absolutely in love with this. very beautiful!
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Dirt-27 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the pose, and the colors as usual. :lol:
I love the whole concept of this one, I feel like there's a huge story behind it.
Really makes you think! Awesome! :heart:
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:iconaikya:
Aikya Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :heart: I'm glad you like it!
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shanmargaret Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
i think your drawings are beautiful i adore these tigers
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:iconaikya:
Aikya Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :heart: Tigers are great subjects to learn from!
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:iconpsychedeliczen:
psychedeliczen Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Another beautiful painting! I love your watercolor technique and monochromatic color scheme. I am still trying to get used to using watercolor.
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:iconaikya:
Aikya Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:heart: Thank you very much! Watercolors are fun because I always learn new ways to use the paint and water! :love:
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:iconmoonwalkinghorse:
MoonwalkingHorse Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So lovely and ethereal, almost magical!
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:iconaikya:
Aikya Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I appreciate it! Thank you for the nice comment! :heart:
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mydragonrjasperandme Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW!!!!!! i really like this one! i love the water effect!
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:iconaikya:
Aikya Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:hug: Thank you very much!
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:iconren-bird:
Ren-bird Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Student General Artist
God this is beautiful. I love your work :)
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:iconaikya:
Aikya Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:heart: Thank you very much!
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spiritbreeze Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! You've certainly achieved your goal. I interpret it as the power of water mixing with the power and energy of the tiger to form a single force of nature. Beautiful work :handshake:
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Aikya Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:heart: Thanks for the nice comment! Watercolor are great for creating very organic effects and I always feel calmer after working with them. It is great fun!
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spiritbreeze Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome, you have a beautiful gallery. Watercolour is my favourite medium too, very relaxing after a trying day at work. :glomp:
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MorRokko Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
Wonderful work!
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:iconaikya:
Aikya Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:heart: Thanks a lot!
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tigerlilyv Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013   General Artist
I LOVE the idea that he is forming clouds in the sky, it makes me want to lay out in the grass, looking up to try and spot him. ^_^ Such a lovely illustration, the textures and shades of blue are so calming, I love it! :heart:
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Aikya Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :) I have been painting a lot with blues and greens because they are so soothing for me to look at. I'm glad you like it!
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Sharkberry Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Student Filmographer
I'm loving the blue. Never would have thought to make it this color. Nice back paws!
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Aikya Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Tee hee, I love his little back paws too! They were fun to paint! :)
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Rjuu Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Your art is so cool, You have some tutorial or something... I give you 10/10
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Aikya Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you that is very nice of you! :love: I have done a tutorial in the past, but it is sort of out of date: [link]
Here is the link if you are interested :)
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Rjuu Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks, so much.
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xHelloBeautifulx Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
Oh my, amazingly stunning! This Tiger is incredible, and the style is beautiful! The shade of blue and all of the details are also spectacular! Magnificent work! :iconiheartitplz:
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:iconaikya:
Aikya Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for the nice comment! :heart:
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RotRobin Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love it
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:iconleonmathews:
leonmathews Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing work
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moomoocahchoo Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
Love the subject and the color choice !
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:iconxireimei:
XiReiMei Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
beautiful work! i love the colors yo used
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:iconaikya:
Aikya Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :heart: I love combining blues and greens :)
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:iconxireimei:
XiReiMei Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
you're so welcome! me too~
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Moonstone27 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013   General Artist
Amazing job:wow::wow::wow::wow:!!
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TsukaLavire Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
This is beautiful, I just love all of the blue :D
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:iconaikya:
Aikya Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:heart: Thank you very much!
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Roaben Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Lovely!
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