Thursday, 3 February 2011

Tigers, Tigers burning bright!!

Sorry for the lack of updates, but I have finally got some time.:)

I eventually finished off my sumatran tiger scratchboard 14x18 which I decided to title 'A little Closer'. I think as my first proper background piece it was a success!

I have also started another tiger scratchboard which is 16x20. The reference based off one of Niranj Vaidyanathan's great photos. It is a bengal tiger and I am enjoying working on this piece. It too will include some background.

In addition to this I will be starting another two boards with one being a cheetah and the other will be zebra which is quite different to the big cats I am obsessed with. I have not forgotten about my two acrylics but I don't think I will be completing the tiger but I will definitely be finishing the lion some time soon.

This year I have decided to get more serious and hope to get some of my work displayed and a website up and running too. As a UK scratchboard artist which are thin and few I hope that someday I can do my bit in getting scratchboard the recognition it deserves as a fine art medium.


  1. Love the shadow and light in "a little closer" and am seeing the same quality developing in the second piece. Great work.
    Good luck with the website and with getting your work displayed.

  2. Fabulous work Irfan - I will be looking forward to seeing it completed.