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The Sleeping Tiger by willustration The Sleeping Tiger by willustration
tiger woods :)
( a tiger shaping woods )

just for many tigers are in this scene? can u locate them?

pencils, 2B, 5B, 8B

first of all, i'd like to thank everybody who love, adore and support this artwork. i'm very happy that 'the sleeping tiger' has been viewed and faved so many times, and been given so many constructive comments. i really appreciate it, thank you very much. quite frankly i'm very proud of this because this is one of my masterpiece, which i spent a lot of thinking and hardwork in creating it.

but unfortunately, i found that my artwork has been stolen, and been used without my permittion several times, even printed on some products for commercial purpose. it really breaks my heart. but i try to look at the bright site, means that my artwork is really supercool that make people wanna steal it.
so, i'm adding watermark on this artwork from now on. i'm sorry for this inconvenience, but i believe you will understand my reason to do it. thank you very much.

however, art theft sucks! to all the art theft out there, you should be ashamed of yourself. you can steal our creations, but you can't steal away our creativity.
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Given 2011-03-03
Suggester says: "This piece struck me with its beauty the moment I saw it, and the amount of care and attention that has gone into it is stunning. All of this artist's work has a similar level of glory, but something about "The Sleeping Tiger" really sweeps me away."

Can you find all the tigers? The Sleeping Tiger by ~willustration ( Suggested by heather-hellion and Featured by Mollinda )
superturboduese2000 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
wow... tried to do something similar, failed terribly. :D great work!
DAGAIZM Featured By Owner Edited Sep 17, 2015
oh,I love drawing in the drawing!

Great techique You used for the trees!

ones hapenned to me to make one by accident,unconchously....
Well,I draw very little,so it is not very good quality like Yours,but it was fun to discover it...
And I just have seen the branches tiger in full body shape,with the paw at front,-looking at the miniature,on big picture I saw only head...

Anyway,here is my achevement...hehe...

YuriBearKares Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Dear willustration,
I want to say how fascinated I was when I saw this drawing you are really talented. I am so taken away by your drawing that I have chosen your illustration for my visual illusion assignment. This is truly spectacular and it is completely understandable that you place a watermark to protect your product. Once again I loved this piece and I hope you continue doing do this. and I see three tigers is that correct ?
A fan YuriBeaRkARES 
mflcompton Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2015
Beautiful work!
promeister Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015
Hello, I love this piece of work that you did. My wife and I are "tigers" and so is our 4 year old daughter. I would love to hang your work at my home. Is there a way I can commission you or get a copy of this so that I can display at my home?

Many thanks!
OdinsValkyrie Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Your tiger drawings & paintings are beautiful. Art theft really sucks!! I see 3 tigers in The Sleeping Tiger.  Did I miss any?  Thanks and have a great day!!
BBMcKenzie Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
samurai-jirafu Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
TobiDas Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
"so true,they can't steal our creativity"

ps. : ) very beautiful art work. i love tigers..
Mageborn777 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Unfortunately thieves abound in the art world.  Have you considered watermarking your work for display?  And copyrighting is always essential.  Its quite easy to do and you can copyright an entire collection really affordably. 
Love your work. 
Darira Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very good!
Renzo1991 Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Professional General Artist
Love the illusions.
sweetness62 Featured By Owner May 13, 2014
I have been looking for the artist of this piece. I seen the signature in it, but could not track it down. Someone gave me the information to check here. I just wanted to let you know that this is a very talented and lovely piece of work. I am sure you are very proud of it as you should be. Before I knew who the artist was I traced the image and cut it out in vinyl to place on a mirror for my own personal project. Not to be sold. If you wish for me not to do this just say so and I will not proceed with the project. The item I cut does not in no way show the true beauty of your work. I have had the picture for a long time and do not remember when or how i got it.  If you would like even though part of your signature is there, (which I didn't see until after I had cut and stared at it for a while) I would like to add your signature if you will allow me to. I hope you understand I didn't try to steal or claim your work as my own. 
Stacy Rogers
GAGHERTITE Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014
Excellent work
PenguinSagittarius Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014
That's.. damn.. amazing w
med1138 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014
That is sooooooo amazing
ttigeroswald Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014

I would like to purchase this print ---I don't see it in the shop.  Would you please contact me?


All-but-Faceless Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing
BowlFreak Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013   Traditional Artist
there are three tigers, right?
shells Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
Really awesome, beautiful piece! I was admiring the beauty in the detail of the tree bark, the leaves...didn't even catch the "hidden" tiger, at first! It's not often that someone's art catches you by surprise like that - it's like a movie with a big plot twist at the end... Nice treat! :thumbsup:
crazymustang101 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
that is so cool!
BowlFreak Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013   Traditional Artist
really neat how u did that!!!
ecachuonfire Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013
Can someone buy me this print to put in my room?! K Thanks. It's so amazing
sawilde Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Extremely clever, I love this.
BlueTigerLilly Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
this is and amazing masterpiece!
jeffzz111 Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Genius.. truly a masterpiece..
NekoHimi Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I spy with my little eye, 3 tigers:meow:
AngelValiant Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
Incredible!! My brain could never put together something like that. It's beautiful. I love it!
smdj100 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
moka50120 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I see... 3 tigers. Is it right ? One drawn by trees, an other for real who's sleepin' and the last on the tree's peel.
Cindeteller Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
Aralune Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
Omg Amazing!!!
mintdesu Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Student General Artist
D-D-D-DAILY DEVIATION *O* #barunyadar
WalglikeWors Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I cannot even comprehend your grasp for ratios, proportions and negative shapes.

Maybe one day....
mattpartt Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
Hi just a quick question, but i just wanted to know how you feel about me turning this design into a tattoo? i love your picture and already have several tigers tattooed on my body and would love to add this to my collection of tattoos! please get in touch on thanks alot
willustration Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
Great! I Love Tiger tattooes too...I would've had it tattoed on my back if I haven't had one already..alright I don't mind you turn my work into a tattoo design, just make sure my work gets the respect it deserves. Thanks
mattpartt Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
hey im goin to speak to some tattoo artists this week. is there any chance you could send me the image without the watermark? thanks
ttigeroswald Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014

Can you send a photo of your tattoo please


mattpartt Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014
Hey, I havent actually had it done yet. Currently saving for a wedding. Plus still looking for an artist who I feel would do the best job. Will definitely send you a photo when I get it done tho.
Little-Evil-Hamster Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! this is really cool! :D
Steambigbear Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
Love it.
Ag-Cat Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
3? :ohnoes:
ElementalStar1018 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Sooooo amazing!
CrystalsLegend Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
Wow that is really cool!
CrevasttheLast Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Student Filmographer
SOFTFantasy Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
Serene1Whitewolf Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist

1(Tree trunk)
Ts0F Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is absolutely amazing... :stunned:
yurionna Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really cool, I love how creatively you suggested the tigers in this picture. The detail is amazing too, with all of the leaves. It must have taken forever ^^; I also like the deep shading for the paw-like rocks along the river :D
PistachioFox Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Traced/ Stolen here: [link]
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