Original Wallpaper: Climbing Tiger

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Wallpaper made from my Chinese watercolour painting: [clicky]

I love tigers, and this is my most proud painting which took about 8 hours to complete. The original painting was 18" x 24", Chinese ink and watercolour on rice paper. This painting is also used in the layout for my personal website (sorry, no anime-related stuff).

Edited and filtered the painting a bit, changed the colour/saturation, and added some textures. Textures came from PSP8 defaults, as well as Desktop Anime. I started the editing a long long time ago, and kinda forgotten about it...

I thought about adding in some Chinese words, but alas my writing sucks and I can't decide on what to put on there anyway....the signature stamp is mine, it has my name on it ^__^

4:3 version [here]

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More of my Chinese watercolour paintings can be seen on my website or at deviantART


Chosen by LordWe and bromithia

This is truly a lovely painting by MapleRose, with just the right amount of textures so that it looks antique. The tiger and mountains are painted well, and the thick border looks great. Overall, it is a beautiful piece!

Proposed by LordWe and highlighted by bromithia.

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  1. LordWe Jan 21, 2007

    Whoa, right before I saw this I had just finished watching a show about tigers on the Discovery channel and was thinking "I wonder if MT has any tiger wallpapers." Quite a coincidence! This is magnificent. I love the painting style, it really does have a Chinese feel to it. Tigers are probably my favorite of the big cats, so this will definitely be on my desktop. *goes to look through your DevArt gallery*

  2. t55xy09 Jan 22, 2007

    loved it. THNX

  3. gabysango2011 Jan 22, 2007

    awesome. I luv tigers, i think they're magestic animals and the way i painted this one is just amazing. it's face is really nice and the entire scene is really good. I'd like to paint like that, i'd be grateful if u tell me where to find some good tutorials ^^.
    of course u got a fav from me here. I luv it, it's really a good wallie. U completely deserve the elite gallery ^^

  4. Chloe Retired Moderator Jan 22, 2007

    Lions always get the spotlight, so yay for tigers!
    Love the colors and the painting is just really well done! Great job ^^

  5. chubbykitty Jan 22, 2007

    Yes! Bring on the big cats! I really wish I had something like this on my wall. I have one Japanese painting in my room, but I really wish I had a tiger one! Anyway, nice idea using the painting style, great work! :)

  6. kashikosa Jan 22, 2007

    Woa, I love the tiger and I love your work. AS stated previously it does have a Chinese feel to it. Fantastic work. I envy your talent. (oh and thanks for the widescreen version :) My desktop needed a new decoration)

  7. kokuyu Jan 22, 2007

    FANTASTIC! XD I love chinese paintings! The tiger's fur texture is simply REAL! :D Hmm...maybe I can help you in its Chinese calligraphy? Oh, not; lest I'll spoil your masterpiece status. ^_^' Not to forget, misty mountains calms my heart upon viewing ^^ Thanks for sharing with us, MapleRose! :)

  8. weary_samurai Jan 22, 2007

    excellent water coloring skills. im fascinated by that kind of artwork. very well done.

  9. Gallopia Jan 22, 2007

    This is nice :D
    It looks so real XD
    Can i use it for new year decoration on the wall ? o_0
    Excellant job X-P

  10. MadoshiKurefu Retired Moderator Jan 22, 2007

    Wow! This looks superb! You have great painting skills!

  11. Ardenta Jan 22, 2007

    Wow, it's really a great wallpaper.
    I think it has got some ancient style feeling. :) I like it very much. Keep up the good work ;)

  12. eternallegend Jan 22, 2007

    amazing :D the tiger is really well painted and the colours are very fitting :) the theme is portrayed well and everything fits together nicely :D the mountains look nice and the textures add a nice touch :) lovely wall ^^

  13. Odeena Jan 23, 2007

    Amazing picture! It looks so much like an old Japanese stamp of sorts [~ or maybe that's just me, I have an obsession with Japanese stuff at the moment =3].

    +Favorites ;)

    Edit: *headdesk* I just processed your comment... it's supposed to be Chinese-style. Gomennasai ^_^'

  14. enchantment Jan 24, 2007

    wow, this looks soo nice :D i love the tiger and the mountain as well :) i love how you painted it and this looks really wonderful :D a tiger prowling on a mountain top XD i love the idea and really lovely wall~^^+fav

  15. Fran Retired Moderator Jan 25, 2007

    Excellent work Rose!
    The painting looks amazing and it's easy to see that you worked hard
    I love it
    Keep it up

  16. moonescape Jan 28, 2007

    This is very artistic! I can't believe you did this with watercolour? :o The textures in here makes it like one of those old chinese painting. The Chinese stamp is good so that you know it's yours like those old chinese artist do. :) I really like the details from the watercolour. Lovely concept and for sure deserves to be highlighted. :)

  17. DarkPriestessKikyo06 Jan 28, 2007

    This is so beautiful! I love the art! Thank you so much for making this into a wall! :)

  18. janicehamtaro Jan 28, 2007

    Very nice. the painting suits the rice paper.

  19. EldaLacus92 Jan 29, 2007

    Ohh... That gives me an asian feeling... you know :D Those that you often see in those paintings made in those rolling scrolls... Am I making any sense at all?
    That's beautiful anyways :D

  20. alterlier Jan 29, 2007

    I never would have thought this was from nowhere, the similarity to an original tiger is huge, and the details on his skin/hair? are remarkable, kind of love the mountains far in the mist it gives an excellent feeling to a enormous, high, stunning landscape.

  21. xdwy123 Jan 30, 2007

    a traditional Chinese style,an excellent work

  22. yo91 Jan 31, 2007

    nice that looks awsome
    go chinese style art lmao

  23. hamburger89 Jan 31, 2007

    i am quite shocked to see a chinese painting here...unbelievable. tats a nice perspective and you form the space veli well!
    oh by the way..caligraphy... it usually gives me big headache as i always messed up the writing with my hand...everytime my hands will mess up with the ink! (i am a left-handed person).....

  24. Drakonshie Jan 31, 2007

    nice job with the texturing and cleaning up.

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