Big Little Tiger

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The tortoiseshell – a feisty, powerful and hugely loyal character.

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18 comments
  1. Geke Hop-Wassink said:

    Yes, cats were his favorites. It’s hard to imagine Freddie is gone for 24 years, it seems so much shorter. A true legendary singer, songwriter and performer and best frontman ever. I think he has a lot in common with a tiger, also legendary and beautiful. Thank you Jacob for this memory of Freddie, still miss him ❤

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    • Jacob said:

      Yes, I believe Delilah was a tortoiseshell, so that’s why I drew one today. I like the idea of Freddie being like a tiger… a tiger defying the laws of gravity, perhaps? 🙂

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      • Geke Hop-Wassink said:

        Yes, I like that idea as well, because Freddie was and still is One Of A Kind 🙂

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      • Jacob said:

        Most definitely!

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  2. The cat’s name was Freddie Mercury??

    That cat is saying, “I already ate. But, you’re next.”

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    • Jacob said:

      Haha! While that would be a terrific name for a cat (well, perhaps not), this is a drawing in tribute to Freddie, who passed way twenty-four years ago today. I believe his favourite cat was a tortoiseshell.

      I love her ominous glare. They are notably feisty, so your assessment is probably accurate!

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      • Oooh…buuuut…why would a cat face with a detailed description of the cat be a tribute to him? Oh, I see. His favorite. Well, hopefully someone can paint me a Russian blue someday when I pass…and on “anniversaries.” That has become my favorite breed to date.

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      • Jacob said:

        Oh, I’ve no doubt you’ll get hundreds of Russian blue paintings! They are pretty amazing, I agree.

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  3. What a gorgeous face. Freddie’s eyes are hypnotic. Beautiful drawing Jacob.

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    • Jacob said:

      Thanks, Sharon! It’s a reference to Freddie’s passing, which was this day in 1991. His favourite companion was a tortoiseshell cat. I should probably edit and make this clearer (blush)!

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  4. Lee Hesketh said:

    Just too cute Jay!

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    • Jacob said:

      They do indeed! They love the attention 😛 Thanks! Sadly not one of my rabble, though I had a tortoiseshell growing up; she was just as perfect.

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  5. Oh wow ! You are really outstanding with this – those eyes and the hairs. Was this done in colored pencils?

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    • Jacob said:

      Thanks so much, Cynthia – this is actually drawn in Photoshop, the strokes made using a combination of the mouse and a graphic tablet.

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  6. Robin King said:

    Oh, delightful! Wonderful expression. My cats approve. 😉
    Just noticed that you did this using a tablet, in PS? Had no idea. Wow!

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    • Jacob said:

      If your cats approve then I must have done a good job! Thanks, Robin and co!

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