I recently came home from travel to Asia, where I picked up a copy of China Daily at the airport. This newspaper introduced me to the Chinese artist, Yao Shaohua.
Portraying tigers like the above picture is one of his trademarks, as this is a returning theme to his paintings. He describes his works as being a bit unrealistic (muscles etc.) and yet he captures the essence of the animal.
When I look at this picture or some of his other paintings of tigers, it seems 3D-like - as if you could just stetch out and touch these animals - for me it does not get better than this.
Now you know why I always try to read some local news - it introduces me to unknown things that is worth getting to know :o)