what an interesting contest!
I decided to join very late, me, the idiot has ignored the dA-message about this contest the whole time and after taking a look some days ago I said to myself: omg, this is a very nice contest, I wanna enter too! whaaaa!
I did this artwork completely in Photoshop CS5, with a lot of patience, coffee and for sure a lot of fun.
with 'EDEN' may I mentioned the garden of eden, maybe this nice winged tigers are angels or guardians and eva would try to eat a yummy strawberry instead of an boring apple - who knows?
nha, because somebody said it: this artwork shouldn't look realistic, the idea was to create a trashy bicolored photo collage/graphic-design, not a realistic lookin fantasy picture. also the high contrasts between black, white and a color are purposed.
well, I'm really curious about the jurys judgment at the end of this contest, there are some really nice artworks!
I also did a very short construction guide, check it out - but it's not a tutorial. [link]
ALL images (and parts) are stocks from fotolias stockprojekt at deviantart: [link]
tiger 1: [link]
tiger 2: [link]
tiger 3: [link]
screw (?): [link]
leaf branch: [link]
don't steal this art and don't use without permission. thank you!