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Guide to Big cats by Majnouna Guide to Big cats by Majnouna
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The full series (get the book!Guide to Cats - the book by Majnouna):
Guide to Pantherinae/Big cats
Guide to Felinae/Little cats
Guide to Housecat breeds 1
Guide to Housecat breeds 2
Guide to Coat colors and Patterns

For the rest of my tutorials go here.
For my tutorial books go here.
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:iconkenedy421:
kenedy421 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2016  Student Artist
Yolo
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walkonthewildsidee Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2016
Thank you so much for this useful guide. 
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Mikijoi Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2016
All of your guides are extremely helpful
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OneMinuteSketch Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thats so cool! I've been looking for non-photoshoped blue tigers photos, do you have any? : o
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YuukikoOgawa Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2016
The complication with the "blue tiger" is that genetically, it most likely wouldn't actually look anything like the photoshopped version due to how that mutation works.  It doesn't actually change the pigment, but alters how it's distributed in each hair: instead of being in one nice even layer, it's distributed in large clumps.  The negative space in between each clump gives it that diluted appearance.  So a "blue" cat is genetically a black cat with an additional gene that makes it look lighter.  That's why if you breed a blue cat to a non-blue cat that isn't carrying the Maltese gene at all, you won't get any blues.  You'll get quite a few black cats instead.

Now, here's where things start getting tricky: it affects agouti versus non-agouti parts differently, as well as eumelanin versus pheomelanin.  The stripes on a tiger are non-agouti, and the orange parts are agouti.  The Maltese mutation won't magically turn the orange parts blue, but would likely wash them out in a similar manner, so you'd get a tiger with a creamy or pinkish-beige body and dark blue-gray stripes (not black stripes on a blue background, unless there's another separate mutation involved).  My guess is that would probably look more like a blue brindle mouse:

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The mouse on the bottom is a blue brindle: brindle gene (A^y) plus the blue dilution (d/d, same as with cats).  Blue in mice tends to wash out pheomelanin tones, so you get bluish-gray markings on top of a creamy yellow background.  
The mouse on the top is a regular brindle mouse (black markings on orange or dark yellow) and the one in the middle is a regular brindle with fewer markings than normal (undermarked brindle).
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OneMinuteSketch Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, thank you very much for that post! Only one problem is that link does not work :c
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YuukikoOgawa Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2016
Huh.  No worries, let me see if I can find the main page itself (with the same picture).

mrsbeachsbrindleempire.tripod.…

Hopefully that one will work...but basically, it's a washed-out shade of orange with bluish-gray stripes, which is what I'm pretty sure a "Maltese" tiger would end up looking like.
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2015  Professional General Artist
No
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xXSparkKittyArtistXx Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
That must have taken a long time to make!
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2015  Professional General Artist
Indeed! :XD:
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xXSparkKittyArtistXx Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
^^
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34retro-gaming Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really awesome
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2015  Professional General Artist
Cheers!
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seprira Featured By Owner May 30, 2015
AWESOME!
I love it =D
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:iconcrysenley:
Crysenley Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is extremely comprehensive! :wow:
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015  Professional General Artist
Yup ^^
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:iconennaz:
Ennaz Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015  Student Digital Artist
very nice tutorial
this will help me a lot.
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Professional General Artist
Great :)
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:iconphia99:
Phia99 Featured By Owner Edited Apr 6, 2015
the explanation are so detailed~ thanks a lot for sharing :3
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015  Professional General Artist
You're welcome!
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Traheripteryx Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much for this! :D I suck at drawing cats!
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015  Professional General Artist
Enjoy :)
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disegno07 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015
Beautiful research.
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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RookieTiger Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great tutorial! This will definitely help me a lot. :happybounce:
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015  Professional General Artist
Great!
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zulfu Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015
Amazing
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Professional General Artist
:D
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OfRosesAndTeddyBears Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I absolutely love this guide! Thank you so much!
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015  Professional General Artist
Welcome!
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TrifectaCat Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is really helpful! I always appreciate tutorials that help you understand something, rather than just showing how to do it.
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015  Professional General Artist
That's good to hear :)
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AkenoKurokawa Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Student Digital Artist
THIS IS AMAZING, i love you <3
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Prototype-LQ Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014
Thank you very much for this!
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Professional General Artist
No problem!
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YokoNakajima Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014  Student
what of the Cheetah?
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014  Professional General Artist
It's a Little Cat, see appropriate guide.
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ImAHungryNacho Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is seriously one of the most helpful guides to big cats that I have ever seen! Oh my gosh- this is great for reference and to tell the difference between various cats, thank you so much for taking the time to do this! 

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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014  Professional General Artist
:bow:
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ImAHungryNacho Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:la:
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brazilianferalcat Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014   Artist
Good job!
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StreetArt123 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Where was THIS my whole life?!?! :D (Big Grin) 
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marceydevimon78 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
;) 
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Aquaridragon Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014
The sheer amount of detail you go into here, from everything to profile and coat colour differences, sub species, this is truly outstanding and very helpful. < 3
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconthornroze:
ThornRoze Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Student Artist
THANK YOU!!! Doesn't it just piss you off when people don't know the difference?
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Professional General Artist
I can't say it does :XD:
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Glueckskatze Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Hobbyist
This helped me more, than a book I recently brought about drawing animals Thanks a lot!
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Professional General Artist
Welcome!
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