“White tiger and goldfish visitor” Fantasy oil painting

Fantasy oil painting white tiger and goldfish visitor. A magical flying goldfish.
“White tiger and goldfish visitor” fantasy oil painting ©YueZeng2023

The story

The white tiger is resting in forest. Little wild flowers under its paws. It is getting dark. White tiger feels sleepy. Suddenly, it senses light. White tiger opens its eyes and lift its head, trying to find the light source. Then it sees a magical goldfish flying this way. Glowing with warm yellow light, the magical goldfish seems curious about the big cat.

“Hello~” The goldfish says.

The white tiger smiles and asks “What are you doing here?”

“Come to see an old friend.” The goldfish answers.

Option 1)

The goldfish’s old friend is this tiger. They haven’t seen each other for a long time.

Option 2)

The goldfish’s old friend is another goldfish. There are more flying fishes in this forest.

How these two are going to interact is up to you now. 😆

Digital sketch

I didn’t add wild flowers under the tiger’s paws in the beginning. Then I felt the whole picture needed a little bit more color other than green and yellow. I tried to paint those wild flowers on the background too but they were so distracting. Therefore the little wild flower only showed up around tiger’s paws.

Digital sketch of “Visitor” ©YueZeng2023


It’s been a while since my last “regular” white tiger.

This time I am able to give it a little fairy tale scene. I have painted a lot big cats so maybe next time I can print a calendar all about feline. 🤣

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My paintings are an outlet to express the imagination I have inside my head that I can not put into words. After trying many mediums, I always find myself coming back to paint and brushes. In my current artistic practice, I use oil paint and mainly create portraits of mythical creatures and animals transfixed in the shifting colours of seascapes and landscapes. There is a natural spirit and magic to these creatures and their energy draws me in. Choosing to paint these creatures as real living wildlife rather than abstractions, I use bold and vivid colours to express the imaginary intertwined with reality, finding magic between the seams. Using a saturated colour palette, I create bold and striking imagery, contrasted between foreground and background, subject and landscape, and light and darkness. Weaving their bodies and the surface of the landscape into each other through organic forms and flowing brush strokes, I find beauty, strength and innocence in these creatures that reflect my inner world.