Many members of the public like to use Global Tiger Day as a focus to do something for the wildlife they love. Here is the story of one mother, artist Diana, who uses art to teach her 4-year-old daughter about conservation. Diana enjoyed it so much that she started the website Doodleswithmydaughter.co.uk®.
As Diana says “Once a child is able to hold a crayon, it’s the optimum time to show them how incredible our natural world is, and how maintaining its wonder should be a priority; that way, future generations will grow up with conservation in mind”
Diana’s tiger picture tells the story of logging in tiger habitat with heart trees coloured in by her daughter.
Diana sells her prints to raise money for conservation projects such as WildCats.
Diana’s sketch of the tiger was meant to be just that; a sketch, but then she decided the name it ‘Eye of the Tiger’ so coloured in ‘Flower’s eyes to make them more prominent. A little pink was then added to Flower’s nose to offset her eyes. It’s in no way meant to be a white tiger of which we know are not a real subspecies but are derived from inbreeding a genetic mutation. Her little daughter added more colour to the sketch by drawing and colouring in heart-shaped trees to show tigers how much we love and care about them.