Crouching Tiger by RR is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
Happened to find the photograph below (can't seem to find the source/author!) pretty gripping; so here's a Cello Fine Grip rendition (with considerable artistic license).
And so, here it is in various stages of development (in the same vein as this exquisite Eagle):
[These photographs were taken at different times of the day and with different flash settings; I've used Adobe Photoshop to apply projective transformations when required to normalize perspective- no other edits made]
1. Brief outline
2. Shading in the stripes
3. And some more..
4. To get the whites above the eyes
5. Shading the Torso
6. And the extended Front leg
7. Hind leg, its perch, and water
8. Trying ripples
9. Rest of the water
10. Other rock and reeds (minus some ripples)
11. General darkening and finally, the eyes [Original/Scanned]