Happy Friday! It is Results Day and I hope you had fun dreaming up new characters this week. Scroll below to meet mine - KANGA CAT, GIRAFFE GOES TO THE MOVIES, POLICE PANDA and SINGING PINEAPPLE. Here's a before and after look at my sheets first...
A littler closer...
I picked POLICE PANDA to color up because I have never illustrated a panda before! It was fun getting to know them better. I love their markings and how little their eyes are next to their giant black patches. I wanted to make my panda's look more like police sunglasses.
Taking my illustration a little further, I added a background. I don't do this too often but I needed to figure out a few details so my character made more sense. Who was my POLICE PANDA stopping? And why? I got to know more of the creatures a panda might be surrounded by first. I discovered the Tibetan Macaque. These monkeys are known for their mustache and beard like features!
My POLICE PANDA was going to stop a monkey on one side and smaller creatures on the other. I added some mice, for fun.
I decided my animals were going to ride on bikes. I used to work at a bike company when I was a product designer and still remember all the different bikes we got to test ride. Those days filled me with great memories and will be good inspiration for my scene. I picked a tandem bike and unicycle.
I decided to add the tiniest creatures of all to my scene to up the sweetness level. I liked the idea of a big giant panda bear looking out for the smallest creature in their community. A simple row of ants. I know China is known for all sorts of bugs, but I went with the familiar ones here to keep things simple.
I hope you enjoy!
A Guest Artist will be featured next week! Be sure to stop in on Monday to find out who.