I’m back to random photos from the Something to Draw website again for today. The reference photo for this cute little red panda was submitted by Shannon Rose O’Shea. I’m afraid he was at least ten times more adorable in the photo than he is in my sketch though. Still, I just couldn’t resist taking a shot at capturing him.
I probably should have worked a bit more on the underdrawing before moving on the the watercolour stage for this one. I couldn’t get the panda’s face quite right. I also had a lot of trouble with the colours. All in all I think it turned out okay but definitely not fantastic.
It’s fine as long as I avoid looking at the photo though. Of course, I think it’s like that with a lot of my pictures. I like them much better looking back on them later than I do when I have an actual photo or painting to compare them to.