Friday, January 13, 2017

Baby Panda Drawing Diary (AND HAPPY NEW YEAR)

*Karate kicks the door open*

HEYOOOO- I'M BACK!

Phew, I haven't posted here since last year.

[Beat]

Sorry that was terrible...

Moving on!

I was thinking of doing another drawing/painting process (feat. my random thoughts) blog post and so here we are :D


Disclaimer: I often have moments where I have absolutely no clue what I am doing so please bear with me.

[ahem]


-STEP ONE-


Look up and collect all the references you can find while remaining completely focus- AWW LOOK AT ALL THE BABY PANDAS.


-STEP TWO-


Ahem. After staring at picture references for who knows how long (during which I somehow ended up looking at Star Wars pins), I sketched a very basic idea of what I wanted it to look like.

Very. Basic.... and er, bad.

 Oh well.


-STEP THREE-


I traced over it with another brush and added a balloon (because cuteness that's why) this time being much neater... I think.

I also added a single tooth to give a ferocious/cute look. Why just one tooth you ask?

Observe my dear reader:


Now the panda is just ferocious (and maybe even a little bit crazy looking) with very little cuteness effect.

That is why I only put in one tooth :D


-STEP FOUR-


Next, I re-checked my panda reference pictures and blacked out the necessary areas to make it look as much like a panda as possible. (This is where the reference pictures often come in handy.)


-STEP SIX-


Next I did the eyes and mouth.... and that's about it.

._.


-STEP SEVEN-


Checked my reference pictures again (after lunch) and realised that panda's aren't just completely white and black... Huh.

Looking back, I probably could have just left it at white and just called it a day, but I like to experiment with colours so.... 

-STEP EIGHT-


Yah. I might have gone a bit overboard...

Oh well! :D

Because it looks a bit messy as just random blobs of colour we shall do this!

Change previous brush to this one:

Continue on to next screenshot.


Smooth out the colours... And repeat a thousand times until it looks about right :)


-STEP TEN-


Okay! Smoothing out blobs accomplished, now for the balloon :D



Haha.... Just kidding, we have to smooth out more blobs.

(95% of my colouring technique right there: Place Blobs. Smooth Blobs. Repeat until looks right. Done.)



Last but not least, I added a simple light grey blob for the panda's shadow, add mah butterfly signature and....


All done :D

6 comments:

  1. Yep, very cute, though he looked quite scary when he had more teeth! Nice blob smoothing too.

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  2. I am about to attempt this, but in paint and with something more difficult.. Wish me luck! (I'll post it on NaNoWriMo or my blog or something) -Ral

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    1. Hehe, okay! Good luck and I look forward to hearing how you went :D

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