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PatrickHedges
02-26-2011, 06:37 AM
Going stir (or scratch) crazy on my stuffed up back but had to start something. This is small - 5x7 - and is from my own ref of a panda in the Adelaide Zoo. It will be coloured.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-Feb-2011/60252-Panda001comp.jpg

By the way, I actually do feel, after two weeks, like I'm a bit on the mend.

artofnature
02-26-2011, 07:24 AM
Must have been the 500 hits I hit your web page with that gave you a lift!! So glad you are back at work.

Hey Patrick, this is looking really really good. The fur is fabulous and that lighting. I wouldn't be touching that fur much anymore. It's great the way it is. Looking forward to more more more soon soon soon.

Harry Seymour
02-26-2011, 09:39 AM
Wonderful piece and I'm glad you are on the mend.

Diana Lee
02-26-2011, 11:38 AM
Ooooooo, excellent!! Glad you are on the road to recovery!!

Diana

03ahmed
02-26-2011, 11:45 AM
Awesome start!! I too have been thinking of doing a Panda and I hear that Edinburgh zoo are going to home two so I am going to wait until then.:)

objectivistartist
02-26-2011, 12:22 PM
Coloring a black and white object - good one... :eek::lol::lol:

lorna12
02-26-2011, 02:35 PM
Coloring a black and white object - good one... :eek::lol::lol:

:lol: That was my first thought!

Looking great so far, Patrick! I'm so glad to hear you're feeling better...at least well enough to scratch up a small one. Just because it's small doesn't mean you have to show it small...how about some closer views, please?

Rodman
02-26-2011, 02:58 PM
Looks great... great looking shot to work from, it seems.. great going with the camera as. Well. .. glad to hear your well enough to be able to suck it up and draw.. im watching

birdlover
02-26-2011, 05:12 PM
Looking good all ready.

FoggyMountain
02-26-2011, 10:02 PM
Wow, this is incredible. You always have unique poses and this is no exception. So realistic (sometimes Pandas have a comical look). This is great. Glad you're starting to feel better.

PatrickHedges
02-27-2011, 08:21 AM
Thanks guys :)

Lorna, I'll post close-ups later though they're far from impressive :lol: On this computer, my software is compressing it badly and messing it up unless I go this small, but I'll fix that later with another computer.
Coloring a black and white object - good one... :eek::lol::lol:
:lol: Good point Robert, but I like colouring zebras for the same reason - they allow you to be really subtle and yet add that tiny bit of pizzazz (hopefully :lol: )

Here's an update. No ink or colour yet so this will change massively. The ground will have more to it, the background isn't done, the fur isn't nearly finished and the eyes will go back to being barely visible too

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/27-Feb-2011/60252-Panda002comp.jpg

artofnature
02-27-2011, 08:34 AM
Oooh. I want to throw my arms around him - the panda Patrick, not you!

VENKAT
02-27-2011, 09:57 AM
Looks almost finished at this stage except color in the back ground ,perhaps.
Venkat

Harry Seymour
02-27-2011, 01:55 PM
Talk about fluffy--wow. This is wonderful. Looking forward to whatever else you have in mind. Sure it will be a treat.

MuttHut
02-27-2011, 06:41 PM
Oh I sure like this one Patrick, a great shot of a Panda as well, Looking forward to the color stage.

Wendy

birdlover
02-28-2011, 02:34 PM
I want to hug him too looks so fuzzy. Like his bamboo also.

artbygail
02-28-2011, 07:16 PM
Lovely piece Patrick. The fur is so soft, can almost reach out and touch it. Gail

PatrickHedges
02-28-2011, 07:51 PM
Many thanks for all the great comments :)

This is now finished. This by the way is Funi, who is partnered with Wang Wang at the Adelaide zoo. I wanted to take her out of the zoo and put her in China with lots of bamboo to eat. Just a fun piece designed to get me back into scratching.

This scan shows as the same size as the original on my monitor

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/28-Feb-2011/60252-Panda_compressed.jpg

Here're a couple of closeups. Not much finesse here :lol:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/28-Feb-2011/60252-Panda_closeup_02.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/28-Feb-2011/60252-Panda_closeup_01.jpg

Harry Seymour
02-28-2011, 08:05 PM
Well you are clearly back in it full force. This is lovely and the color harmony is off the color chart.

lorna12
02-28-2011, 08:24 PM
Wow...excellent finish Patrick...even the closeups are great! Love the subtle coloring!

artofnature
02-28-2011, 08:31 PM
Well ya sure got ya mojo back again Patrick and ya back must be a bit better too to be achieving these results again.

This is my fave painting of yours. Love the subject. Fur is amazing. Particularly like the colouring and I can see some nice colours on the back legs too. That bamboo is a knockout. And I love the way the bamboo piece falls across the foreground to break it up. Looks like he's heading towards it to make some lunch out of it.

What's ya next project? Can't wait to see it!!
:clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap:

Buggin3
02-28-2011, 08:45 PM
Very cool, Patrick!! Love the colors. They go together perfectly. :thumbsup:

Rodman
02-28-2011, 08:57 PM
Cool as can be....

MuttHut
02-28-2011, 09:51 PM
Wonderful finish Patrick.

Wendy

VENKAT
03-01-2011, 12:03 AM
I like the subtle coloring on a subject without much scope for strong colors other than black.
Venkat

pamelalbd
03-01-2011, 12:33 AM
Gorgeous little piece! So glad your able to get back scratching Patrick just don't overdo it and make for more pain and even longer getting better!

Bertoni
03-01-2011, 12:36 AM
Patrick:
Great looking Panda!!!!!!!!! Hope you're feeling a lot better!!! Super work on the fur!

sandrawillard
03-01-2011, 01:29 AM
Simply gorgeous. Wow.

Snuzin Susan
03-01-2011, 02:04 AM
:)

-Susan

03ahmed
03-01-2011, 08:25 AM
Awesome!!

Diana Lee
03-01-2011, 11:51 AM
Ditto, ditto and ditto!!! What an excellent piece! LOVE the color!!!!

Diana

emilycolors
03-01-2011, 12:13 PM
The color just sparkles! How do you do that?!

FoggyMountain
03-01-2011, 01:53 PM
Terrific use of color and scratching. It looks amazing.

birdlover
03-01-2011, 04:56 PM
Love him Patrick.

Pantherinae
03-01-2011, 05:48 PM
Patrick, I think this is lovely, excellent work. The color is wonderful.

Amy

PatrickHedges
03-01-2011, 07:06 PM
Many thanks everyone. I'm glad it worked out as it was just a fun piece, nothing serious, and only took a few hours - less than ten for sure.

Willowsee
03-01-2011, 07:39 PM
Beautiful work! I probably skipped over it in the comments somewhere, but what did you use to colour it? Inks? I love the fur details in this :)

PatrickHedges
03-01-2011, 07:59 PM
Thanks :) I actually used watercolours. I prefer them to inks - I just find them easier to use as the mixing is straight forward.

MJGresko
03-01-2011, 08:01 PM
The time off didn't curtail your workmanship. Looks great as usual.