I enjoyed researching about the Panda bear, something I normally do beforehand, then I illustrate my clipart for a sale item on my website. The process was a lot of fun of adding the texture on the bamboo trees. I love the choice made to add “I am Cute” to the front of the Panda drawing. It brought a chuckle and smile to my face as a finished piece.
Here is what I found out about Pandas:
There are an estimated 1,864 giant pandas left in the world living in the wild and another 300 in captivity. Despite their dwindling numbers, they remain one of the most beloved animals on the planet. Here are some interesting facts about these adorable creatures:
-Giant pandas are black and white and can weigh up to 220 pounds. They are one of the most endangered animals in the world. Scientists are working to save the species by breeding them in captivity and helping them learn how to survive in the wild again.
-Pandas have a strong appetite for bamboo and can eat up to 25 pounds of it each day. They digest only 17 percent of what they eat, so they must consume a lot to get the nutrients they need. They are solitary animals and only interact with others when they are mating.
-They have black and white fur which helps them camouflage in the forest. Pandas are about 4 feet long and are very clumsy looking creatures, but that just adds to their charm. Giant pandas have been known to climb trees.
While reading stats on the Panda bear, I found something else that I could do with my designs.
- A cheat sheet of the top 10 interesting facts about pandas
- A Panda coloring book
- An illustration of a panda with a quote about happiness
- A printable poster of a panda family
- A list of the best places to see pandas in the wild
What ideas might you come up with?