With a penchant for bamboo, large, adorable eyes, and a friendly, innocent nature, panda bears are one of the cutest animals in our kingdom – but they are also sadly endangered.
Trophy hunters, poachers, and developers have caused their numbers to deplete in recent years, and they are one of the main animals to constantly sit at the top of the endangered list.
To try and celebrate their unique magnificence, we will learn how to bring one to life through the power of art – and dabbing.
Step-By-Step Images and Instructions
Start by using a black pen to create a jagged line at the top of your page – almost like a backward “Z” shape, slanted at an angle.
To the right of this add a “horseshoe” shape with a pointed top.
Connect the two halves of the “horseshoe” together with a curved line…
And add another, smaller “horseshoe” inside the first.
Using the black pen, fill in the space in between, leaving the smaller horseshoe white.
To the right of this shape, bring another line across and down in a jagged shape, heading towards the bottom right-hand corner of your page.
At the end of this, bring another curved line across towards the bottom left-hand corner of the page.
Return to the “zigzag” on the left, and bring a curved line across towards the bottom left-hand corner of the page, curving this in at the bottom.
Add a small “bump”, and then fill in the gap with a long, thin oblong shape – this should be slightly wider at the bottom end.
Just above this, add a vertical line, topped with a curve that meets the shape you just drew. Add a semicircle to cut the top off this, and another, upside down, semicircle at the bottom of this – this will be the eye.
Repeat this shape to create another eye…
And add another horseshoe to the left-hand side of the head to create another ear.
Now, return to the section you were just working on, and bring a wavy line down from the bottom of the shape.
At the end of this, bring the line out, down, and across to the right, before bringing it back in, and across to the right-hand side, creating a leg. At the end of the line, bring the line down towards the bottom right-hand corner of your page.
Add another small foot to the end of this…
And then bring the line of the leg back up at an angle, before curving in and back out towards the top right-hand corner of the page. Curve the end of the line round, and follow it back into the head to create an arm.
Add another small “horseshoe” shape, this time slightly more square in design, to the right-hand side of the animal.
Now, return to the main body, and add a shape that mirrors that of the outside lines. At the top of this, curve the line across to create a complete shape.
Use a black pen to fill in the outside section, leaving the tummy, tail, and face white.
Add a small mark between the eyes for a nose…
And use a pink pen to fill in the space in the ears to complete your look!
And in just a few short steps, you have created a stylish, dabbing panda. Now, why not do some research to learn more about these amazing creatures, and see how you could help?