• Diane M Kellogg

Red Panda


by Sivanvitha Juturu


The Red Panda

Introduction:

This painting is for all panda lovers. It made me choose this project because, of its unique attractive features like a bear body, long tail, and thick rusty fur. The results are a cute and pretty little animal that you will enjoy painting!


SUPPLIES:

· Circular MDF board 12X12inch MDF-RD-2mm-12x12x3 Twinkling Parrots

Paints:

Folkart Multisurface:

· Burnt Umber 462

· Titanium White 2938

· Pure Black 2957

· Pure Orange 2903

· Yellow Ochre 2957

Liquitex:

· Burnt Sienna 1046127

· Napthol Crimson 1046292

Medium:

· Decoart Matte Sealer/ Finish Spray AS-13-7

· Plaid Mod Podge CS15138

· Plaid Blending Gel 867

Brushes:

Plaid:

· Flat Brush Size 12 1059

· Round brush Size 1 1050

· Flat Brush Size 6 1059

· Flat Brush 3/4inch 1059

· Flat Brush Size 4 1059

· Rake brush ½ inch 1293

Arora:

· Wash brush flat 2 inch ar63

Princeton:

· Blender brush Size 6 RB-6

Artist's Den:

· Filbert brush Size 2 B08LDF618P

Miscellaneous Supplies:

· Any greenery background paper napkin

· Paper Towels

· Pencils

· Water bin

· Pallet paper

· Grey Transfer Paper

· Masking Tape

· Pallet Knife

· Spray Bottle

Tip:

· I did my own experimental decoupage technique, explained in the steps below. You can also follow your style of decoupage as there are many techniques. Make sure you have minimum folds.

Preparation:

1. First, we need to decoupage the napkin to board. For this, I placed my napkin on the MDF board. Then with the water spray bottle, I sprayed on the entire napkin with minimal force and made it wet.

2. Now I took the damp 2inch wash brush loaded with mod podge and starting from center stroking outside, I applied the mod podge on the entire top of the napkin with very minimal pressure.

3. If you see any folds you can try to remove them by stroking gently on them. Small folds can be ignored, painting on it adds a texture to it.

4. After you finish the decoupage, leave it for at least a day and then transfer the pattern on it.



Instructions:

Birch tree:

1. Initially apply a coat of blending gel on the tree branch using 3/4th inch flat brush.

2. Load 3/4th inch flat brush with grey mix (burnt umber (40%) + Napthol Crimson (10%) + White (50%)) and brush the horizontal strokes half the way on top of the tree branch. This acts as a shadow color.

3. Load 3/4th inch flat brush with White and brush horizontal strokes in the opposite direction of the same branch. This will be a highlight color. Make sure that both colors are properly blended without any harsh edges. Finish this on all the tree branches.



4. Load 3/4th inch flat brush with Grey mix, staying on chisel edge brush some horizontal stripes on highlight side randomly. Using the same dirty brush load with white and stroke some stripes on the shadow side of the branch. For the small branch, you can use flat brush #6.



5. Now Load 3/4th inch flat brush with White and put a few stripes below the grey stripes. This shows some depth in the painting. Stroke the same on all branches.

6. Load flat brush #6 with Burnt Umber, with the corner of the brush, apply the marks on the branch randomly by holding the handle of the brush. After this dries put another coat of burnt umber in the same style by leaving some gaps on the mark. Also, pull some vertical dark stripes under the big marks.





Panda:

1. Initially, we will get started by blocking the eyes and ears with Black. Load the dry round blender brush #6 with the least amount of Grey (Black- 80% + White – 20%) and stroke around the ear with a circular motion.




2. Load the rake ½ inch brush with an inky consistency (make a nice mix with a lot of paint and water, make a small puddle) of Yellow Ochre (80%)+ Burnt Umber (20%) and stroke (start in the air and finish in the air) on the portions as shown in the figure below.



3. Load the rake ½ inch brush with an inky consistency (make a nice mix with a lot of paint and water, make a small puddle) of Burnt Umber (80%)+ Black (20%) and stroke (start in the air and finish in the air) on the portions as shown in the figure above.


4. If the opaqueness of paint is not achieved like in the picture add another layer.

5. Load the ½ inch rake brush with Burnt Umber (80%) + Black (20%) and stroke on Yellow Ochre mix marks. After this again load the ½ inch rake brush with Burnt Sienna (80%) + White (20%) and stroke on the black marks as shown. You can do another layer if required.




6. Load the ½ inch rake brush with Yellow Ochre and stroke on Burnt Sienna mix. Follow the direction of the fur shown in the picture. You can do 2 layers. One layer should dry before stroking another layer.



7. Load ½ inch rake brush with Yellow Ochre (60%) + Burnt Sienna (20%) + White (10%) and stroke at the end of Yellow Ochre portion. This acts as a highlight. Load ½ inch rake brush with Titanium White and stroke on the edge of ears, eyes, and few portions on the face as shown in the photo. This will take few layers to obtain thick fur. Follow the direction of the fur. Load round brush #1 with inky White and stroke a few hairs inside the ear lobe.






Eyes and Nose:

1. Load dry filbert brush #2 with burnt sienna and stroke on the eyes not covering the entire black. Add a small amount of white to burnt sienna to the same dirty brush and stroke not covering the previous layer. All colors and layers should be seen (layering technique). The same to be done on the nose. For the mouth side load flat brush #6 with Burnt Umber and stroke along the mouth line. Add mustache by loading round brush #2 with inky White near the mouth.

2. Load round brush #1 with black and put a dot inside the eye. Add glint on both eyes by loading round brush #1 with a mix of White and Burnt Sienna.





Finishing:

Following the manufacturer's direction seal the surface with several light coats of matte spray varnish, allowing appropriate drying time between coats.


Directions of fur:



DOWNLOAD LINE DRAWING HERE.

ORIGINAL WORD FILE


Project and Photos ©2021 Sivanvitha Juturu


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