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Rare 2010 Calendar - Pangolin by synnabar Rare 2010 Calendar - Pangolin by synnabar
This my piece for the Limited Edition RARE 2010 Calendar.

I was asked to do a pangolin (mine is an Indian pangolin), and it actually was a big challenge to not only get the scales right, but to also draw it in a way that showed the creature to advantage yet was interesting! I tried front views, 3/4 views, side views, back views, but nothing worked right or showed the scales enough. I tried several ways to fit it in the picture, but it was hard to get it looking right without seeming to have bent it oddly. I drew at least 40 thumbnails and roughs!

I wanted to add another animal (in this case, an Indian palm squirrel) to add a bit of story. It was a big challenge and took me a long time, but I was glad to try it, and though there are things I'd fix, I learned a lot in the process and was very glad to be a part of it!!! (thanks Ashalind!)

The drawing was done in mechanical pencil on bristol, and then was scanned in and colored in Photoshop CS3.
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LandGart Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
We are featuring the pangolin this month and have featured your art on our group! Come check us out at FeaturedCreature!
cinematic97 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
lovely colors!
infantee Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012
Awesome pic!
solarissss Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011
Aww so cool!
Singerwolf Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
chipmunk loves you!!!
Dark-Pangolin Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
best animal evar!
ComputerMatthew Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011
Nice use of color. I like the definition on the scales.
Shizuku-Uzu Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011
this is so cute!! very well done :)
GryphonLordwings Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
Ilove pangolins! What a gorgeous peice!
dinaminzer Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
I like the pangolins, :D
they're very special for me :nod:
TamagoStudio Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
So adorable, I like so much the Pangolins.
LadyLycanthrope Featured By Owner May 28, 2010
*SCREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAM* I LUV PANGOLINS MORE THAN I LOVE MAH MOTHER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart:
MonsterBrand Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010  Professional Photographer
You have been featured here: [link]

Opalance Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010
Heehee, pangolin! This was my brother's favorite animal when he was little.
Koushoku-jin Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
:wow: The amount of detailing you make is very remarkable -- I also love how the color tones play out, so bright and calming

Very beautiful piece! :salute:
Art-of-Sekhmet Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010  Professional General Artist
my boyfriend and I love the little chipmunk!!!
Nimrais Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I really love the atmosphere in this one! Probably one of my most favorite pictures of the Rare 2010 calendar :3
WindSeeker Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow!! *loves Pangolins!!* This is great!
Nashoba-Hostina Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010   General Artist
Oh my stars, that's awesome! She turned out great... love the scales, love the colors! Really swell glowy warm feel to the piece too. Fantabulous work!
Ashalind Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
This is so serene. I always had complete faith that you would make an awesome pangolin anthro and we just couldn't leave it out. lol. Once again, great job!
OddFacade Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010
Synnabar! ^.^ It's always great to see from you, even if it's few and far in time!

It always give me a smile to see your art, and has such a sweet feeling of friendship to go with it. :) Very cute drawing! ^_^
onlyone7 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010
This is very sweet :) a beautiful calendar piece
shiverz Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
An excellent choice for a rare animal, I never see pangolins drawn, if ever. I adore them so much too, which now makes me wonder why I haven't drawn one by now XD

I love the amount of detail in this final piece, the colours bring so much depth to the picture and make it almost hop out of the page. All the effort you went through on deciding the composition/pose etc, has truly paid off!

Automatic fave add! :highfive:
shiverz Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
This piece has been featured in my journal :wave: [link]
Mottenfest Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is among my favorite in the calender. I love these beasties to begin with, so seeing one by a favorite artist is quite a treat! I love the scales, you seem to have gotten them spot on, and she looks so lovely and docile!
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