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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!
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cinematic97 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
lovely colors!
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infantee Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012
Awesome pic!
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solarissss Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011
Aww so cool!
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Singerwolf Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
chipmunk loves you!!!
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Dark-Pangolin Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
best animal evar!
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ComputerMatthew Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011
Nice use of color. I like the definition on the scales.
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Shizuku-Uzu Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011
this is so cute!! very well done :)
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GryphonLordwings Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
Ilove pangolins! What a gorgeous peice!
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dinaminzer Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
I like the pangolins, :D
they're very special for me :nod:
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