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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 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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:iconcinematic97:
lovely colors!
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infantee Feb 10, 2012
Awesome pic!
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Singerwolf Aug 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
chipmunk loves you!!!
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Dark-Pangolin Jun 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
best animal evar!
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:iconcomputermatthew:
Nice use of color. I like the definition on the scales.
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:iconshizuku-uzu:
this is so cute!! very well done :)
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:icongryphonlordwings:
Ilove pangolins! What a gorgeous peice!
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dinaminzer Sep 4, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
I like the pangolins, :D
they're very special for me :nod:
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