Acrylic on canvas. Head is 2 inches from top to chin.
This is the original reference photo
This painting was very fun to do. I enjoyed the change in subject matter and the strength of the composition in the original reference photo that didn’t take much altering. The commissioner wanted his face to look more recent, as the original reference photo was taken about 10 years ago.
This commission was done for a friend. It is done in pen and ink and is 2 x 3 ft. It took about three weeks to complete. The finished product had highlights of color in the bamboo and face of the panda, but I documented it in black and white since I liked it better.