A local art store often puts wooden canvases on sale. During one of these sales I purchased some small ones to see how it would be to work on wood. Last Friday inspired by a meme I started almost 5 years ago now, I made this little piece. I used watercolors, colored pencils, and a white paint pen for the painting and the magenta edges are acrylic. I am extremely happy with how this came out. This panda is my current benchmark for how the rest of my work should look.
Awesome panda, Casey! Love the expressiveness, strong characterization, and the subtle action the pose. Colors look great too, very rich.
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Casey, I love this! The texture is wonderful!
How big is it?
And with the risk of sounding ignorant, can you tell me what a meme is? I’ve been hearing it lately and have been wondering!
Hope to see you soon!
Thanks Jim and Sarah 🙂
Sarah, the piece is 4 x 4″. A meme is a start of something where you post something like, I will do 5 pieces of art for the first 5 people to sign up in the comments, but to sign up you also have to offer the same thing on your blog. Does that make sense?
Yes! I’ve seen a few of those on FB and blogs recently bit didn’t know they had a name. I wonder where the word came from.
Lucky person who gets this panda!
As usual, wikipedia has the answer to that:
A meme, a relatively newly coined term, identifies ideas or beliefs that are transmitted from one person or group of people to another. The concept comes from an analogy: as genes transmit biological information, memes can be said to transmit idea and belief information.