The Red Panda - Ana Baroso Xavier

NAME: Ana Baroso Xavier
COUNTRY: Portugal
TITLE: The Red Panda
TECHNIQUE: Graphite Pencils on Paper
YEAR: 2015
DESCRIPTION: In this composition there are three drawings illustrating the face, body and skeleton of the Red Panda. Each of the drawings was originally made in A3 size (29.7 x 42 cm), with graphite pencils on paper, and then edited on the computer for finishing touches.
The red panda (Ailurus Fulgens), also called lesser panda or red cat-bear, is a small arboreal mammal native to the eastern Himalayas and south-western China. It is dwarfed by the black-and-white giant that shares its name, growing to the size of a house cat, with a big bushy tail measuring an additional 18 inches.
The main reason I choose the red panda is because it's an endangered species, victim of deforestation. Its natural space is shrinking as more and more forests are destroyed by logging and the spreading of agriculture. The exact size of Asia's red panda population is currently unknown, but zoos around the world have taken up the call to preserve this harmless and beautiful creature.
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