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A Boy and his Panda by In-The-Distance A Boy and his Panda by In-The-Distance
This was a commission for a lovely couple, who wanted me to paint their son with his favourite plush panda toy come real, on an adventure. I thought it was a gorgeous idea, and I really enjoyed painting it!

It felt so good to use coloured pencils again too after the string of watercolour paintings I've done lately!

Done with: Watercolours and coloured pencils
Size: A2 59.4cm x 42cm  (16.5inch x 23.4inch)



Panda photo reference: hymnsstock.deviantart.com/art/…
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Given 2014-10-29
A Boy and his Panda by In-The-Distance is bringing childhood fairy tales alive! This charming mixed media work combines different techniques beautifully and shows a strong bond between the boy and the panda. ( Featured by Agaave )
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SueMArt Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Stunning.
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GenniGenevieve Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is one of the cutest pictures I have ever seen! Cuter than pictures of baby animals BY FAR!
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In-The-Distance Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks very much!! XD 
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Nakouwolf Featured By Owner May 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This one is just so adorable :heart:
I truly admire your skills with traditional art! You're just incredible! :love:
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In-The-Distance Featured By Owner May 18, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks very much! 
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SDA-MessengersOracle Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my word, my almost-two-year-old daughter would LOVE this. That's all I hear out of her, "Panda?...Panda?" She's suddenly become obsessed with them. :XD: Perhaps to her, this is what they look like; glorious and perfect. This is an absolutely breathtaking picture. It's a no wonder it received a DD feature. Wow, congrats to you! :aww: It's always exciting when someone I know gets that coveted feature. It's been far too long since I've rummaged through your art. My daughter Hadahsa has the patent in rummaging through my life right now. :giggle: Busy, busy busy. :faint:
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In-The-Distance Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww thanks very much! I'm sure your daughter is making sure you're never bored ;)
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SDA-MessengersOracle Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Never bored, always insane. lol :XD:
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Nislande Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow you are a genius.. I mean wow! this is beyond my wildest dreams, I'm off to check out the rest of your gallery!
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In-The-Distance Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you!! XD 
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Fioletoowa Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
PANDA PANDA PANDA <3
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In-The-Distance Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
^^
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Saraais Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey, congrats on your second DD!! You really deserve it, I just love this painting! :heart:

Heh funny, I was just about to suggest this one as I realized it already got one yesterday xDDD
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In-The-Distance Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww thank you!!!  Haha that's funny!  I was really proud of this picture so I'm so happy for the DD!!!
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rajasegar Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great piece of work!!
Thanks for sharing...
Featured in Daily Inspirations at hangaroundtheweb.com/2014/10/d…
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In-The-Distance Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you !
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Doctorwholovesthe80s Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Wow, I love this!

Years ago in this one fantasy story I thought of, but might never finish, I had one of the main characters ride a large panda.
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In-The-Distance Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you!

When I got the description of the commission, I thought it was a bit "The Golden Compass"-like. I think it's a cool idea to have a giant panda as a mount. Good luck writing your story if you're still doing so! 
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Doctorwholovesthe80s Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
It would rock having a giant panda as a mount, my other main character has a gorilla as his mount.

Thanks, but I have no idea if this story will ever see the light of day. I don't even remember where my notes of it are.=P (Razz) 
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FreedomMustang Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful, this piece really does give a sense of childhood back!
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In-The-Distance Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you ^^ That's one of the things I love about this piece!
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LoreTheAwkwardWeirdo Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Student General Artist
this is so cute! congrats on the DD...well deserved! :)
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In-The-Distance Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks very much!
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erierii Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is too cute! Great work!!
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In-The-Distance Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you!!
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Mr-Pink-Rose Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014
Adorable and very sweet...I'll bet every kid wishes their toys came to life!
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In-The-Distance Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks, yes, I know I treated my toys as alive for a long time as a kid XD 
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phantsythat Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is spectacular. I can't help but think the boy and his parents were delighted.
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In-The-Distance Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The parents were pleased, unfortunately I have no idea how the boy reacted, but I do know the painting was destined for his bedroom haha
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phantsythat Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think the boy is going to love that for a very long time
.. even though he might not mention it in the short term.
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In-The-Distance Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you, I hope so :) 
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bear48 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Professional
sweet job
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In-The-Distance Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks :)
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DJMadameNoir Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
love love love!
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In-The-Distance Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you! ^^
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NezuPanda Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omg omg adooorableee <3333
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In-The-Distance Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
aw thanks!! 
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NadiaVWenk Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love 
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Connan-Bell Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014   Traditional Artist
... I wanna ride a friggin' panda!! 
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AthenaTT Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014
SOOO CUTE :flirty:
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lithium25 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014
hermosoooo me encanto!!!!!
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LilacMistTheUnicorn Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How cute!!! You totally deserve a watch!
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In-The-Distance Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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LilacMistTheUnicorn Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:-)
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ThereseOfTheNorth Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014
Youre friends are so very lucky! wow! absolutely gorgeous and such a great idea!
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In-The-Distance Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! ^^ 
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GabrielGuyer Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014
LOVE this piece :D Really wonderful detail and emotion here. Grats on the well-deserved DD! :thumbsup:
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In-The-Distance Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much!
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz::iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:
I’m very happy for you!!! :iconloveloveplz: :tighthug:
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In-The-Distance Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks very much ^^ 
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