"Red Panda's Volcano Hideout" 8" x10" Acrylic on Board By Sandra Fremgen
In this painting, we finally get to meet Panda's arch rival, Red Panda! Just like Panda, Red Panda was a top notch agent at the CIA. He and Panda were the dynamic duo that saved lives all over the globe. Eventually, Red Panda grew tired of helping others and saw how much he could gain if he worked for himself. With all of his secrets of the CIA, Red Panda left and formed his own evil organization. Now he will stop at nothing to take over the world!
BEHIND THE SCENES OF THIS PAINTING:
In the summer of 2013, I was working with a friend to possibly turn Panda into a video game. I created many worlds and different allies and villains for Panda to encounter. I thought Red Panda would be the ultimate bad guy because his design could be the "evil" version of Panda. Panda is dashing and cute, while Red Panda is more angular and harsh looking. For this painting, I wanted to explore more of a red, orange and gold color scheme. I also wanted to play around with the concept of broad brush strokes. Hence you see Red Panda's face is more abstract and less rendered than the Tiki.
ART TECHNIQUE OF THIS PAINTING:
This painting features bold brush strokes that show up on the surface of the board. The style is graphic to show Red Panda as a menacing character in a simple way. The hot color palette of reds, pinks, oranges and yellows is balanced out by cool browns. The sparkling diamond is rendered in different shades of browns, grays and blacks.