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Art Print

Alexandra Davidoff (alexandradavidoff)

Giant Panda Mother

by Alexandra Davidoff
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Collect your choice of gallery quality Giclée, or fine art prints custom trimmed by hand in a variety of sizes with a white border for framing.

ABOUT THE ART

The panda, officially called a "conservation reliant endangered species," is perhaps one the most famous and most treasured endangered species. Rightfully so, this portrait was drawn on October 4th to proudly celebrate World Animal Day, a universal celebration of animals which began in 1931 at a convention of ecologists in Florence as a way of highlighting the plight of endangered species.

Panda drawing with a basic 2HB pencil. Number 17 in the "Grey Fauna" series. See them all in detail here: https://www.behance.net/gallery/Grey-Fauna/9762151

My intention with this series is to show these fantastical creatures in a serene fashion, drained of all colour. Using only a simple writing pencil to draw them is my way of making a statement against what I feel may be one of the culprits responsible for why so many of these creatures are facing a troubling decline in number on our planet. That culprit being humanity's burning need for acquiring more than they really need, better known as greed. The stress humans have put upon these creatures though pollution, habitat destruction, and in the case of the more exotic creatures, trophy hunting, all stem from humanity's unquenchable thirst and hunger to have what they don't need to have. Humanity's always testing limitations, and while that makes for promising technology, it doesn't serve nature well at all. How does this relate to a basic drawing tool, you ask? The key is in the word "basic". By drawing these animal portraits with a basic tool I'm challenging myself to make use of simple resources while suppressing my hunger to reach for the fabled "more". As a result, the series became more intimate and emotional, and maybe a little sad to reflect my feelings for the animals themselves.

Illustration copyright ©2013 Alexandra Davidoff. All Rights Reserved. Copying, altering, editing, displaying/redistribution of this illustration without permission is strictly prohibited.

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Richard Eijkenbroek commented on October 4, 2013 1:29pm
Beautiful Alexandra!
RvHART commented on October 4, 2013 1:33pm
great piece Alexandra!
Nikola Nupra commented on October 4, 2013 1:58pm
Sweet!
WaterLily commented on October 4, 2013 2:07pm
love this!
Alexandra Davidoff commented on October 4, 2013 2:11pm
Richard, RvHART, Nikola, WaterLily - thank you all very much! :D
Ben Geiger commented on October 4, 2013 2:13pm
SO CUTE I LOVE IT
Alexandra Davidoff commented on October 4, 2013 2:23pm
Thanks Ben! :3
Diane Nicholson commented on October 4, 2013 3:10pm
great, love the eyes! :)
Wendy Townrow commented on October 4, 2013 4:48pm
beautiful!
Mary Kilbreath commented on October 4, 2013 5:23pm
Good job:)
Alexandra Davidoff commented on October 4, 2013 5:55pm
Diane, Wendy, and Mary - thank you!
Chelsea Hantken commented on October 5, 2013 12:06am
Awesome! I really like reading your stories behind the work too ♥
Alexandra Davidoff commented on October 5, 2013 5:19am
Thank you very much Chelsea.
Lidija Paradinović Nagulov - … commented on October 5, 2013 5:49am
so wonderful!!
Alexandra Davidoff commented on October 5, 2013 6:21am
Thank you Lidija.
Eric Fan commented on October 6, 2013 4:18pm
great piece! love the series
Alexandra Davidoff commented on October 7, 2013 1:12am
Thank you very much Eric! :)
Pom Graphic Design commented on October 8, 2013 5:33am
nice work alexandra!
Alexandra Davidoff commented on October 8, 2013 9:30am
Thank you Pom! :D
Catspaws commented on October 12, 2013 2:10am
beautiful art alexandra
Alexandra Davidoff commented on October 12, 2013 3:50pm
Thank you catspaws.
Donuts commented on October 13, 2013 3:43pm
Brilliant work!!!
Alexandra Davidoff commented on October 13, 2013 6:17pm
Thank you Donuts!
Monika Strigel commented on October 15, 2013 8:21am
Beautifl work!
Angelo Cerantola commented on October 16, 2013 9:52am
I really like this animals series, Alexandra, well done!
pascal+ commented on October 17, 2013 11:24am
Amazing drawing!!
Alexandra Davidoff commented on October 17, 2013 11:33am
Monika, Angelo, and Pascal - thank you! :D
J.P Ormiston commented on October 22, 2013 11:46am
beautiful drawing!
Alexandra Davidoff commented on October 22, 2013 11:48am
Thank you WindUpTheatre.
Mila Tovar commented on December 2, 2013 3:55am
Stunning works!
Alexandra Davidoff commented on December 2, 2013 5:40am
Thank you milatovar. :)
Bella Harris commented on December 10, 2013 1:41pm
Amazing creature... amazing drawing
Alexandra Davidoff commented on December 11, 2013 5:16am
Thank you Bella.
Peter Fulop commented on January 11, 2014 1:32am
Love it!
Alexandra Davidoff commented on January 11, 2014 7:56pm
Thank you Peter!
AmDuf commented on January 23, 2014 8:40am
Great one!
Alexandra Davidoff commented on January 23, 2014 8:47am
Thank you AmDuf.
Luca Massone commented on February 3, 2014 1:58pm
Bellissimo davvero Alexandra, un viso e degli occhi molto espressivi
Alexandra Davidoff commented on February 3, 2014 2:24pm
Thank you very much Luca!
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