about creating a simple Panda Bear? Ready...let's begin.
an new image - I like to make mine large so I am using 400 x
400, true colour, white background We'll start with his
tummy. Select the Path Drawing Tool, Oval, grey colour,
2D. Next, select a Circle with the Path Drawing Tool, use a
lighter gray and attach it to the tummy, like so.
little Panda needs a pair of ears so create another circle,
light blue then change it into an image by Selecting
Object/Convert to Image.
select the Eraser Tool and carefully remove the bottom of the
circle. Right-click on the ear to duplicate it, then
select Edit/Rotate & Flip/Flip Horizontal. Use the Transform
Tool to attach each ear to the Panda's head.
need to give the Panda a chin. Path Drawing Tool/Custom
Shape/Round Edges 3. Use your Pick Tool and select the
chin if it is not already selected, then hold down your Shift
Key and select the Panda's head too. Right click and Merge
as a Single Object.
his paw, I used the Path Drawing Tool/Spline Tool and drew it
across his tummy. Right click/Duplicate and use your Pick
Tool/Send To Back. Resize it just a little...we'll take care of
the part sticking up in a moment.
important observation here Folks! I did the beginning of
this tutorial yesterday, saved my work as a ufo and closed down
for the night. Today, I wanted to finish this tutorial and
opened PI, opened my saved panda pieces in ufo format and GUESS
got that stupid 'unable to load string' error, so REMEMBER!!!!
save your work; save it under different file names so you have
several versions. There is nothing more annoying than
losing your work and having to start over...grrrr!
now that is out of my system, we can continue...if my little
pictures look a tad different, you all know the reason
the Spline Tool again and create a hind leg for our little fella.
create the eyes, select the Path Drawing Tool, Custom Shape/Raindrop,colour
Black. Place it on the bear's head and rotate it 15
degrees clockwise. Add a white circle to the eye, then a smaller
black circle over the white. You can choose any colour for the
two circles to create them, then change them when they are on
the bear's face.