In keeping with fun panda poses, I tried to capture what would happen if panda cubs played together. While they may not be the crazy babies of metal music fame they are mischievous.
I have nice assortment of bamboo brushes for doing Chinese Brush Paintings. A rather fun bonus about them (in addition to creating such beautiful brushstrokes) is that they have great names. Traditional Western brushes have names like round #4, filbert and rigger, whereas bamboo brushes have names like orchid bamboo, dragon, mountain horse, and happy dot.
The other day I decided to have some fun with the Happy Dot Brush and my small sketchbook. Since the book only accepts light washes I had to keep my brush dry. The result is the plum blossom below. Not only was it fun — how can you not have fun with a brush that has happy in its name — I finally figured out how to get the branches to look the way I wanted.