Meet Mandy Pandy.

For the last month or so, I have been spending time with the lovely and talented Marielle, practicing and learning Illustrator together.  It is one of my favorite things to do each week and I can’t seem to get enough.

To help push us in a more design oriented direction, I decided to find some tutorials that would make us use the tools within the program in new ways.  That’s when I stumbled upon this site.




I have had a wonderful time going through so many of the tutorials on the site and experimenting with all the lovely and practical advice that saturates each and every post.

And so, I decided to try out one of the tutorials with Marielle at our last “lesson”.  We watched as each gradient-filled circle slowly took shape to create two adorable panda bears.  After seeing the finished product from the tutorial (great job Ryan!)…

…I thought the little guy might be lonely and in need of a female play-mate.  And so, after a Friday morning well-spent, I would like to introduce you to Mandy, the panda bear.

Don’t they look like they would be friends?