i started off by creating a simple panda using the marquee tool in photoshop. i added a pale background and bamboo sticks
i then tried creating a forest in the distance using darker tones of green, however it wasn't looking right trying to create in from my head with no reference.
So i gathered images from google to help me create a base collage. i could then create my own shapes and layers to create a realistic background.
The colours began to come together as i added in the backgorund. i decided to use darker greens that were more vivid and helped make the panda stand out. i created the bamboo sticks using the marquee tool then using the transform function i manipulated them further to create different looking bamboo quickly.