Once upon a time,
the storywriter I usually work with, Tommaso Valsecchi, came with the idea of a Panda sad because of his lack of colors.
I'm so glad that he actually sold this story and I'm waiting for his book (illustrated by a guy that I don't know) coming in 2010.-
Inspired from that story, I made these pictures with my favourite tecnique: collage.- maybe collage is not cool anymore (at least for Italian publishing houses) but I think that is very good to improve color skills and semplification.-
Here some examples of what I did (some time ago):