Here's Lederhosen Panda (which my StudioTeaBreak co-host Alison Diamond said would make a great name for a band):
This one's inspired by the launch of two panda books - one of which has my quote on the front cover! - by Sarah Horne and Swapna Haddow & Sheena Dempsey.)
Here's Uncle Runkel Elephunkel, who looks very much like my godfather, space engineer Henry Runkel.
And here are all eight together!
Here's what a first sketch will look like:
Lederhosen Panda after one coat of paint:
After I've added another coat or two. (The yellow and orange need several, the first coat is very streaky. Which looks kind of cool, too, but it's a different effect than the one I'm going for with these.) Panda looks very eerie until I've drawn in his eyeballs.