A mistake many beginning artists make is being very rigid about the use of their references. The point is not just to trace or try to perfectly capture the reference, but rather to create a mental image or framework for what you’re trying to draw. It’s similar to learning the guitar: First you reference chords and, over time, they are baked into your muscle memory. You want the features of your reference material to be stored in your mental library.
But where to find a good reference? Adobe Stock is an excellent resource to start with. You’ll be able to find thousands of reference pandas within the Stock library. From there, select the heart icon to save the images you want and then pull them from your Adobe Creative Cloud to your Adobe Fresco canvas, where you can superimpose the image in the background to assist with your drawing.
Start with the basic shapes.
When you build a sketched framework of a panda, like many drawing activities, you’ll realise there are common themes and features in your reference materials. With pandas, it’s circles. Lots of them.