Punching Pandas are now on Redbubble!

I’m happy to announce that the Punching Pandas are now on Redbubble! Now you can have your favorite panda art on a hoodie, a phone case, a mug, and even a duvet cover! I also included some of my other non-panda art on Redbubble which you can browse in the “Nolen Lee Art” section. Don’t forget to click the “Follow” link so you can get updates when a new product is uploaded.

I will still have my own site store running on this site, but I’m transitioning it to only carry original art and special pieces; you can access links to both stores under the “Shop” menu in the header. Make sure to check back every now and then for new products and updates. Cheers!


Rose City Comic Con! More Pre-commission slots!

Yesterday, I posted my appearance for Fan Expo Canada in Toronto during Labor Day weekend for my Canadian audience. Today is for my fellow ‘MURICANS. I will be tabling at the Rose City Comic Con down in my hometown of Portland at Table D-10! In addition, I am opening up pre-commission slots for those of you attending RCCC. If you are interested in an ink commission, the starting prices for a single character with minimal background are as follows:

  • 5×7 – $30 USD
  • 8×10 – $45 USD
  • 11×17 – $100 USD

Please email your name, your commission request, and the day you want to pick up the piece to punchingpandas on gmail. After your request has been approved, I will send you my Paypal info and will start on the commission when I receive payment. I’m going to start with 10 commission slots for now, and if I have time for anymore, I’ll open more slots. Looking forward to seeing you all there!

Fan Expo Canada Pre-Commissions Open!

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Hey Toronto, it’s time for Fan Expo Canada! I’ll be at Table A389 in the Artist Alley September 1-4 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

I’m also opening up pre-commission slots today! I’ll open 10 for now, and if there’s more availability I might open more. Prices for a single character ink drawing and minimal background start at the following prices (in Canadian Dollars):

  • 5×7 – $35 CAD
  • 8×10 – $60 CAD
  • 11×17 – $120 CAD


Below are some samples of commissions from last year’s Fan Expo Canada.

To sign up for a commission slot, please email me at punchingpandasart on Gmail. Please send me your name, your commission request, and the day that you’re planning on picking up your piece. Once your request has been approved, I’ll send you my PayPal info and will start work once I receive payment. For more details, visit my commissions page. Look forward to seeing you all!

Kinokuniya Speaking Event (6/25)!

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Hey folks! I’ll be doing a speaking event at the Kinokuniya Bookstore at the Seattle Uwajimaya on Saturday at 2pm. I’ll be sharing about my journey as an artist and giving a live drawing demo. I’ll have books, prints, and shirts to sell as well. The event is free and open to the public, come by and say hi!


ECCC 2016 & Pre-Commissions!

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Hey Seattle, it’s that time of year again! Yup, it’s time for the Emerald City Comicon! This one holds a special place in my heart as it was the first con that I ever attended, and it’s the first one that I tabled at! This year I will be featuring in the Artists Alley again at Table K9, and I’m also pleased to announce that will have an original piece that will be featured in the Monsters and Dames art book benefitting the Seattle Children’s Hospital.

And once again, I’m opening pre-commissions slots! Sign up so you can guarantee yourself a commission without having to wait in line, pick up your piece as soon as you arrive at my table! Here are a few samples of commissions I’ve done at other conventions:

Overall, I want to have a good time drawing something so that you will enjoy seeing it on your wall. Below are my guidelines for any commission ideas.


  • Porn, sexual activity, lewd content, explicit nudity or gore.
  • Mimicking another artist’s style or hyper-realism.
  • Anything not consistent with the Punching Pandas brand or character.
  • Promotion of brands, organizations, religions, etc.
  • If I’m uncomfortable with the subject matter, I reserve the right to refuse the commission.


  • Animals, people, creatures, fairies, robots, whatever!
  • Fan art, original art, video game art, all kinds of art! :D


All prices are for a single character with a minimal or no background. Prices are subject to change depending on the complexity of the character. These prices are for ECCC pre-commissions and ECCC commissions only.

  • OPTION 1: 11×17 color giclee print on archival paper – starting at $80 USD, additional characters – starting at $30 USD each.
  • OPTION 2: 9×12 BW sumi ink original with wash on watercolor paper – starting at $45 USD; for color, add $10; additional characters – starting at $15 USD each.
  • OPTION 3: 5×7 BW sumi ink original with wash on watercolor paper – starting at $25 USD; for color, add $5; additional characters – starting at $10 USD each.

Once I receive your email, I will confirm within 24 hours with your position on the list. If I accept your commission request, I’ll send you my PayPal information, and I’ll begin work once I’ve received payment. Also, let me know which day you plan on picking up your piece so I can keep an eye out for you!

See you all in April! Cheers!

How Watercolors Are Made!

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Hey everyone, I have a cool project that I can finally share! My friend Sandy Allnock and I recently finished a collaboration based on our visit to the Daniel Smith store in Seattle where we had the privilege of seeing how watercolors are made. After our tour, Sandy and I created a special video presentation of the watercolor-making process for Ellen Hutson’s YouTube channel where I was able to illustrate the process with my pandas. You can see the timelapse footage of the paintings in the video below.

I also created a poster of all of the pandas and a print of the paint panda in the featured image above. You can check out the panda poster and the paint panda print on my shop which are on sale until the end of March!

How Watercolors Are Made!

How Watercolors Are Made!

Paint Panda

Paint Panda, now available in my shop!

To see more of Sandy’s work and news, visit her website as well as Ellen’s online art store to purchase Daniel Smith watercolors.

Punching Pandas in Gallery Nucleus!

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Got some great news to share! My Punching Pandas sketchbook has been added to the Gallery Nucleus’ store! From now on, all orders for sketchbooks will be handled by Gallery Nucleus. To order, please visit this page.

It’s quite an honor to be a part of this gallery. I had the chance to visit their “How To Train Your Dragon 2” exhibition show last year, and the amount of talent in the show is staggering. Be sure to check the other wonderful artists featured in their store!

15% Holiday coupon!

Hey everyone, I’m having a 15% off coupon for my shop until 12/24. Use the coupon code: “DECPANDAS2015” when you check out. Happy Holidays!

Store update and Black Friday coupon!

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Hey guys! I have a few important announcements…

I am adding a coupon code for this week’s purchases. Enter “BFPANDAS2015” to receive a 25% off all your purchases. The coupon will be set to expire on Cyber Monday on November 30.

I also just added my first sketch book, “Punching Pandas, Vol.1” to my shop. To my surprise, it was a big hit at CTNx this last weekend, but I still have some copies available in time for the holiday season. Check out the shop and grab a copy!

Punching Pandas, Vol.01

Also, a few notes about shipping dates for packages arriving by December 24. For domestic packages shipped within the US, please order by December 8. For international purchases, please make your order by December 1. All orders must be made by 12pm PST on 11/30.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me. Happy shopping!

CTNx 2015!

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Hey everyone!

I’ll be at Table 167 at the CTNx Animation Expo Nov 20-22 at the Burbank Convention Center. I’ll be there amongst a load of talent, and I’m looking forward to making new friends and learning a lot while I’m there. Really honored and humbled to be among so much talent, but it’ll be fun!

CTNx Location

I’ll also be bringing something pretty cool with me to the show which I’ll be announcing in the next few days. Stay tuned!