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Final project for one of my classes~
We had to pick a character from an animated film/show, choose eight stills from the film/show, draw a literal interpretation based on each still, and then reinterpret the pose/mood/etc in a second drawing for each still. I chose Shifu from Kung Fu Panda. :heart:

My basic idea was to illustrate Shifu's opinion of Po as it changes throughout the movie, from contempt and frustration to finally respect. (The Chinese characters in the last drawing read "respect.")

First column: the actual stills from the movie
Second column (literal interpretation): pen, Copic markers, and watercolor backgrounds
Third column (my reinterpretation): pen, watercolor pencil, and watercolor backgrounds.

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:iconmichelleloc17:
MichelleLOC17 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
SHIFU WHY YOU SO CUTE
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:iconmadelei:
Madelei Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2016  Professional Filmographer
:heart: :happybounce: :heart:
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:iconmichelleloc17:
MichelleLOC17 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
LETS GET DOWN TO BUSINESS. TO DEFEAT. TAI LUNG. OH MY GOD
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:iconmadelei:
Madelei Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2016  Professional Filmographer
WEEEE Leleleplz (fixed) 
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:iconsapphire848:
sapphire848 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
XDDD I LOVEBTHE GRUMPY CAT ONE XDDDD
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:iconmadelei:
Madelei Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Hehe thanks! :XD:
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:iconsapphire848:
sapphire848 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your welcome:3
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Spinster-4-Hire Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015
Good  point. Shifu doesn't seem to realize that he's a red panda.:D (Big Grin) 
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:iconmadelei:
Madelei Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  Professional Filmographer
:XD:
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:iconsilentviperfanpl:
SilentViperFanPL Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
XD !
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:iconsambeagle08:
SamBeagle08 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Absolutely died at the 3rd from the bottom!! Sooo funny!!
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:iconmadelei:
Madelei Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Haha thanks!
:iconmushugrinplz:
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:iconanimalcrossingfan12:
animalcrossingfan12 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
SO FUNNY! XD
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:iconmadelei:
Madelei Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Professional Filmographer
thanks! :XD:
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:iconanimalcrossingfan12:
animalcrossingfan12 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're very welcome, I never imagined Shifu in a funny way ^_^
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GaomonXX Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
BTW, all ur interpretations are all funny. LOL!
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:icongaomonxx:
GaomonXX Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Is that Po or Tai Lung behind Shifu in the sixth row, third column ??
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:iconmadelei:
Madelei Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Professional Filmographer
it's po, since he was training him.
thanks! :)
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:iconsicoya:
Sicoya Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Student General Artist
6 is the funniest thing i have sen all day
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:iconmadelei:
Madelei Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Haha thanks! :XD:
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AdrianaWentz26 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Jajajajajajajajjaja genial xD más cuando esta cuadrado y le va a enseñar a po kung fu xD jajajaja
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:iconmadelei:
Madelei Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Professional Filmographer
lol gracias! :XD:
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:iconadrianawentz26:
AdrianaWentz26 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Jajjajaja de nada xD
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:iconsnakeman2013:
Snakeman2013 Featured By Owner May 2, 2013   General Artist
This is funny!
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:iconmadelei:
Madelei Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Professional Filmographer
thanks! =D
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:iconvaporluna:
VaporLuna Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013
lol at this.
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:iconmadelei:
Madelei Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Professional Filmographer
:XD:
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:icongrindylowe:
grindylowe Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
WHY CAN'T I HOLD ALL THESE SHIFUS
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:iconmichelleloc17:
MichelleLOC17 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Because the Shifu is climbing your windows, snatching your dumplings up, trying to eat them so you better hide your food hide your chops, and hide your soup, 'cause he's snatching everything out there. You don't have to come and confess, we looking for you, we gonna hug you, we gonna hug you, so you can run and tell that, run and tell, that run and tell that, master, MASTER SHIFU.



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#SORRYTHATIMNOTSORRY
#SHIFUISTHECUTEST
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:iconmadelei:
Madelei Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Professional Filmographer
If I had time I would love to make a Shifu plushie!! :la:
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EscarlataFox Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, and might I add that those Chinese characters just look amazing? Do you know if they're traditional or simplified? Do you know at least a bit of Chinese, or did you copy them from somewhere? :?
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:iconmadelei:
Madelei Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Professional Filmographer
thanks! they're traditional. I do know a little Chinese, but I didn't know those so I had to look them up on the internets ^^'
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EscarlataFox Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, I see. I'm learning simplified. =) But it makes sense you'd put traditional, cause it is Ancient China Shifu's from and all, so it'd be traditional he'd know...
So when you say you know a little, I'm guessing traditional in terms of writing, and Mandarin in terms of speaking? :?
Ah, I'm guilty of that for sure. Even looking up characters I should actually know already. :XD:
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Firecat15 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014
Ancient?
Don't get on my bad side, pal
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:iconescarlatafox:
EscarlataFox Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I... don't understand?
:confused:
:iconimconfusplz:

I was simply suggesting with the "Ancient" part that Kung Fu Panda is set in Ancient China, not Modern China, so it would make sense that they would use the traditional characters as opposed to the simplified ones, which only came into widespread use during the last century or so. Therefore, by extension, writing "Shifu" using traditional characters and not simplified ones would make more sense as his name would be written using traditional characters in the actual canon.
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:iconfirecat15:
Firecat15 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014
By ancient China you mean?
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:iconescarlatafox:
EscarlataFox Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
By Ancient China, I mean... The version of China that existed hundreds of years ago. Which is when Kung Fu Panda is set, isn't it?
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:iconfirecat15:
Firecat15 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014
Not necessarily, you never know. Modern times? I don't see why not.
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:iconmadelei:
Madelei Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Professional Filmographer
i took mandarin chinese for three years in high school, so i know about as much writing as i do speaking...which is way less now because i've forgotten so much of it ^^;
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EscarlataFox Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool... So, did you learn traditional? :?
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:iconmadelei:
Madelei Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Professional Filmographer
yep
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EscarlataFox Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
=D
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EscarlataFox Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my gosh, I simply love this! :love: SO MUCH WIN! :squee:
I'm glad you chose Shifu for the project ;) You did an excellent job, and the reinterpretations are so hilarious! :laughing:

I SEE THAT SHIFU'S YOUR FAV TOO :highfive:
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:iconmadelei:
Madelei Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Professional Filmographer
aww thank you so much! :aww:
:heart::iconshifuplz::heart:
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EscarlataFox Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:aww:
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CamacheWarrior Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ha this is really cool. I love the angry cat part
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:iconmadelei:
Madelei Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Professional Filmographer
thanks! :XD:
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:iconamistdream:
AmistDream Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i love kung fu panda XD
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:iconmadelei:
Madelei Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Professional Filmographer
:dummy:
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drtiffles Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
lol im fangirling over the shirtless pic :)
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