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Shifu Study by Madelei Shifu Study by Madelei
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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SilentViperFanPL Featured By Owner 6 days ago  New member
XD !
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SamBeagle08 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Hobbyist
Absolutely died at the 3rd from the bottom!! Sooo funny!!
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:iconmadelei:
Madelei Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Student Filmographer
Haha thanks!
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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  Student Filmographer
thanks! :XD:
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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  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
BTW, all ur interpretations are all funny. LOL!
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GaomonXX Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Hobbyist 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  Student Filmographer
it's po, since he was training him.
thanks! :)
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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  Student 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  Student Filmographer
lol gracias! :XD:
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AdrianaWentz26 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Jajjajaja de nada xD
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Snakeman2013 Featured By Owner May 2, 2013   General Artist
This is funny!
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:iconmadelei:
Madelei Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Student Filmographer
thanks! =D
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VaporMoon Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013
lol at this.
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:iconmadelei:
Madelei Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Student Filmographer
:XD:
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grindylowe Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
WHY CAN'T I HOLD ALL THESE SHIFUS
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:iconmadelei:
Madelei Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Student 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  Student 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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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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Firecat15 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014
By ancient China you mean?
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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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Firecat15 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014
Not necessarily, you never know. Modern times? I don't see why not.
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Madelei Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Student 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  Student 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  Student 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  Student Filmographer
thanks! :XD:
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HekRex 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  Student 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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:iconmadelei:
Madelei Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Student Filmographer
hahaha! :XD:
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Petalthorn Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:laughing: I'm usually very defensive of Shifu, especially when others tease him, but I'll let this one side, because it's so awesome and cute.

Out of your literal versions, I like the second one the best, it's rather amusing to me. :XD:

For the reinterpretations, I like the little side comment with "You're a panda too." It's true, even if not everyone realizes it. Surprisinly, a lot of people have mistaken him for a raccoon, a squirrel, a mouse, and even a chinchilla. o.o When I first watched the movie, I thought he was a fennec fox because of his light markings and large ears, and the fact that they can live in Asian deserts...

But he's a Red Panda though, and I'm not arguing. :XD:

I also like you reinterpretation of the last still. I think you did a really good job with it. I'm not sure how to explain it, but you made him look very...the word is evading me...honorable? ^^; I'm sorry, I know what I want to say, but I can't find the word to say it.

However, out of all them, I believe I like the reinterpretation at the peach tree best when he's sitting down with his paws on his tail. It's so cute, and he looks so fluffy and adorable, and-and, >W< I want him~!

^^; Yeah, I'm one of the more crazy fans, and he's my all-time favorite character...heh heh.

To put it simply, you did a wonderful job on this, so it better have the A+ it deserves. :)

Keep up the super awesome work!
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Madelei Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Student Filmographer
wow thank you very much! :aww:
yeah he doesn't look as much like his animal as the other characters do. i've heard other people say fox, aye aye, marmoset, etc...but i think he looks most like my dog heehee [link]
yes that last one is my favorite--i have a lot of love and respect for him even though i tease him lol :love:
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Petalthorn Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I want your pet! So squeaking cuuuuuuuuute! >W<

When I first watched the movie, I didn't pay much attention to it. All I remembered was Oogway's departure, and Tai Lung biting his tail.

Then, a year later, I watched it again, and couldn't get away from it, with Shifu becoming my favorite. I was extremely defensive of him, and got really mad if people made fun of him.

Though lately, I have been more open to teasing him. :XD: He's the perfect target for it because he'd hate it so much.

I just LOVE Kung Fu Panda.

I just wish I could save the poor shore from Nickelodeon. They've butchered everyone! :ohnoes: Shifu-sama! TT.TT
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Madelei Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Student Filmographer
"he's the perfect target for it because he'd hate it so much" lololol :XD:

oh no the show's that bad? i was planning on checking it out...maybe i shouldn't...
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Petalthorn Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Indeed!

Depends on who writes which episode. DreamWorks isn't doing the show, Nickelodeon is. {Yet DreamWorks is doing the "How to Train Your Dragon" show, which really bugs me. Why not do Kung Fu Panda as well?} Most of them are good, and funny. Like "Fluttering Finger Mindslip", Po went through ALL of this trouble, where if he had just been patient, and read the whole thing, he would have saved him self SO much pain...

{Actually if he had read the whole thing, there wouldn't have been a problem.}

That one actually had a good lesson to be learned. "Owl'll be Back" is another.

I'll warn you of the stupid ones right now. You can watch them at your own risk. "Good Croc, Bad Croc", "Hometown Hero", and "Rhino's Revenge" and of course... "My Favorite Yao".

Good Croc, Bad Croc: -.- Po is so hopelessly gulliable in that one episode, and then...GRAH! Shifu! When the guards came for Po to arrest him and take him away, Shifu just said he had to face the trails.

In my opinion, Shifu should have at LEAST listen to HIS student's side of the story... ;_; I was expecting him even more to stand up for Po and fight off the guards.

Hometown Hero REALLY BUGGED me...no pun intended on poor Mantis. When I was an early writer, I was horrid with the honor thing...and I liked picking on Mantis a lot. Yet, if you think about it, Mantis has grown up with Kung Fu, he's an HONORABLE warrior. That's his way.

So, someone tell me, WHY would he LIE, that he was the DRAGON WARRIOR? He's a Kung Fu warrior, they're not supposed to lie, and then, I thought everyone by that time would know that the Dragon Warrior was a panda. o.o

Rhino's Revenge isn't THAT bad, I just can't believe that even Po would slip off and reveal the weaknesses of himself and his friends. {Though his heart was in the right place.}

"My Favorite Yao" was the one that got to me the most. It was a Shifu episode! Which to me, was like, FINALLY! Nickelodeon blew it. Master Yao turns out to be the Kung Fu master Shifu looks up to the most. {I thought that would be Oogway.}

The thing is, Master Yao is visiting the palace, and etc, etc, he's always in this box to think, don't open the box, etc, etc.

Shifu...acts like a little kid a bit. He has all of this energy... {Seriously he was jumping up and down a bit there} Shifu...has a collection of things related to Yao...

And geez, that one line Shifu said, shall always make me shiver. ...and it could have been taken the wrong way to...

Now Rule #1 with me: Okay, so it's POSSIBLE that Shifu looks up to Master Yao, that I can believe. Though, Oogway probably has first place.

However, I don't care HOW much Shifu looks up to him, he would keep all of that bottled inside of him like he does all the time. If he HAS to vent it, then he can do it when he's alone... {Not to mention he could have closed the door to his room at one point there to avoid that one scene...}

Shifu has his dignity, honor, and pride. He holds those well. He wouldn't drop them because of...well...that.

Rule #2: Shifu...would never have opened the box. '-.- If anyone out of anyone had to go do that, it would have been Po.

And Shifu........danced?

I'm sorry, but they butchered him way too much in that episode. It had it's moments where I laughed, but really...that was sad. My favorite part, was what they said...which I have in my signature.

Those were the worst. However, the majority of them are good. :aww:

The only concern is that Shifu and the Furious Five are defeated...a lot, and Po is sometimes overpowered with abilities of his. Like he was able to learn the seven impossible moves, and he did one without even knowing it existed. Though you never see him doing it again...

Many personalities get butchered, and what I hate, is that if someone is going to betray the warriors, you're more likely to know beforehand, which I hate. I want to be surprised.

And NICKELODEON did Shifu's back story! :ohnoes: I'd thought DreamWorks would have done it! {Or with luck, they will, and he'll just have two back stories.} Shifu is a main character, so he has to have a back story of some sort...but the one they gave him...

Well, compared to the back story I made for him, it was pretty lame. The episode was still okay, and had it's moments. But seriously, no offense to Shifu, but he's an elder panda. You can tell he isn't the youngest warrior around anymore...

So how the blazes is his father still alive!? O.o

Yeah...

Sorry if I ranted there.

But someone needs to rip the show out of Nickelodeon's hands. In fact, I think I'll start writing scripts and send them in hopes of saving everybody.

The show is great...but at the rate it's going, it will die.

But seriously, watch it, they do have some good ones, I just believe they could do better. :)

And before I forget, thanks for the badge!
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Madelei Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Student Filmographer
oh dear...yes it definitely sounds like you should have written the episodes lol. thanks for the info! i'll try to watch the show some time :)
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Petalthorn Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Hm...I will! Starting now!

I think the main thing is that people forget that Po knows everything there is to know about Kung Fu...yet he didn't know about Master Yao. Po's silly, a bit clumsy...

But he's not stupid.


Warriors of the Valley of Peace! I shall rescue you from Nickelodeon's clutches! D< *Better yet, they should run from me too, because I'm a horrible fan.* :XD:
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Archon89 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
Ahah nice work! :)
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Madelei Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Student Filmographer
thank you! :)
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