This months challenge has got to be the most fun and most challenging for me so far. As a big fan of Kung Fu Panda myself I wanted to make sure I didn't just jump straight in this without any planning or thought.
I sat down and watch the both the films twice, once simply to enjoy and the second time with commentary with a thought to study and understand their design direction. During the process I sketch many quick 5 minute thumbnails with pen and paper.
I had many ideas in mind but one that stood out was from the intro in the first film during
Po's dream. It
mention of a place called . Demon
I also did some quick studies of some Asian rock formations seen in
China. I thought this would help me get in the right mood for this challenge.
Here is an update for this months challenge, I choice 3 of the best compositions that has the most interesting shapes that speaks to me for what I am trying to capture. Trying to nail down the mood/story and borrowed some color ques from the movie of the dark coolish tones with the red flaming lights for a more unpleasant feel.
Happy Holidays everyone, I found some time to refine this piece a little more. Trying to match the feel of the movie and shaping out the little things that pop to me. Its always a challenge to balance the visual essence of a environment with many subjects that demand attention. I did the best I can for this update but will do more before deadline, enjoy.
This is my final, change a few things to support the narrative of this piece.