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Posted Aug 23, 2011, 5:00:39 PM

Completion Date: 08-18-11
Time Taken: 36 hours
+ Sketched, inked, colored, and watermarked in Photoshop CS2
+ Raining (Original Mix) - Kaskade & Adam K. feat. Sunsun
+ She Dances With Her Soul ~ India - World Flutes: Lifescapes
+ Chapter I ~ Truth Of Brave ~ Onimusha II Main Theme ~ - Taro Iwashiro
+ Rain from a Cloudless Sky - Yasuharu Takanashi
+ Iron - Woodkid
+ Shadow of the Colossus OST

After hours of work and several crashes from Photoshop, this is finally finished~
After seeing Kung Fu Panda 2, I finally decided to make a couple of characters to fit into the universe. The first of the two I came up with is Shu Kun (淑 坤), a Tibetan Mastiff. Her name means "Gentle Earth" and despite the gentlness of her nature, she is a fierce fighter and master of the Lama Pai/Lion's Roar style of Tibetan martial arts.

I wanted to draw her in a sort of peaceful state, so I started digging around for mountain ranges in the area of Tibet. It was then I happened up Kangchenjunga and the panoramic view of it was gorgeous. * A * So I started roughing out a few concepts and landed on this one. So here is Shu Kun in the light of the early morning performing katas against the background of the mountains. This turned out so well, I can't even tell you. I'd had high hopes for this piece when I sketched it and its exceeded even those! I'm considering doing a matching piece of my other character to go along side this one.

Artwork, Shu Kun © 2011 P. Lolla (*souls-poison)
Kung Fu Panda © Dreamworks and respective creators
Textures from [link]
Do not use without permission. Artwork and character copyright P. Lolla (*souls-poison); All rights reserved. Do not alter, copy, and/or redistribute under penalty of law.

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