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26 - Healing the Years by DolphinMoana 26 - Healing the Years by DolphinMoana
100 theme challenge #26 - "Stars"

SPOILERS FOR ORIGINS!! If you haven't read it and don't want to be spoiled, JUST LOOK AT THE PRETTY PICTURE. :noes:

YEEEES. :D So glad I finally got this one up. Between having to fill out a sketchbook for class and having to play with background painting for my 2D production class, I actually managed to do this! :giggle: I am proud to say that I made that sky and background all by myself. :dance: Got some help from a sky tutorial by :iconremy-cake:, though.

So this is a scene in about Chapter 13 or so, when Po and Izotaskeshi have a momentary cease-fire, and Po learns all about Izo's backstory.

I have to say, numerous times during the making of this picture, I had "If Everyone Cared" by Nickelback either playing on YouTube or I was listening to it in my head. You know, that song that AMV makers have used to death? :lol: In an odd way, I think it works for the scene. And not even from particularly the character's, like it wouldn't make sense if it came out of their mouths. I think it's more of a narrative of what they both subconsciously long for, to put everything behind them and go back to the way they were.

BTW, just a fun little thing to get a feel for Izo's inner struggle. Cover his unscarred eye and see what kind of face you read. Then do the same to his scarred eye and see what kind of different face he has. :D DO IT.

As I recall, Nickelback has some songs that bother me. :hmm: But I love this one. :D

Izotaskeshi (c) *DolphinMoana
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:icongaiagirlz7:
GaiaGirlz7 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I know you may have had people ask you this question before, but what does the name "Izotakeshi" mean?
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DolphinMoana Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Student Filmographer
Nah, I love sharing my naming info. XD I love to put a lot of time into giving my characters meaningful names.

Izo - Germanic or Frisian for "ice; iron"
Takeshi - Japanese for "warrior; fierce"

In the story, I write that his name translates to "warrior of iron and ice". :) The Ju-long have recruits from all over the known world at the time, so name origins get mixed and matched.
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GaiaGirlz7 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! I really enjoyed reading your KFP story!! You captured Po's personality PERFECTLY!!! :squee: I wish this was an actual movie! :love:
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DolphinMoana Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Student Filmographer
Awwww, thanks! :lol: :aww: I just figured no one read it anymore after Kung Fu Panda 2 came out. XD
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GaiaGirlz7 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're absolutely welcome! I've only seen a little bit of KFP2, but I like Origins more. Heck, I've lost count of how many times I've reread that story! Are you planning on writing another KFP fanfic by any chance?
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DolphinMoana Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Student Filmographer
Dunno yet! Right now my muse is elsewhere, but you never know what will happen once Kung Fu Panda 3 comes around. :D Also, I highly recommend seeing the rest of Kung Fu Panda 2! It definitely took the story where the original didn't.
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RahneeHoneyLizard Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
He makes me think of my OC Sing Sing, Po's aunt in my fanfic. She has a scar over her left eye (from her fight with Wolf Boss) and her outfit's pretty close to this. She's a dragonbond, though, so she doesn't look as old as her niece and nephew.
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DolphinMoana Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Student Filmographer
Dragonbond? :?

And nephew AND niece? So Po has a sister in your story? :)
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RahneeHoneyLizard Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Sometimes the dragons will come across a dying mortal and decide to bond with them. In Sing Sing's case, her uncle brought her to the dragons. Aurea, or Re, as the other dragons refer to her, gave Sing Sing a transfusion of her own blood. Dragon bonds live longer, heal faster, and age slower than normal mortals. Sing Sing and her family are descended from dragons as well, so the effect is more pronounced in her.

Mu Mu is Po's twin sister. Her parents had to give her up because she doesn't have a full set of markings, and it bothered the other villagers enough that Chang begrudgingly asked Sing Sing to raise her. It was when Sing Sing and some of her students were heading out of the village that Shen attacked. Here's a pic by Purpleground02 of what Mu Mu sorta looks like.[link] Purple misunderstood my explanation of her clothes.
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Destiny3000 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I can imagine this being in the third film with Po and his dad!
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DolphinMoana Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Student Filmographer
I saw that. XD I think that'd be pretty funny.
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lucypevensey Featured By Owner May 25, 2011
<3 <3 <3 it! i am LOVING Origins! i just got to this part too!


[PS, i love it when Shifu gets hit with a snowball!]
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DolphinMoana Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Student Filmographer
:lol: Yeah, I've been seeing your progress as you fave each chapter. Glad you're loving it! :aww:
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Artygal Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Po looks really uncertain of his father here, and Izotaskeshi uncertain, judgemental....but I hope they'll tie up alot of loose strings in this scene :) It looks lovely, the snow, the trees, the stars. Brings an overall feeling of peace. Great work DlphinMoana :D
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DolphinMoana Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Student Filmographer
I never said thank you. :lol: ^^; Messages building up in my inbox. Sorry!
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CGIteen18 Featured By Owner May 2, 2011
Wow! I love this awesome drawing.

Do you remember me from fanfiction.net, by the way?
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DolphinMoana Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Student Filmographer
Thanks! :)

What's your name on ff.net?
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:iconcgiteen18:
CGIteen18 Featured By Owner May 2, 2011
Right now, it's Animation Universe 2005.
It used to be CGIkid16, Animationteen16, Animationteen17, Animation Fanatic 1991 and Random Animation Creator 2001. Didn't know you have a dA account, BTW.

Also, feel free to look at my KFP fics that I posted recently or you can look back on my KFP fics that I posted that you remember when I first started making KFP fics.
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ElitaTheBlackCat Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011
Stunning! Just... STUNNING! the story is so brillianly written and this diviation has so much heart to it, and as I always say, "You cant spell heart without ART." love it. last thing i want to say.
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DolphinMoana Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Student Filmographer
Awwwww, thank you! :glomp:
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ElitaTheBlackCat Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011
Its my honor. Aw man I sound like a total nerd! :blushes:
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thunderboltsiren Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011
Amazing job! What are you working on after this?
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:icondolphinmoana:
DolphinMoana Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011  Student Filmographer
Finishing Origins and continuing work on Iron Lightning, I guess. :D
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thunderboltsiren Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011
How many more chapters are left in the origins? I love them all so far.
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DolphinMoana Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011  Student Filmographer
Two more left. :D
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thunderboltsiren Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011
cant wait!
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Purpleground02 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow.. you really did an amazing job on the night sky, bravo :iconclapplz:
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DolphinMoana Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Student Filmographer
Thank you! :bow: It wasn't too hard, actually. :lol:
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Robo-Shark Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Wow the sky looks impressive! The lighting's so soft and nice too, really calm and pretty. The expressions are really well done, especially for Izo.
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DolphinMoana Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Student Filmographer
Thanks! :D
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MagicalGangster Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011
Love what you did with Izo right here, and the sky looks amazing!
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DolphinMoana Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Student Filmographer
Thank you! :D The sky wasn't that hard to do, actually. :)
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Tlsonic214 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011   Photographer
Nice.
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DolphinMoana Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Student Filmographer
Thanks. :)
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Tlsonic214 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011   Photographer
No prob.
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Cryssy-miu Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011
Just beautiful, love :heart: The sky is amazing and at first I thought it was a stock. Not because you don't have the talent to do it yourself, but because you never have the patience :XD: Like me. I love how it looks slightly cloudy. The trees could have had a bit more detail done though ^^;

I love the angle they're at and Po's apprehensive look :aww:
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DolphinMoana Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Student Filmographer
^^; Well, I only had so much time. Seriously, though, the sky took like, 5, 10 minutes tops. :lol:

Apprehensive? :lol: Look closer, he's actually smiling a bit.
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Cryssy-miu Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011
That's it? XD The sky I did - the rainbow one - took like 45 minutes

Oh yeah. I glanced at it briefly before my shower XD
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Kenichi340 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011
Wow, I love the angle and how everything looks. Po looks so hopeful that his father would open up to him, while Izo looks so sad knowing that his son is so close and yet he knows he can't ever be with him again, weighted down by the many sins of his past and losing hope for redemption and forgiveness.

You did good with the background and the night sky looks so beautiful and captivating. Perfect atmosphere for a long-lost father and his son trying to make amends.
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DolphinMoana Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Student Filmographer
Yeah, that has to be a lot of weight on him. :( Poor guy.

Thanks! :D The sky wasn't actually that hard. :)
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alvin938 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011
Oh I see what you did there *covers Izo* very clever ;) This was all done by you? I mean I guess I shouldn't be too suprised but the sky? Very beautiful. Chang is so scruffy, I guess Po is right behind him.
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DolphinMoana Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Student Filmographer
Yep. :D It wasn't that hard with the tutorial, actually. It wound up to be pretty simple. :)

Po's kinda next to him, but the angle makes it look like he's behind him. :lol:

Thanks! :glomp:
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