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Submitted on
September 17, 2009
Image Size
1.3 MB


29 (who?)

Camera Data

Canon PowerShot A95
Shutter Speed
1/30 second
Focal Length
8 mm
Date Taken
Sep 12, 2006, 6:02:57 PM
Contest Entry - Mistress Ade by DolphinMoana Contest Entry - Mistress Ade by DolphinMoana
A submission for "Ultimate Fandom Contest 4: Inspiration" - [link]
Source of inspiration: Dreamworks Animation's Kung Fu Panda
Genre: Movies

Even before I saw the movie, I was intrigued by the world that Kung Fu Panda presented - a world where humans don't exist, yet the animals inhabit and use the land as humans do. Yet, while wearing human clothing and running businesses, the creators still created these characters to have animal tendencies and not appear "too human". I loved the idea that just a frame in this movie told so much about the Chinese culture. The creators paid such fine detail down the advanced architecture of the Valley of Peace and the complicated designs of the individual characters' clothing, and used only animals unique to the country. I got to thinking one day: "So we've seen this world alive in Ancient China - what's going on in the rest of the world? Alpacas wearing striped shawls and chullo hats in Peru? A camel wearing traditional Egyptian clothing? There's so much more to be shown of this animals-as-humans world. :) I've always been fascinated with the vivid colors and designs of traditional African outfits, so I decided to adapt what I'd learned from the world of Kung Fu Panda and applied it to a different culture.

The name "Ade" means "peak, pinnacle, royal" (Found at [link])

Dress designed with reference from this photo: [link]

Patterns referenced from [link] and [link]

Background from this stock photo pack ([link]) by :icondisney-stock:

Ade (c) :icondolphinmoana:
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SandBladeRaider Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011
I love how she mingles with the background. It really matches^^
DolphinMoana Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Student Filmographer
Thanks! :)
SandBladeRaider Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011
Toxicated-kisame52 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome and amzing work!
DolphinMoana Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010  Student Filmographer
Thanks! :D
Toxicated-kisame52 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
no problemo~
Kaptain-Kitty Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2009  Student Filmographer
Wow! :wow: Greay job with this OC! :D I love the design of the costume, and the colours are so vibrant. :aww: Love the expression of the character, too. Very passive.
DolphinMoana Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009  Student Filmographer
Thanks! :glomp: I might have to draw her again at some point. :D
Kaptain-Kitty Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009  Student Filmographer
Ha! I can't spell 'great'. :XD:

You are very welcome. :aww: :hug: I look forward to seeing more pics of her if you do. :D
Beeju Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2009   General Artist
OMG!!! I love your concept on this cheetah!!! Cheetahs are my favorite. I love the design on her and the clothing. I was wowed by this scene especially on how you rendered the tip of the tail from dark to a bit lighter. It really fits into the Tanzania mood, [where the Serengeti Nat. Park] takes place for Mistress Ade. I agree and absolutely appreciate your idea. She really should be part of the Kung Fu Panda film.
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