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Shen meets his parents by JWiesner Shen meets his parents by JWiesner
"My parents... hated me. Do you understand? They wronged me. And.. I.. will make it right!"
"They loved you! They loved you so much that having to send you away killed them!"


Shen's parents weren't actually shown in the movie except as nicely animated Chinese shadow play figures in the intro of Kung Fu Panda 2. But I drew them anyway, if stylized a bit. And older, to fit the situation. Personally think there's something weird and refreshing about seeing a villain with his mommy and daddy. Makes him humane, in a way.

I still don't entirely believe Shen died in that movie but it would be kinda nice if he met his parents in afterlife. So they got lots of things to talk over.

Or maybe they don't talk, they just get all family mushy for all eternity. I don't know.

Actually I don't even know if I believe in afterlife at all.

This is vent art anyway. Boohoo boohoo. :'D So distracted with crap lately. Aren't we all.
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Edit: ~MudstarMord-Sith made this nice music video www.youtube.com/watch?v=qdmpo1… about Shen and his parents. Before it was made, she respectfully asked me for permission to use the sketches giving credits and all, and I said yes. Check it out! :D It's quite lovely.
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:iconjoanamaria33:
joanamaria33 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014
This is very lovely.
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:iconjwiesner:
JWiesner Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014
Thank you!
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Apple-Fruit Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013
If I may ask, why do think Shen didn't die in the movie?
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:iconjwiesner:
JWiesner Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013
Just a feeling ~
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:iconapple-fruit:
Apple-Fruit Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013
Trust that feeling, bro. It'd be a miracle if he lived and a miracle is what we all need to witness. :)
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SnowWhiteQueen2000 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Oh my god...
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:iconjwiesner:
JWiesner Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013
What?
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SnowWhiteQueen2000 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I'm just saying that I love it.
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SnowWhiteQueen2000 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Emotional images like this stab me in the heart. I feel sorry for Shen.

Me: They love you, Shen. They love you so much that banishment killed them both..
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HymenocallisCaribaea Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I think I've got a tear in my eye.

:iconcryforeverplz:

Anyway, great sketch! I absolutely love the way you drew them (them beaks!) – the ruffled feathers did add a nice touch to the situation. And their facial expressions were beautifully done as well, especially the relieved yet sad look on his parents' faces. If Shen did die, then I think he deserves this at the very least, in spite of the fact that he had committed countless unspeakable acts of evil. I mean, come on, even evil peacock overlords need a break sometimes.

Once again, great job!
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:iconjwiesner:
JWiesner Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
Aw! : D Thank you for this wonderful feedback! Really brightened my day.

(Sorry for the late reply, I had a DeviantART break for the last two weeks.)
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HymenocallisCaribaea Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:O

I think I should be the one apologising for the late reply...

Anyway, you're welcome I'm glad I was able to brighten your day in a way. :) And thanks for the llama badge, though I'm not too sure what that does...
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:iconjwiesner:
JWiesner Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013
Llama badges are only collectibles. Sorry, I thought maybe you collect. ^^;
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:iconhymenocalliscaribaea:
HymenocallisCaribaea Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Oh I see. Thanks nevertheless :)
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sydneypie Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
When Shen Thinks About His Parents, It Feels Like He Wants To Hug A Doll Or Something That Was A Comforting Object That Might Comfort Him.
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CountessFoxington Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
Definitely makes him more... Soft. Someone you could bring yourself to feel bad for. It's a good thing honestly. Adds more depth to a character if you ask me.
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:iconjwiesner:
JWiesner Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
Thank you! :aww:
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CountessFoxington Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
You're welcome! :meow:
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Starfig Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
I really like this, while I too would like to think Shen might've survived...I also would like it if he got some kind of chance like this in the afterlife. I feel he deserved at least that.

It's interesting to think about how different things could very well have been if his parents had still been alive and if he'd been given a chance to talk with them or something. Or so I feel, hah. Good job on the sketches, very good job.
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:iconjwiesner:
JWiesner Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
Thank you very much for your thoughtful comment! :)
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:iconmudstarmord-sith:
MudstarMord-Sith Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hey I ment to ask you, I want to make a video for Lord Shen and it talks about his mother a lot...would you mind If I used this picture in my video?
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:iconjwiesner:
JWiesner Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
Aw. Well it depends.. how do you portrait her? For me, and in these drawings here, she's a loving mother torn between family and royal duties. (Eventually the royal duties, sending their son away, killed the parents.)

If that's what you were going for, then sure go ahead! Don't forget to give credits, a link to my dA page. :) Also show me the video, I'm curious to see!
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MudstarMord-Sith Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
[link] this is the song I intend to use
and I see her much the same as you do, uh I said it in the artist comment of the 'character sheet' I made for her how I feel about her character.
and of course i will give you your due credit and link you to the video when it's done! ")
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:iconjwiesner:
JWiesner Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
Oh, interesting song! Can't wait to see your video finished. :D And thanks for giving me credits then!
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MudstarMord-Sith Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yay! glad you like it!
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Grievous-fangirl Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
Gaaah!!! I've got the feels for this!

LOVE IT!!! :iconyayzplz:
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mdu-ntr Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
N'awww. He's a diddums.

I imagine him shouting at or attacking them, getting all teary then yeilding to their cuddles.
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:iconjwiesner:
JWiesner Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
Awww yes! I'd love to see that scene!
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Procar Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
sniff snifff....ah...ah...right point...u.u......
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Vannjaren Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
Aww, this is so cute, and I think it does make sense, since villains weren't always evil and had families like everyone else.
They just happened to do evil stuff a bit more than average. :'D :XD:
Still, lovely work, I like the way Shen's parents look both relieved to see him again yet at the same time sad and disappointed. <3
Also, PEACOCK CUDDLES! :dummy:
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:iconjwiesner:
JWiesner Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
Aw, wow. Thank youu! :>

I tried to get that look in their faces, like you described. I'm glad you could see it!
I imagine truly loving parents will always be there for their kid with open arms even if their kid happens to be a little too megalomaniac. They'll be sad, yes, but still there.
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Vannjaren Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
You're very welcome! :blowkiss:
And it came across perfectly then! :aww:
Haha, yes - even if you've spawned pure evil, sometimes pure evil still needs a cuddle. :'D
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Toxic-dolls Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
dwaaaaa, Shen is such a mommy's boy! ^_^
Well maybe not, but I will never have another chance to say it XD

I love his parents, I wish they made another appearance in the movie, it would have been nice to see Shen meet his parents again, very satisfying to see what Shen has become.
Shen looks so sad :( I wish I could hug him! (but then I remember who he is XD)

Awesome sketches, they all look really great :D Very nice expressions.
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:iconjwiesner:
JWiesner Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
Thanks a lot for your comment! :)
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spankingfemfatale Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
Aw, I like this if he did actually meet his end (I'm hoping not as well)
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gundamfan2 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
Great

picture

I doubt he is dead

He is hiding waiting for his chance for a comeback!
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MudstarMord-Sith Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
aw...this is so sad but so beautiful....very special for them. and for him.
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:iconjwiesner:
JWiesner Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
Thanks!
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:iconoreopata:
Oreopata Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
Beautiful! I would lovee to se you do a coloured pic of them! You would make them look amazing!
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:iconjwiesner:
JWiesner Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
Thanks!
Yeah I hope I find the time to color one of these. C: My fav is the top left one. It was also the first thing I drew.
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Oreopata Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
Marvellous! :D
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Hypnoosis Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
really good
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BerrieBlosym Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awe this is actually very touching, at least he can be with them ^U^ forever.
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