"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.
__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! It's quite lovely.