See the early concepts for Kung Fu Panda 3

Visual development for Kung Fu Panda 3's Panda Village by Max Boas.

If you’re heading to FMX 2016 in Stuttgart next week – and if you aren’t, here are 10 excellent reasons to change your mind – don’t miss the session on the art of Kung Fu Panda 3.

Over the course of an hour, art director Max Boas and production designer Raymond Zibach will be exploring what defines the visual style of DreamWorks Animation’s latest animated feature, sharing early concept paintings and highlighting the visual development artwork for the movie’s new characters and locations.

Both Max and Raymond have uploaded some of that artwork to their ArtStation galleries, highlights of which you can see below.

But for the full experience, you’ll need to head along to their The Art of Animation talk, which kicks off at 10am in FMX’s Meidinger-Saal hall on Tuesday 26 April. You can find more details here.

See more concept art for Kung Fu Panda 3 in Max Boas’s ArtStation gallery

And even more Kung Fu Panda 3 art in Raymond Zibach’s ArtStation gallery

 

Visual development for Kung Fu Panda 3's Spirit Realm by Max Boas.

Visual development for Kung Fu Panda 3’s Spirit Realm by Max Boas. Image © DreamWorks Animation.

Visual development for Kung Fu Panda 3's Panda Village by Max Boas.

Visual development for Kung Fu Panda 3’s Panda Village by Max Boas. Image © DreamWorks Animation.

Visual development for Kung Fu Panda 3's Panda Village by Max Boas.

Visual development for Kung Fu Panda 3’s Panda Village by Max Boas. Image © DreamWorks Animation.

Mei Mei: concept art for Kung Fu Panda 3 by Raymond Zibach.

Mei Mei: concept art for Kung Fu Panda 3 by Raymond Zibach. Image © DreamWorks Animation.

Oogway vs Kai: concept art for Kung Fu Panda 3 by Raymond Zibach.

Oogway vs Kai: concept art for Kung Fu Panda 3 by Raymond Zibach. Image © DreamWorks Animation.


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Jim Thacker is a contributing editor for ArtStation Magazine.