I recently saw the movie Kung Fu Panda, and let me tell you, SWEET! Before I even saw the movie I had been blown away by an artist named Damon Bard, he does sculpture maquettes that are just amazing. Damon did character turn-arounds for "Panda" and as I was researching his work it inspired me to make my own maquettes for a book I am currently illustrating. So here's a little piece I did using a couple mediums like sculpey, colored paper, and foam pads...she's going to be the butterfly in the book. "Madame's journey home"