Shang is such a straight shooter that I thought it’d be fun for him to give an embarrassingly sincere answer to a question like this. I like the idea of Shang be into Ping before the big reveal, and also enjoying fucking Mulan as Ping, but it’s tough for me to picture him saying he prefers Ping over Mulan. Ping, due to the comedic setups of the film, was never able to really be at ease or natural, so I feel like the more genuine and actualized Mulan would always have the edge with
So I had the idea for this pic some time ago, at least a few years. I always thought Ping looked really cute, and I liked the idea of Shang fucking his ass without knowing his little secret. It was just one of countless ideas I never acted on, but drawing Mulan’s First Shoot kinda broke the ice and made it easier for me to go back and put this concept to use.
Marking our tenth First Shoot is Fa Mulan, star of Disney’s Mulan. Mulan is a character I’ve always liked, and toyed with drawing for a long time. She’s one of several Disney “Princesses” I’ve been wanting to draw for some time, though her inclusion in this First Shoot poll was a bit of a last-minute decision. Here she is now, though, and her random lottery partner ended up being our first Fusion to appear in this series, Catrina (fusion of Catra and Selina Kyle). I ended up liking these two together quite a bit while drawing them, maybe they’ll become friends in the Studio.