I'm so excited for this movie. The character development looks great! I am so excited, in fact, that I just sketched the bad dude, Tai Lung. Actually, I'm not sure he's a bad guy, but he sure looks tough! Check out an interview with Damon Bard, an amazing sculptor who made maquettes of the characters here.
I gotta get the "art of" book. A co-worker got his and I must say, it is a must-have for any aspiring artist!