Seis Manos - Chiu's Kung Fu School

This was the first area I was assigned to design for Seis Manos, as soon as I got into the project. The place had to be designed according to Feng Shui theory, and I mixed Mexican and Chinese designs to create a cozy environment inside the kitchen area. The idea of mixing Chinese and Mexican elements in the architecture also influenced the rest of the school, which was a collaboration from the whole Background department on the show. These earlier paintings also helped to define the style of the BG's on the show, which became a bit more graphic, shape driven, rather than painterly.