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Best Friends by Ry-Spirit Best Friends by Ry-Spirit
Another artwork of the Chinese fable Journey to the West. Featuring the Monkey King, Pig, Sandy and a surprising appearance of the Bull King being all friendly with the bunch.

I enjoyed drawing the Monkey King, if I have to choose a favourite out of all the existing Gods, Monkey King would definately be my number one.

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:iconrobinthebard:
RobinTheBard Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Monkey King FTW!
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Worlds-in-Miniature Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this piece! I'm a huge fan of JttW and this is one of the most interesting and captivating interpretations of the main characters I've seen. :D Thanks for sharing! 
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dav45 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
buen arte
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MrCoolDD Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Who's Sandy?
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:iconry-spirit:
Ry-Spirit Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
the green guy, well he's called Sand sometimes, and in the TV series Monkey Magic, he was called Sandy.
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:iconmrcooldd:
MrCoolDD Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh.
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:iconchowder07:
Chowder07 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
aw i like that story :D
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:iconthomclyma:
ThomClyma Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Professional Writer
I think my favorite is how you drew the pig, so happy and content.
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:iconvisible-imagination:
Visible-Imagination Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
where's the shifu? O_O
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capedluna Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
I really want to read this story I saw a book at Barnes and Nobles a couple of years ago.
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:iconzylanthe:
zylanthe Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i love the monkey king too!!! <3
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Dscapades Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
and theirs a kappa! :>
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Dscapades Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thats just stupedous man! so much better than your first one! *o*
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Blundom Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yesssss! I was looking forward this! Amazing dude!
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Exodusa Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I like it :iconmegustaplz:
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:iconhollowneji:
HollowNeji Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Looking badass!
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:iconawesposs:
awesposs Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO WANT TO SEE THE NEW MOVIE COMING OUT! :0
<3
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k-hots Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Monkey king would be my choice of all gods too. You should google on the best hongkong monkey king comic ever. Saint by koo fook loong. THE BEST. Your take is quite awrsome too. :)
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JuanPabloJimenez Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I really liked it, jaja, very good job.
(awesome Monkey king is awesome)
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LynMimiChan Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Student General Artist
great :D
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GeosRokr Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I love journey to the west!!! *---* you gotta draw'em all!!! go go go!!
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Ry-Spirit Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
^^ glad u like them.
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:icontitan303:
Titan303 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
In the end...the Bull King eats them all!!!!
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:iconry-spirit:
Ry-Spirit Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hope not!
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:icontitan303:
Titan303 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
lol
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:iconelmic-toboo:
Elmic-Toboo Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Student General Artist
Lurve :D
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:iconry-spirit:
Ry-Spirit Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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:iconelmic-toboo:
Elmic-Toboo Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Student General Artist
No worries :)
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Portosilva Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Student General Artist
Dude. I have to say, you are becoming one of my favourite artists.

Good work man, keep it up!
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Ry-Spirit Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :D thats nice of you. And yes I will keep it up and not let u down ;)
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Portosilva Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Student General Artist
You won't. Very inspirational.
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theamazingwrabbit Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
whoa monkey king is so popular with you @__@
The characters are all placed really nicely by the way

I wonder if you like Darumas or Maneki Nekos
Cuz i do <33
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Ry-Spirit Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
ah yes I do :D Maneki Nekos is pretty popular with the chinese too, my grandparents had them on display in their house and I love it! i might draw a Maneki Neko next. i dnno how to make it interesting though, got any ideas?
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theamazingwrabbit Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well of course i know, there's maneki nekos all over hong kong shops lol.

Hmm, maybe... it's night time in the streets and everyone's closed shop and thats when the manekis come to life and gather to play/whatever. I could picture that like, in the alleys or something with japanese or chinese atmosphere? (you know, all those neon signs liek you see in HK streets or some posters, etc.)
does that make sense =.=
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Ry-Spirit Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
not a bad idea :D or maybe a cat walks past a Maneki Neko and the Maneki Neko looks at the cat.
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theamazingwrabbit Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
ooh that's cool too O.O
would the cat have like, similar markings?

Did you know that Maneki Nekos are Japanese bobtails? That means they have tinytiny tails!!
And Hello Kitty is also the same breed of cat, that's why she has a little circle for a tail. I didn't know that until recently ^ ^"
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Ry-Spirit Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
ah im not familiar with cats breed actually. but im ok with dogs . cos i hav one
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theamazingwrabbit Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Here you are: [link]
Isn't that thing strange?? But so cute! His tail actually contains all the proper vertibrae, they're just really short in comparison to other cats.
Also they say that his face makes a perfect triangle! [link]

Yeah i seem to be more of a cat fancier ;u; Can you tell at all? LOL.
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Lunaoverthecow Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Student General Artist
I love your coloring Ry. And I am really liking the perspective. Poor Bull King is being ganged up on ; u ;
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Ry-Spirit Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks^^ Maybe more Monkey King later
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fernny619 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Bull king looks so damn manly!!!<3
ohhhh.......
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:iconry-spirit:
Ry-Spirit Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
its the man nipple isnt it?
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AviusIcarus Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Really awesome. :)
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Ry-Spirit Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thanks ^^
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AviusIcarus Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
no prob. ;D
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