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Monkey King by Ry-Spirit Monkey King by Ry-Spirit
An artwork of the mighty Monkey King from the legendary stories of the Journey to the West. Part of the Gods and Demons month theme because in China they worship the Monkey King. I grew up listening to stories about the legend too, great stories! :D

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:iconesbjorn:
esbjorn Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014
Nice trickster figure
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:iconpagali:
Pagali Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cute and dynamic!
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:iconrobinthebard:
RobinTheBard Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OH MY GOSH I LOVE THE MONKEY KING!!! :D I've seen so many derivative works that feature his character~! ^^ But sadly I haven't read the original source material yet... :iconsadplz: ...I guess I'll have to read it now! XD
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MaurogDark Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
Dat perspective.
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:iconfoxcake:
foxcake Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013
Very dymanic!
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:iconfoxcake:
foxcake Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013
Uhh, I mean dynamic. -__-
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:icontomom5:
tomom5 Featured By Owner May 26, 2013
Man i love God of Highschool.
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:icondragoonvulpi:
DragoonVulpi Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
Love the interpretation of Monkey King! I'll picture him as that when I go read the Journey to the West.
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:iconking1cheetah:
King1cheetah Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
OMG I love this musical made by Gorillaz
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:iconcameron-brideoake:
Cameron-Brideoake Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Love the perspective and composition! Oh man this is so awesome.
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:icondemoncat101:
Demoncat101 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
OMG I THINK I SAW THIS EXACT SAME MONKEY IN A JAMIE HEWLETT ANIMATION!!!! OH AND AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAWESOME WORK BTW :33333333!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconatetemiagare:
atETemIaGArE Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The true Son Goku!
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:iconbazookaneon:
BazookaNeon Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
很好看!

I'm learning how to speak Mandarin Chinese, and we're currently watching a film in my class, where they mentioned this book and the Monkey King! :D
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:iconharrojessica:
Harrojessica Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Chinese are so hard to learn, Im learning it too
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:iconry-spirit:
Ry-Spirit Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
hehe i understood that chinese words. and thank u ^^
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:icondwty:
dwty Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Just uploaded the Journey to the West album so I literally freaked out when I saw this floating around in your gallery! It's amazing work as always~ and totally random I know, but I just love his tongue...
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:iconry-spirit:
Ry-Spirit Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
you mean downloaded?
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:icondwty:
dwty Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
yes.... argh, I meant uploaded it onto my ipod/ computer...
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:iconcancerberos:
Cancerberos Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
He he he!!! Monkey King!!!
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:iconomuuu:
omuuu Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
AHHHHHHAJDFAKJDF I remember reading this story when I was soooo young.....even now Monkey King is definitely still the best :iconbedcryplz:
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ImRandomArtist Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
so this whole month you are going to make stories about gods and demons? By the way, are you asian too? Nice details on the fur and the shapes, actually makes it kind of bulge out and look 3-D
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:iconpatrick1969:
Patrick1969 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
I like this a lot. Very cool.
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:iconichimokuren10:
Ichimokuren10 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Student
I've always loved Sun Wukong. He is so cool.
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:iconcatyjerk:
Catyjerk Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Good work on the anatomy and perspective/depth :D the shading is glorious too .3.
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:iconosakabomb:
osakabomb Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
I don't think there is anything that I don't love about this.
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:iconry-spirit:
Ry-Spirit Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
ok one more monkey king artwork coming up
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:iconosakabomb:
osakabomb Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
Yay! \o/
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:iconchowder07:
Chowder07 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
i like that story :)
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:iconamrock:
Amrock Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Student Filmographer
This is just freaking immense.
Awesome work, man. Awesome work.
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:iconnarutokunobessed:
narutokunobessed Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Student General Artist
Just so you guys know, ry kind of fufill a gorillaz request XD. I think he got this design from the Olympic games, which was animated by Jamie Hewlett.

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:iconry-spirit:
Ry-Spirit Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
in a way i think i kinda did fulfill your request XD
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:iconellygeh:
Ellygeh Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Student Filmographer
Wow! Epic!!!
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:iconoo-monkey-oo:
oO-Monkey-Oo Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist
SunWuKong! Very nice work I love this one :)
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:iconwillow-san:
Willow-San Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's amazing TnT :heart:
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:iconry-spirit:
Ry-Spirit Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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:iconpie-chrstn:
pie-chrstn Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i really like the colors and motion but the anatomy is distracting me. the first thing i noticed is that his hand looks broken. i actually like exaggerated anatomy & poses, just not when it sticks out like a sore thumb.
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:iconmadappel:
madappel Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
Nice movement :D well done :D
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:iconmadappel:
madappel Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
wu kong?
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:iconnarutokunobessed:
narutokunobessed Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Student General Artist
Did you reference any of Jamie's art. Cause then you satified, that at least you did some gorillaz fanart. XD
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XxKillerWafflesxX Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazing O>O -drools-
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:icontitan303:
Titan303 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
cool!!1
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:iconodinite:
Odinite Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
Sweet!
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:iconcosmicstringfragment:
Awesome. I love how much motion this picture has.
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:iconestonius:
Estonius Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
Journey to the West is awesome, and you did a way cool job on Monkey King!
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:iconyedi0212:
yedi0212 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh!theres a song about this monkey! go on project playlist and type in monkey bee. youll know it when you hear it. ITS REALLY GOOD
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KillingersBlood Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I CANNOT LIKE THIS ENOUGH!!!! His positining and expression is in the Spirit of the Monkey King himself! I really enjoy this!
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:iconweezel365:
weezel365 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool to see anyone's interpretations on Journey to the West that DON'T look like DragonBall. Props.
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:iconhyenacub:
hyenacub Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this is a really cute pic of this legendary figure.
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:iconfernny619:
fernny619 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Monkey king you say?
First thing I think of is Wukong from League of Legends.
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:icondragonborncn:
DragonbornCN Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Student Artist
Yet another amazing piece.
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