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The Monkey King by monikapalosz The Monkey King by monikapalosz
I must say i only finished this in a reasonable amount of time, because of ImagineFX, haha. I was like 'what am I going to give them?', opened canvas in panic and drew this.
But i've no idea what they're going to choose in the end orz.
Anywho, I enjoyed drawing this immensely :)

...the Monkey King returns, calling his army! Gonna make a comback this time!
I already drew him, ages ago, he changed a lot XD ending up as a villain in one of my stories.
(I remember being proud of myself for drawing in that incredible amount of detail o.O Haha, what detail........orz; )

I was really fighting myself not to delete that background, I'm not really comfortable with this kind of stuff. I prefer clear, logical details!!
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Given 2012-05-21
The Monkey King by =saharaam. An exquisite character design and very professionally rendered. I love the muted color scheme and the details on the face. ( Featured by alicexz )
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lEID3R Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing! :)
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oO-Monkey-Oo Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist
Beautiful work! I want that bo staff! :P
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ObsidianCube Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so nostalgic. I remember back a few years ago, I used to watch a movie called "The Monkey King". XD
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Ulver-av-Nord Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Student General Artist
I like the overall muddy look of this piece. It certainly gives it a very neutral feel, which in turn makes the reds appear more saturated. Very beautiful work.
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emmerlaus Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
This new version is AMAZING... but I liked the old one better. I loved his human-look better, even if he was undressing, which my girlfriend like but not me LOL
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henny-ann Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Student Filmographer
帅!
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Flangdom Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Very intresting look!
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Sirinava Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You have gone so far in such a short space of time!! I wanted to let you know that you are my new favourite artist since I saw you in IFX I had to find you on here and watch you (that sounded creeeepy)
your art is exactly what I wanted to do, the colour style and painting technique is beautiful. And you use SAI which is great. (most of the artists I love are old-school and use PS) Would you consider doing a video process of one of your pieces? I would love to study your technique. Or perhaps a few WIP shots? especially of this piece (its my favourite)

Anyway thanks and keep up the outstanding work.

Red.
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monikapalosz Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
i'm not sure if i'll be able to record a process, but a couple of WIPs sounds like a nice idea. Thank you so much, i'm very happy that you like my work!! ;^;
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Maaronn Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Do I have to tell you that you've improved like hell? Nah, you probably know that by yourself.

Amazing work!! : D
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monikapalosz Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thank you >3<'''
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kofaile Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
well, this new version is amazing. im a bit of a fan of the Monkey King from legend, being born in the year of the monkey; monkeys are cool; etc. ;)
i really like your take on the ideal of the Monkey King.
oh, and the old version was not so bad.... kind of cute in a mischievous sort of way.
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dirgeofgabriel Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012
This is a phenomenal version of the Monkey King
I love it immensely!
May I ask what you based his staff on?
Is it a ceremonial/shaman staff of some kind?
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monikapalosz Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
just some wood cravings... designed by me, the way how i imagined it~
thanks!
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craw27 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
Wow,amazing work! :D
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xReina Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
your improvement is astounding *O*
i love your style and coloring ; U;
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monikapalosz Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thanks! ;^;
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exocolumn Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
Great work!
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Louise-1 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012
Your work is awesome. The man is exquisitely beautiful. I'm afraid I know nothing about the 'Monkey King', but I do like this work.
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner May 27, 2012
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :)
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ShakilovNeel Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh, finally DD, I've been waiting that moment for years!
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DarlingMionette Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
[link] <- Your artwork has been featured here! :D
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monikapalosz Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thanks a lot :)
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DarlingMionette Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You're very welcome :D Keep making gorgeous art! :D
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Darklarik Featured By Owner May 25, 2012
Wukong is hairier. this be an imposter
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Leotichan Featured By Owner May 24, 2012
the detail in the shoulder armor and the sheath are amazing! and his ear!!! love that ear @*@
this is really beautiful. great job! :)
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NGN-ART Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing work, you have a really good style to your art =)
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AgathaKeyguard Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist
Great work! :)
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BookerJ Featured By Owner May 23, 2012   Digital Artist
the mood set is so cool and mysterious! love the character. i really like this!!
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:iconcelestialeuphoria:
celestialeuphoria Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Student General Artist
OMG gorgeous.
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DeuteriumTritium Featured By Owner May 22, 2012
I like the story and this picture is great
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Elauren Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I am a huge fan of Dragon Ball, And I love seeing the different takes on Son Goku's home roots, hehe! The monkey king! I'm favoriting this! Very nice! I love it!
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chriseastmids Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
is wow enough .... :wow:
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Ichigolink Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Epic!
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Dexterlacey Featured By Owner May 21, 2012
Sweet
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DaLong8 Featured By Owner May 21, 2012
Orz
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Mino-Detechun Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Woah!! Nice ~( * 8 * )~
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Neutral-Death Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Is that a Snow Elf?
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Cartoon-Heart Featured By Owner May 21, 2012
cool :D
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Diuxidx3 Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
So much detail on the stick thing!! :D

I don't know what its called, don't hate me
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Narwhal42 Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Student Artist
This is impressive, love the paint work. Your other stuff looks great too.
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i-am-tsukiko Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Student General Artist
Whoah *0*
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batlesbo Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Great details!
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wisp99 Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing, love it :3
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thecasmael Featured By Owner May 21, 2012
fucking fantastic man, gotta say. Love the staff, the pose, everything. Particularly the pose.
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really nice.lovin the detail.
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Kahtra-DAdino Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
seiten taisei son goku
awesome.
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DaJMeRos Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This is so awesome I have to let you know how much i love this!!! (!@#$%^&*^$# AMAZING!!!!!!!!) Love the eyes!
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Rion-The-Fox Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow.
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GrimTheGirl Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the background! It goes perfect with it :D
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