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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 )
lEID3R Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing! :)
oO-Monkey-Oo Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist
Beautiful work! I want that bo staff! :P
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
Ulver-av-Nord Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Student Traditional 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.
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
henny-ann Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Student Filmographer
Flangdom Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Very intresting look!
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.

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!! ;^;
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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