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November 7th, 2010 #1
ChoW#221 :: Sun Wukong - The Monkey King
ROUND #221 :: Sun Wukong – The Monkey King
Sun Wukong – The Monkey King
Now this is a very interesting character from the Chinese epic novel “Journey to the West”. The novel tells the story of The Monkey King accompanying a monk on an epic journey to India. Sun Wukong is incredibly strong and has the power to transform himself into 72 different creatures and objects; however when he turns himself in to a human form, he’s not able to hide his monkey tail! The myth of the Monkey King inspired many movies, tv-shows and manga like the 2008 movie “The Forbidden Kingdom” and ofcourse the manga and anime “Dragonball”. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Journey...opular_culture)
Now it’s time this character inspires you!
Design Sun Wukong, The Monkey King!
- Think of his attributes, like his monkey tail (when in human form) and his staff.
- Setting can be anything, but make him recognizable as the Monkey King!
Some inspiration and information:
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Enslaved - Odyssey To The West? Big game, just released, same inspiration :p Anyhoot, I think I'll take a pass on this one. I'll probably get tainted by the game and I don't really like re-doing existing characters.
November 7th, 2010 #3
I love the Monkey King, but every time he's brought up in any context I can't help but think of Dragon Ball.
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November 8th, 2010 #9
My first thought was king louie from the djunglebook. But regarding the briefing there has to be a tail and orangs dont habe one.
The other thing that came to my mind:
I will try do do something, but quicker than last time.
November 8th, 2010 #10
Going for the demon aspect huh ? Quiet thrilling and wild. And I like the depth effect in the bg.
Heres my first impression on him.
From what I read Wukong is neither kind nor wise. He appears to be greedy and impatient, just like a child.
So I will give him a look that shows his immaturity.
Going in order:
1. Getting refs
2. Planning the layout
3. paint !
November 8th, 2010 #11
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here my start on da monchee chee
Check out my sketchbook and comment/crit while you're there =)
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Yes. I'm doing one!
November 8th, 2010 #15
This sounds really cool! Sketches will be coming up soon.
November 8th, 2010 #16
Going for a cross between Zhang Fei (from Dynasty Warriors fame), Iroh (from legend of Aang) and gorilla type ape stewing for a fight.
i know i need to sort out the left leg, but you get the idea of the concept.
November 8th, 2010 #17
I´ve decided to depict Sun in one of his human forms, wearing the trophies
he aquired from defeating the three sea dragons in the story.
Really cool story, gotto read the whole one someday!
November 8th, 2010 #18
Here's a little sketch to get going.
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I like the pose and perspective.
God idea with the trophies
Works well Perhaps adjust his right leg a bit.
Interesting outfit. Maybe have some of his arms or legs go toward the viewer.
Great start. I like his pose and outfit.
Arthur 'Two Shed
Great Looks almost finished except from his feet's.
I like the fourth best.
November 8th, 2010 #20
hmm,i'm thinking of giving him something like a samurai armor,but i'm not sure that fits...? i mean it's china after all... what do you think?
November 8th, 2010 #21
Heres an early sketch!
November 8th, 2010 #22
@carnifex, WOW i think that is a great idea, but make sure he holds a staff not samurai lol
@cameli,it looked great man..ur inspired from the india lores? lol
@janjager, the pose doesnt seem too strong to me, monkey king is a god of war too u know
@jason snair, maybe extend the canvas a bit to get the whole staff
@urotskidoji, i think u should give him monkey face
@fudoki,...a fat monkey king....*speechless*
@bameyer, that looked more like a gorilla lol
@vaejoun, the one in right corner, AWESOME!
@arthur2sheds , that is sweet lol
@sone one, looking good, but the squat pose seem a little bit weird
@ ruri, more sun wu kong less dragon ball ? lol
here's mine still figuring the whole figure, but definitely going full armor XD
November 8th, 2010 #23
Best portrayal of the Monkey King I've seen to date was in the Forbidden Kingdom ... Jet Li and Jackie Chan movie. Great movie... Jet Li nailed the attitude and the appearance was perfect.
Remember! He's the HANDSOME Monkey king!
Also, I loved the art for Enslaved BEFORE they redid it to make him beefier for the Western Audience. I curse the Western World's desire for BULKY men and that they consider more slender designs to be too gay or effeminate.
The first design made him look more appropriate to the martial arts background in my opinion.
Can't wait to see what everyone comes up with on this!
November 9th, 2010 #24
arsieiuni:: awesome movie by the way....i cant find my copy
here is my first WIP. for the pose i thought spider man and this is what came about.
November 9th, 2010 #25
@Bameyer: The Nose looks more like from a cat than an ape, getting some refs would help.
@Jason: I like it, keep it up
@Cameli: Nice godly feeling and great start on the feet.
@Artforall: The nose, ears and the sharp feet make him look like a catman. Apes have other feet and noses. I would suggest to chosse a monkey you like and getting refs.
Thanks for all the nice comments, I was unsure about that pose because you cant see much of his front, but now I started it.
I wanted to give him something disrespectful, sitting on a budda head but the scale didnt work, he would be too small on the picture.
November 9th, 2010 #26
Vaejoun: Looks very promising
CrookedHorn: Seems we had somewhat the same idea about the staff
BAMeyer: You should count the toes
Last edited by Thole; November 9th, 2010 at 08:06 AM.
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Here is my WIP, please tell me what you think!
Edit: Tried to reupload my picture, can you see it now?
Guess two pics are better than none -_-'
Last edited by Thole; November 9th, 2010 at 10:02 AM.
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Here's what I have so far.
I'm still learning how to use Painter and my anatomy skills still need some work.
November 9th, 2010 #30
Mittymandi, very cute ideas! I like the second to the lefts head best and the short dress of the right one. very nice stylisation.
Arthur Two Sheds, great start! I got nothing more to say than the tail that been mentioned. love the colors.
Vaejoun, nice sketch, man I really like the pose and style this will have! and I don't think you need to worry too much about orangs not having a tail. you're not drawing the animal but a mythological monkeyman figure that might resemble an orang-utan. and have a tail.
or am I bending the rules here because mine looks a lot like a gorilla?
oh and I just saw the colors: really good for a first color pass, and unexpected as well. maybe that his dress the background and the stump he's sitting on have a very similar tone is a bit overwhelming.
sone one, really like the fierce warrior features in yours. looks like this will be a great entry.
Ruri, good start. I would make sure to make it look more dynamic though. the pose itself offers a lot of movement, maybe you could increase the feel by not having the front arm and leg go too parallel and getting some curves and folds in the very stiff coat.
BAMeyer, I like the pose a lot. Maybe add a bit more cloths and/or embolishment to seperate him from any other monkey(men) and make him more king.
fudoki, cool combinations of influences! I'm going for a gorillaescue one myself . and I like the facial hair!
Urötskidoji, good seeing a more human character. I guess the will be loads of monkeys this time . looking forward to more!
Jason Snair, lovely start, dude. his expression and pose look great. and the beard is a good touch as well!
JanJager, really good combination of human and monkey! looking forward to where you will go with it.
Cameli, great sketch already. I love the blue and red combo. Tiny thing about the composition that's bugging me is that both his cape and hair are cut on their tipy by the frame. I would personally either extend the canvas or enlarge the cape and make it really cover more of the bg and go out of the frame.
Art4all, I like the lean and tall figure for a change here. and the headdress is really intriguing already. I agree on the catlike look though, maybe work on the monkeyfeatures a bit more.
CrookedHorn, the pose is great. and his face is cool as well. Now I want to see where you go with the colors.
Thole, I still can't see yours. You can edit it in using the attachment manager. just hit edit on your post, go advanced and click the paperclip icon to upload your picture to this site.
totengraber, good start and thinking about the anatomy underneath his cloths does definately help. If you plan on adding a background I would put in the basic colors you have in mind soon. this will affect you character differently than a plain brown/grey.
Had almost the complete day off yesterday so I got a lot of painting done already and now really want to finish this.
I don't know if I'm straying away too far from the myth but I went in a more old and wise gorillatype. he's in his later less jumpy days here.
started with pretty random shapes and used a lot of crazy brushes that I usually don't even notice in my set.
Once I saw something in there it helped me to get down the figure pretty quickly and come up with shapes I wouldn't otherwise.
It does take a while to clean up though . tell me what you think.