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noah
01-22-2004, 07:58 AM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/galleryimages/47197/monkeyking_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/galleryimages/47197/monkeyking.jpg)

:wavey: it's chinese new year today. happy chinese new year to one and all~~

this pic was finished in late dec last year. *lol* now's a good time to post it i guess.

the deeper meaning to this picture is actually to present how piracy has taken over the originals in the markets worldwide (yes the monkey below is the real one, on top is the fake one :cry: )

on the lighter note, it's the monkey year!! hoho.

so yeah, have a good day people. hope you guys like the pic :p

kurai
01-22-2004, 08:05 AM
:thumbsup:

Enayla
01-22-2004, 09:20 AM
Stunning.

I don't know what else to say: one of my biggest favourites as of late.

Riddick
01-22-2004, 09:53 AM
Ouaw!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Arfffffff a master Award for you Now!
:applause:

OrcOYoyo
01-22-2004, 10:28 AM
Happy new year over there :)
And a great picture. :bounce: :bounce:

djkpat
01-22-2004, 02:53 PM
This is defently one of the most amazing pieces i have ever seen, keep up the good work.

shanesemler
01-22-2004, 03:15 PM
"the deeper meaning to this picture is actually to present how piracy has taken over the originals in the markets worldwide (yes the monkey below is the real one, on top is the fake one"

Piracy? Of what, Monkeys?

bluemagicuk
01-22-2004, 03:21 PM
Thats a sweet pic so full of charisma ... well done :beer:
I was born in the year of the monkey :P

Neison
01-22-2004, 03:28 PM
Wow, great details. I really enjoy the flares on the edges of the softer materials.

My only crit would be that the head of the screamin' monkey seems a tad misplaced -- a little small too. If it were notched over to the right and enlarged to fit the proportions of the rest of the body he'd be perfect.

Again, great details, and excellent colors!

akira9999
01-22-2004, 03:29 PM
oh my god ~~~

eek
01-22-2004, 03:32 PM
Wicked piece!, im a monkey in the chinese calender!

great work!

eek

Morten_Jensen
01-22-2004, 03:35 PM
Monkeys are cool :)


Morten

Beastie
01-22-2004, 04:00 PM
Nice work! Whats the signifigance of the lower monkey trapped in stone? :thumbsup:

hesido
01-22-2004, 04:05 PM
such a striking painting..
:buttrock:

Supervlieg
01-22-2004, 04:31 PM
Great stuff. Nice use of colors. Great style!

gigatron
01-22-2004, 04:33 PM
I'm a wood rat, is this a good year for me? lol..

theRAIN
01-22-2004, 04:33 PM
well boss long time havent seen in Fantastic,missing u lol

toonshady
01-22-2004, 05:12 PM
Big D Nice work! Whats the signifigance of the lower monkey trapped in stone?

Probably because he was naughty:D Like in the original story.

l3d_davi
01-22-2004, 05:18 PM
wow ! ice picture man really good :applause:

kinston
01-22-2004, 05:30 PM
once i look at it i know it sure will in 1st page

cityhunter
01-22-2004, 05:35 PM
Originally posted by shanesemler
"the deeper meaning to this picture is actually to present how piracy has taken over the originals in the markets worldwide (yes the monkey below is the real one, on top is the fake one"

Piracy? Of what, Monkeys?

The monkey at the bottom was from the chinese folklore "Sai Yu Ki" (spelling?). The story I know what it's about but hard to explain it in english, cause I suck. But the monkey was the monkey king "Son Goku" (spelling?). The bottom is the genuine article, while the top is the imposter.

I probably made it even more confusing.:blush:
Excellent drawing.

dogtired
01-22-2004, 05:56 PM
hmmm... awesome stuff, very good work... but

how does that lizard not fall? the branch it is sitting isn't being anchored by anything

gigatron
01-22-2004, 06:02 PM
Son Goku owns :D Yeah awesome drawing (i forgot to say heh) I love tales and stuff :D

GARA
01-22-2004, 06:10 PM
nice piece, messege conveyed pretty nicely,
esspecially through a piece with another meaning...
very nice detail


:thumbsup:

pascal_blanche
01-22-2004, 07:05 PM
looks like mr K a t s u y a T E R A D A is growing bigger and bigger in artists inspirations ;) really nice monkey king, bravo!

arliss
01-22-2004, 07:35 PM
monkeys rule!

:) great work

http://www.roguecreations.com/daren_bader/images/art_daren/otherstuff/monkeyking.jpg

fotoas
01-22-2004, 07:39 PM
the year of monkey :buttrock:

destroyer.. hehe.. but for me too much details

take care
fotoas

Joss
01-22-2004, 07:58 PM
Very.... ummm... interesting.

What's with all the weird stuff going on in this piece?

I need to get ahold of that story of the monkey because this is really freaking me out.

I need closure! :p

sonicstrawbery
01-22-2004, 09:33 PM
Freaky style and great attitude of characters .
You got an awesome idea behind this picture, nice concept

happy new year to you :buttrock:

batavia
01-22-2004, 09:37 PM
Sun wu-kong (sp) ?
Excellent picture...just fabulous.
If forgot the story, but isn't it something like a monkey who's trapped under a mountain, then was freed by a monk, and they go to all the journey with the pig guy?

Julez4001
01-22-2004, 10:46 PM
monk: tripitaka
weaponsmith: Sandy
Piggy -

The gods imprisoned Monkey under a stone mountain because he was very naughty (but a good guy) and became too powerful to clean up after. Tripitaka freed him aslong he agreed to join him on his quest to retrieve the buddaist scrolls sp). Tripitaka places a golden tiara on monkey's head to keep under control.

Gamoron
01-22-2004, 10:58 PM
Lovin your work, and this one hits me where it counts. I'm not deserving of being faked, but you better watch your back noah!
:applause:

sept94
01-22-2004, 11:57 PM
Some characters of Dragon Ball are based on this story.

ada89
01-23-2004, 01:04 AM
Nice Wukong!!! :thumbsup:

john_chen
01-23-2004, 03:27 AM
cool..

phoenix
01-23-2004, 03:55 AM
very exceptional

Mastakojo
01-23-2004, 04:11 AM
The folklore in english is called "Journey to the West". Its a chinese myth......like the hercules in the greek mythology.
The monkey king, Son Goku, is came from a million years old rock who had absorbed the spirit of the sky and the earth. He is called monkey king cuz he ruled on his own mountain. One day he screwed up and challenge the the gods and said he is stronger then all of them. The gods got pissed and they had a war, it ended up that he got trap by the 5 finger mountain of Buddha. 500 years had passed, and a monk, who had a mission to bring a montra (kinda bible for buddhism, dunno if thats the right word) from india back in china, free him and accept him as follower, Well they met a lot of monsters in the way and one of them was the evil monkey king, who is born the same way as son goku. That evil monkey used to be good, but got jealous of son goku and want to beat him. Thats about the story. Sorry with my bad english.

Happy new year.
Kon hei fa choi

zsz
01-23-2004, 06:22 AM
:beer: YEAH! HAPPY MONKEY YEAR! I LOVE UR ILLUSTRION!
GOOD WORK!

Shady_Lady
01-23-2004, 07:30 AM
noah's work is always my favourite stuff.:applause:

It reminds me of the monkey king by Terada.

eek
01-23-2004, 09:15 AM
Sounds like we could do a great thread of work based on the year of the monkey, it could be sketches, final pieces animations, etc etc.

Anyway great piece, once again!

eek

Kamui
01-23-2004, 09:33 AM
amazing! great work!

VAYE.K
01-23-2004, 10:25 AM
woow``nice work ~!!i like ~!

Wonderer
01-23-2004, 12:49 PM
Amazing! Very well done:thumbsup:

Pibonne Zuntata
01-23-2004, 01:41 PM
Nice, Son Gokuh!

Your stuff looks great, it reminds me of Terada Tatsuya (帥揷 崕栫)works
Keep it up, maybe you are actually him?
:applause:

great Terada Tatsuya stuff below

http://www.watch.impress.co.jp/game/docs/20010615/mfac02.jpg
http://cacazan.com/profile/pro.html
http://cacazan.com/work2003.html

:buttrock:

Jack Hatred
01-23-2004, 02:46 PM
An ironic choice of subject matter and style...
Not meaning to diss but, isn't this image attempting to pirate theme, character and style from Katsuya Terada's monkey king comics.

you may be able to view some of terada's work here: http://www.catsuka.com/interf/insolite/terada/terada_divers.html

or at his site here:http://www.t3.rim.or.jp/~terra/

support

kayniac
01-23-2004, 03:31 PM
Cool!!:bounce:
That's some very very beautiful artwork

Garma
01-23-2004, 03:51 PM
y'know when I saw the plug I expected another dark brown dirty picture. This is much better. I like your colours, however a little too saturated maybe.

Alejandro P.
01-23-2004, 06:23 PM
About piracy... You should've try to get any licence game or somthing in my country without to get some desecrated pice of you know what:cry:. You don't know what means "russian localization"!!!

Best Regards

BMunchausen
01-23-2004, 06:59 PM
Beautiful, as is the work on your site. Can you tell me how you determine your color schemes? I love the light in your pictures...Do you start by coloring the whole thing in one color and work from dark to light? What's your method?

wanzai
01-23-2004, 07:02 PM
Originally posted by Mastakojo
The folklore in english is called "Journey to the West". Its a chinese myth......like the hercules in the greek mythology.
The monkey king, Son Goku, is came from a million years old rock who had absorbed the spirit of the sky and the earth. He is called monkey king cuz he ruled on his own mountain. One day he screwed up and challenge the the gods and said he is stronger then all of them. The gods got pissed and they had a war, it ended up that he got trap by the 5 finger mountain of Buddha. 500 years had passed, and a monk, who had a mission to bring a montra (kinda bible for buddhism, dunno if thats the right word) from india back in china, free him and accept him as follower, Well they met a lot of monsters in the way and one of them was the evil monkey king, who is born the same way as son goku. That evil monkey used to be good, but got jealous of son goku and want to beat him. Thats about the story. Sorry with my bad english.

Happy new year.
Kon hei fa choi

I can't help myself to be annoyed everytime when I see Chinese terms/names being widespread by the Japanese - using their pronunciation.

Even now, when it's about the original story, the name known from Dragon Ball is being used. Darn.

The Monkey King's name is actually "Sun Wu-Kong", pronounced "Soon Woo-Kong". It's Chinese.

Erm, I'm not intending to start flaming here...

Happy new year :hmm:

calzoncillos
01-23-2004, 08:29 PM
Hey, noah, amazing stuff, as always. :) Now, my question is... When are you going to make an illustrations book?? I want one now!

Kung hey fat choi!! (Happy new year, I think, hehe)

DEVARSHY
01-24-2004, 06:33 AM
Great Work Noah!I'm a big fan!

With so much monkey talk goin on how could I stay away?

Even In our land and relegion : Hinduism... We have Monkey God Hanuman.He is one of the 8 Immortal gods in the Hindu pantheon.

Known to be a son of a consort and a court dancer he went on to become a celibate for life...and had extraordinary intellect and memory till he became too proud of it and was cursed to forget every important memory of his life... only to remember when someone reminds him that he knows it.

He had extraordinary strength and could fly crossing huge oceans....still revered and worshipped with great regard all over India mainly by the wrestlers and Body Builders.

An artwork based on Hanuman:: (http://www.gfxartist.com/community/member_gallery/24365)

Im working on a Monkey artwork....posting soon!

speedhorse
01-25-2004, 02:58 AM
Like very much! ! ! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

DoLeeP
02-13-2004, 12:14 AM
wow very good job:thumbsup:

neosnake
02-14-2004, 09:45 AM
Great work! About the story i remembered that the evil stone money have six ears,in the original story it is called 'Liu-er-mi-hou'.
sorry my English sucks...

bullethead
02-14-2004, 02:24 PM
Originally posted by sept94
Some characters of Dragon Ball are based on this story. Actually all of dragonball is based off of journey to the west. I want to read that "story" I guess you can call it.

But back to the image...just stunning. Im in awe...very beautiful work. I love your textures...Im still in too much to really say anything with meaning so I leave you with this....:drool: ....:bowdown:

tx_rx
02-20-2004, 01:43 PM
cool

Benton
02-24-2004, 10:20 AM
好特别的齐天大圣!

Dreamy Kid
03-01-2004, 08:08 PM
What a great concept and artwork you got there. I love monkey king story. once again , good work !

sherrif
03-02-2004, 08:28 AM
COOL!COOL!COOL


:bowdown:

gueixuan
03-03-2004, 06:40 AM
在火神上的时候就很喜欢~:bowdown:

spacecat
03-06-2004, 12:40 PM
My God. Dangers!:eek:
I am Chinese.
this is my first time to see King Monkey like that.
Cute!!
:)

LukeMrozek
06-26-2004, 10:29 AM
Oh WOW !!

Stunning...

giza
06-26-2004, 12:13 PM
The colors are the best part of your good images...

xjgd4321
06-26-2004, 07:16 PM
The classic's work!Very good the monkey king!:thumbsup: The role design is very beautiful! cool!!!

ceer
06-27-2004, 09:25 AM
good i like it

icezasa
06-28-2004, 04:36 AM
wow!

I love your pictures!

technoxx
07-04-2004, 01:08 AM
Wow, i really love it, you have a lot of skills

ZaGHaM
07-05-2004, 06:19 AM
smooth man smooth work love the painting..

3wings
07-05-2004, 09:55 AM
oh!my monkey.king.

hehe!

i am chinese.

但我英文太差,你是我偶像啊,呵呵

taemee
07-06-2004, 08:05 PM
simply awsome i liked the composition concept and offcourse the monkey king... ;)

smashed it..

garywood
08-06-2004, 07:30 AM
I like this piece. In fact,there is a renowned classical Chinese novels dated back some four hundred years ago called "The journey to the west" or "Monkey King", and there is one section telling about that the Monkey King fights againt a fake Monkey King who claims that he is the original one. to get more info about the novel, just go to http://www.china-on-site.com/literatu/classic/west/intro.htm:D

ngrava
08-07-2004, 12:44 AM
I would Love to make a monkey king movie! I've always loved this story. When I was a kid I saw an animated movie called "Ali Kazzam" Here in the US. Has Anyone ever seen this? There was also a great adaptation of it in Heavy Metal that was a lot more graphic and raw. That's the way I would want to make it rather then cute little monkey ridding on a cloud and turning into butterflies and bushes. :) I'd love to keep it authentic as possible and not give into the western ideals of story telling. It seems to me that when westerners make adaptations of Asian stories, everything needs to be put into an American perspective or reference Western things to be understood. I'd really rather not do that at all. Just tell the story the way it was meant to be told. You can be the designer? ;) Maybe I'll start working on this...



-=GB=-

PoR3
08-08-2004, 02:36 AM
Great work ! Reminds me of Masamune Shirow's style, and with great colors ! I also like the position of the characters, and the global look of the image. Great work again!

SteelPixel
11-02-2004, 06:41 AM
yeah I'm a monkey, and I love "Journey to the West" et al I have an old illustrated copy of "Monkey Subdues The White Bone Demon" drawn by Chao Hung-pen and Chien Hsiao-tai that's spectacularly drawn, anything evoking that myth is cool with me, well done!

Mikier
12-11-2004, 03:04 AM
Primal...nice and primal. The world should have so much more primal...
Great work.

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