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The monkey king by Ntocha The monkey king by Ntocha
This my personal vision of the monkey king, sun wu kong !
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Given 2009-08-26
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The monkey king by ~Ntocha ( Suggested by OneFreeInternet and Featured by PurpelBlur )
AskTheMonkeyKing Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014
Not going to lie man seeing this and the other pics you drew of you own personal vision of wukong looks like a something that would be an anime/cartoon, manga/comic, or a video game either way I would watch, read, and play XD this is so awesome!))
RedScarlet Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
bloody awesome mate!
the-third-guy Featured By Owner May 15, 2014
This is REALLY badass!  Amazing stuff!
bridragon Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013
that is so awesome
patrick17 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
omfg!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! bro the best thing ive ever seen on deviantart
the-real-ronin-X Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
Just amazing!!!
guima93 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Man, this is so NICEE!!!!! LOVE IT ALL!
MGott1992 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011
Hahaha! This is great. I was going through all these traditional-style pictures of the Monkey King, and then this comes up! I love it.
10WorldsStudio Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Professional Writer
Still my favorite!!!
Ntocha Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011
Thanks Joseph ;)
x-Sparticus-x Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011
I WANNA SEE HIS FACE. lol awesome pic
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Red97678 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011
awesome.. and cool..
P1Y Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010
yeah this is sick i would have like to have seen his face but this is a dope ass rendering of the monkey king
yoshimickster Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010
Sun wukong with a gun? That's throwing gasoline on the freaking Samadhi fire! Nice job.
eevilmonkee Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
:O :O :O....:O
OrrJ07 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010
Real tight how long it take you to do it
mortalartist Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Your skill is unparalleled.. . Tis what I admire in a artist.
Butch007 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2009
This image is part a mini feature in my most recent journal ("Getting to Know You" - [link])
InsomniacDreema Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
man im glad i found your page this shit is bad ass man i like your style
GROmeanT Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2009
Nice work!
I have seen so many versions of 孫悟空. But this is the first time that sun-monkey with a gun, but What confused me most is that there was no gun in Tang Dynasty. Wukong is the symbol of justice, freedom and kind-hearted in Chinese traditional literature. Most Chinese people love him because of his audacity and wit.
I'm so sorry to see that you've made a grammar mistake. In my opinion, the right order should be “火猴戰士”, which could be translated directly into "Fire Monkey Warrior".
Ntocha Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2009
Thanks a lot man and thank you for your advice. I have so much love and respect for the chinese traditional literature but i understand what your feeling because i felt the same when i first start thinking about this project...but you know, as you've said, there's so many version of the monkey king and almost all of them stick to the traditional legend... what i wanted to do here is to make something that doesn't follow the legendary journey of the west because that was over done and i didn't wanna make "another" monkey king like everbody knows... i wanted to do something differnt,timeless ( that's why he has a gun ),with all my influences in there (japanese and chinese mix lol) and just use the "icon" of the monkey king but not his real journey...

In my project, my character is sun wukong's descendant, he'll have almost all the powers that the real monkey king you can see, he doesn't have the same appearance, i wanted to make him more like a gorilla than a little monkey but he still have that awareness, mischievousness, smartness, and even bigger strenght that the real monkey king had too...he have the sense of justice but in a different way !

Well i just wanted too justify my choice a little so you can understand that i didn't want in any ways to make a wrong interpretation of that legend that i love and respect so much and precisely is because i love it that i didn't want to make a version that stick to it, because i knew that would be a bad thing :D

And thank you also for the right translation i should have ask people before doing that way lol because i admit that i don't speak chinese i don't know kanji's very well ! hey so next time, can i ask you to transale me something ? :D because i want to do the other characters of the project with their names in kanji's !

Thanks you man, your comment was very important and helpful for me, hope we can talk agin !

GROmeanT Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2009
Yes, you are right, creativity is very important for an artist, and i admire your drawing skill very much:dalove:! it's my pleasure to translate something for you:). You can also visit [link] for translation. I'm a student you know, so i'm afraid that i'm unable to use computer very frequency:blahblah::ashamed:. By the way, i love your monkey!
r7ll Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2009
Seriously badass!
Ntocha Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2009
Man !!! this is crazy !!! i didn't expect that lol
all your comments guys give me more motivation to make more of it... thank you guys !!!
seppukuu Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009
is that supposed to be xuánzàng's gun?
very nice and not so traditional rendition of the monkey king. :thumbsup:
Coronaholic Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009
Monkey Goes West memories returning!

thanks bud!
Trinivee Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009   General Artist
Impressive!I love it!
Ntocha Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2009
Thank you man ! hey i love your fluffy ! ;D
Trinivee Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2009   General Artist
U do?Thanks a lot,appreciate it!!Fluffy took a lot of work!
HenryIndiana Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009
Son Goku with a gun? That's new and it's interesting.
Kriminal24k Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009   Interface Designer
I love your style bro!
muffinman388 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
too sick! pro colors on this, and the fur looks great
AnzennaArtz Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
That is truely amazing!! And people thought Jamie Hewlett's version of WuKong was extreme!! [hee, including me! 8D]

LOVE! :heart:
Haha, love the gun part, definitely a new perception of the Monkey King as I see it. Nice job, love your style too. :3
Radeba Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009  Student Digital Artist
wow that looks amazing m8 background the gun the staff just everything SICK
EmbertheAngel Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009  Student General Artist
Wow...Major Impact!! I personally like the drawing itself, the BG, the Gun and sword details and everything!!
hokuto Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009
FUCK YEAH SUN WUKONG, he looks fantastic - great colors. :heart:
Mupfel-art Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009
WOW i love that picture, all the details and that cracking background looks awesome!
mongkih Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009  Professional General Artist
what a wonderful one. love the details
cr0z3r Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009  Student Digital Artist
it's really great: the fact it's a killin monkey, the design and precission on detail.. and the bckground of course.

great concept.
Fenikkitsune Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009
BAD@$$! Love it! Instant fave!
Charro666 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah Goku Rocks! =D
san-aN Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009
that´s awesome pal

but wouldn´t it be better if he head the kanji for monkey or king on the bacK?
Akai-Saru Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
love the Monkey King =D
canius Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
too bad we can't see his face... still its pretty awesome to see a version of the monkey king wield a staff AND A GUN!!! nice job!
pzUH Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
super cool.... :wow:
shinragod Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009
Well that is pretty cool! I kinda wanted to see his face though. But it's beautifully rendered as it is.
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