Sun Wukong

 

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Sun Wukong – the Monkey King. He is the Chinese folk lore hero from the story of Journey to the West. I did a lot of research in what he wore, and how he looked. There are a lot of depictions of him as gigantic angry apes. This, although creates amazing imagery, is not historically accurate to the story. In several versions of the story, he is similar to a snow monkey with is tan fur and a pinkish face and stands under 5 ft tall. Here I have him dressed in his dragon armor detailed with scales and his golden staff. For the background I created textures from a wall of text that I created. I created a flourished wallpaper to really bring the elements of foreground and background together. I am a big fan of this piece, and hope to do more in the future similar to it.

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