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"I have heard about three monks. No names are mentioned, because they never disclosed their names to anybody. They never answered anything.

In China, they are simply known as the three laughing monks. And they did only one thing: they would enter a village, stand in the market place and start laughing. They would laugh with their whole being and suddenly people would become aware. Then others would also get the infection and a crowd would gather. The whole crowd would start laughing just because of them. What was happening? The whole town would get involved. Then they would move to another town. ”They were loved very much. That was their only sermon, their only message; that laugh. And they would not teach; they would simply create a situation.

”Then it happened that they became famous all over the country. Three laughing monks. All of China loved them, respected them. Nobody had ever preached in such a way that life must be just a laughter and nothing else. They were not laughing at anyone in particular. They were simply laughing as if they had understood the Cosmic joke. And they spread so much joy all over China without using a single word. People would ask for their names, but they would simply laugh. So that became their name – the three laughing monks.

”Then they grew old. And while staying in one village. one of the three monks died. The whole village became very much expectant because they thought that when one of them had died, the other two would surely weep. This must be worth seeing because no one had ever seen these people weeping. The whole village gathered. But the two monks were standing beside the corpse of the third and laughing – such a belly laugh. So the villagers asked them to explain this.

”So for the first time, the two monks spoke and said, ’We are laughing because this man has won. We were always wondering as to who would die first and this man has defeated us. We are laughing at our defeat and his victory. Also he lived with us for many years and we laughed together and we enjoyed each other’s togetherness, presence. There can be no better way of giving him the last send off. We can only laugh.

”But the whole village was sad. And when the dead monk’s body was put on the funeral pyre, then the village realized that the remaining two monks were not the only ones who were joking, the third who was dead was also laughing. He had asked his companions not to change his clothes. It was conventional that when a man died they changed his dress and gave a bath to the body. So the third monk had said, ’Don’t give me a bath because I have never been unclean. So much laughter has been in my life that no impurity can accumulate, can come to me. I have not gathered any dust.

Laughter is always young and fresh. So don’t give me a bath and don’t change my clothes.’ ”So just to respect his wishes, they did not change his clothes. And when the body was put to fire, suddenly they became aware that he had hidden some Chinese fire-works under his clothes and they had started going off. So the whole village laughed and the other two monks said: ’You rascal, you are dead, but you have defeated us once again. Your laughter is the last."


19 colors, background for one last project, hope i got enough time left to accomplish it.
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Given 2010-09-10
(Also sugested by: ~abjvkireil ~pencilhooliganl) Its not like Mr. Fool hasn't already earned his own prestige in the pixel art scene as one of the greatest pixel artist you could ever see, and his whole gallery is virtually one experience on its own waiting to amaze you. But last room manages to be particulary special not because its outstanding technique and execution, but also because the wonderful history that lies within the deviation's comment. ( Suggested by SQUiSHtheHobo and Featured by Metaru )
Siansaar Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Wonderful piece, love the story behind it!
RebellingLemming Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great art!
Tikomi-A Featured By Owner May 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I am crying right now, it's beautiful.  ;_;
Krzysiek2222 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015
Bongwater-bandit Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is GOD TIER pixel work man. I literally am speechless
ClockupFlowers Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That moment when you're so good at pixeling it looks like a digital painting. 
EFBailey Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Good God, Fool.  The clouds.  How did you even START?  Amazing work.
Venof-Unis-Jinanx Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Hobbyist
A story I'll remember.
OlivierU Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013
love pixel love fool.

You are the best pixelartist in world <3
justinmanas Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
do you have any art theory tutorials. Your stuff is so good.
fool Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
Unfortunately theory is something i'm lacking and use a common sense instead.
CraftyPixel Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love <3
Hunter-Wolf Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing pixel work and amazing story ^_^
Silkkat Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
oh my oh my oh my...
so awesome
Slimnooze Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
This is my personal favorite from all your work, no doubt. Thankyou so much for let us download it TwT
Slimnooze Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
Clouds are pixels too xDDD This is so ridiculously proffesional and supreme...
wahirsch Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm just beginning to have more than a passing interest in spriting and non-isometric artwork. Thanks for the inspiration.
k3vh3ad Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
fine message. wonderful piece!

Thank you
ganjatime Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011   Traditional Artist
gracias por compartir (:
Militant-Jester Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011   General Artist
Really awesome story.
ranbassi Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011  Hobbyist Filmographer
I posted a article on this very story on my blog... [link] seeing this image was of the same story I added a thumbnail, with direct link your page, hope thats ok, but if it isn't I will remove it right away.
Deborah-Valentine Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
another blow-mind Pixel art piece!
DarkDeityX Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Ive already left one comment on here... but just yesterday I told this story to one of my friends and it really helped them out. Thanks again, Sir Fool! Your work is one of the greatest inspirations - not just for art but for life as a whole!
AngelofDeathz Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so awesome!! I wish I knew how to do pixel art :D
JayRoseberry Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Student General Artist
wow orginally i liked the rendering but after reading the caption just caused me to think great job
zoanoid Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great work and story! The details on the texture is really amazing! +fav
decroded Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010 wow........
JTseng Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010
ooow man you are sick!

i really need to learn this pixel art thing :D
Ninzarel Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010
AMAZING WORK!!! and interesting story too.
SinisterSix Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010
Very Nice
silent0killa Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010
Hafunui Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I cant believe that this is pixel art! Those clouds are something else, wow.
JoJuelo Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010  Student General Artist
C L A S S I C !

:#1: :#1: :#1:
hinxlinx Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Nice painting and interesting story. It is socially wrong though to laugh in every situation as we all know it is inappropriate to laugh in quite a few of them that in real life, these 3 probably ended in a mental institute... LOL
I've never heard of the 3 laughing monks, is it your creation and story I wonder? The laughing Buddha Budai (what you based on) is a singular entities commonly associated with Maitreya in China. :)
hinxlinx Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Sorry entity, not entities. :)
Cerauno Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010
This literally took my breath away. This is, without a doubt, the most beautiful pixel art I've ever seen.
BlackScarletLove Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing story! AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!! :lmao: :aww:
karthik82 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing work. That's all I can say!
LovelyLike Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010
this is amazing, truly worth a DD :D
Zeydarchist Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010  Student Digital Artist
lol i love that little story!
and the pixels are amazing! so much detail!
The-Carved-Knot Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010  Professional General Artist
what a lovely story and a lovely drawing.
twilight-woods Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010
Holy shi--PIXEL?! You sir, are amazing.
Gateofhopedestroyed Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010
I love this!
CameronDaye Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I definitely love the artwork, but the story that goes with it is fascinating.
BellieBelle Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
beautiful story and image :clap:
reebba Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing!!!
tweedleindeed Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010
Awesome. Just awesome.
Ilaezha Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010  Student Digital Artist
This is the #1 most impressive pixel art piece I have ever seen! Congratulations on the DD!
Prodigious-Girl Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
That is a heart-warming, inspiring story. Thank you.
CristianKun Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010
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