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Monkey King by Ketka Monkey King by Ketka
My new illustration
Photoshop CS5
original size 7763x4843px :)
available to print size A4
close up 100% size and work in progress [link]

saw the old chines cartoon and film and it was very inspiring.
I wanted to create a decorative illustration in the contemporary Chinese
art style with many details , warm colors and aerial forms.
Monkey King is a hero with no doubts , but i can't say that he is good or
bad guy. He seems to me more composite and deep character. He has rather
mutable inconstant earth spirit.
I wanted to show the contrast between the world of beauty Dakinis and more
materialistic Monkey King.

Thank you for the watching and comments!
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Given 2010-12-07
Monkey King by *Ketka has such an awesome composition. The colours are well chosen and the anti gravity reality is so well executed. ( Suggested by SweetYuya and Featured by Norke )
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Khasdannyanlord Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
dinamyc moment hahah inmortality peachs... 
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MQ-MX-XQ Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2018
Holy Crap, Who are the two girls with white hair? They're fucking sexy!!!
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socutewukong Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2016  Professional Filmographer
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Preyote Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I love the monkey king so much! He looks so sneaky in this image!
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JoseXD12 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2015
How many peaches have stolen monkey
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JoseXD12 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2015
Buen bajo y gracias por la info. 
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jedion357 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the story of the Monkey King: favorite is when he thinks he's out smarted Buddha and traveled to the end of the universe and decided to take a piss on these pillars that are there and it turns out that the pillars are Buddha's fingers and  the Monkey King is standing in Buddha's hand.

I like the composition and framing of this image- the two girls and Monkey King each form triangles about to collide in the middle.
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just-a-appreciator Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014
why beautiful women would choose an ugly ape man when she could choose a beautiful man like me?
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monkey-mangle Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014  Professional Artist
monkey strong man not
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sisterawesomeness Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014
This takes my breath away.
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mooname Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  Professional General Artist
hello, your wonderful work has been featured in :icondthemansion:
You are welcome to share with us your incredible talent :D
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XpsYZ Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome illsutration
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Dagger-Drop Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Student General Artist
Sun Wukong the monkey king is my FAVORITE I am a dummy! 
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MKAryaShade Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Professional Writer
Oh my. I love this and have never seen any drawings for Journey to the West.
You did a great job and I agree he isn't a good or a bad guy. (Now if only Master would figure that out.)
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User-Atem Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014
This is really good. I wish there was art like this in the mass media. It would brighten this world of ours. My only criticism is that the face of the monkey king seems malicious. It throws me off. I think of him as being mischievous. He looks straight up cut throat ish. It's kind of odd. besides that. Freaking hell. This sets standards. Or at least its by far the best I've ever seen. Could you imagine Disney/Pixar movies looked like this. omg.
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Ketka Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
heh it's not disney indeed -)
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turbo-wooo-bots Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
so what/who are the lovely women?
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turbo-wooo-bots Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
not familer with the full story but those spirit women are beautiful and sexy
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JoseXD12 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2015
The monkey king the frozen one day (time magician or something)
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MKAryaShade Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Professional Writer

Those should be the Fairy Maidens of the Peaches of Longevity. They are in charge of the orchard and are supposed to protect it.

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M0uthyMerc Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
This is truly beautiful but why does the monkey king look so evil?
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BooKoFBoBB Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013
Lovely almost classical composition Nice use of complimentary colour
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jloko702 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013
So Awesome!!!!
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sofakingpablo Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
Badass.
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Jak-Fletcher Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very Cool! The detail is astounding
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st7001 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is one great monkey king illustration Ketka. NICE JOB!!
How long it took you to finish this piece & if you don't mind showing some progression ?..

Keep up the good work!
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st7001 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love your work Ketka! this is fantastic
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Kolosas Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
Beautiful dream. Labai gražu :)
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prebethijo Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
nice work!
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FlorenciaAtria Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Student Filmographer
Love the details!
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Lynnazumi Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
Wonderful ^^
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emogirlinoutoflove Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Professional Artist
awsome
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rome0s Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
woaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa What a Pic
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SanctusNocturne Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
can you like me to the cartoon?
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Paraceratherium Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
Chinese mythology is like a complete psychedelic acid trip. Hey he looks like Monkion of from Thundercats.
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Ulben Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
Great work, love the colors.
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enabeleno Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this was awesomely done :tighthug:
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dreamheron Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
Amazing!
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dynsen Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
Gorgeous work
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starcru Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
nice.
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Z2pik Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
really amazing , good job !
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redisoj Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Ух ты ж! Безумно красиво.
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TimVithor Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome!
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RaNoOl Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
Потрясающе!

Мария, отличная работа! Очень впечатляет!

Скажите , это вы рисовали в какой-то проект? Или просто так.
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Ketka Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
спасибо :)
это для китайской книги, проект "72" про короля обезьян. в России это издание врятли появится :)
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claudiocerri Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Wonderful work. Congratuolation for the DD
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Emerson-Fialho Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Professional Artist
Awesome... Beautiful artwork, congratulations!
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CeeMarcuS Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
I've seen this before, am I crazy?
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fatL-ephant Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
this is gorgeous!
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