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Tan Vien Son Thanh
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By splendidriver   |   Watch
Published: September 17, 2010
*Notice* I'm posting this on patchtogether.com, hoping it'll be made into a toy figure some time. All I ask from you guys now is a lil time register to the site and vote for me so that it'll get to the required votes for it to be produced. Thank you all so much :)

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Tan Vien Son Thanh - Son Tinh (English: Saint of the Tan Vien Moutain) is one of the most famous mythical characters of Vietnam. It is said that he was in a competition with the God of Sea - Thuy Tinh, in order to marry the King's daughter - Mi Nuong. The King - Hung Vuong - made up a test to choose only one of them to be his son-in-law: Whoever come back with a nine-tusked-elephant, a nine-spured-cock and a nine-red maned-horse first, would get the princess.

Being the king of moutains and forrest, Son Tinh easily managed to come back with all the required beasts, and got the girl as his wife. A bit late, Thuy Tinh got extremely angry and came after Son Tinh right away, trying to get the girl from his competitors' hands. He raised the sea, made heavy rains upon Son Tinh's land, hoping they would kill his enemy. But to defense himself and his just-married wife, Son Tinh used the moutains to stop the raging water and pushed Thuy Tinh back to his lair at The Sea of the East. But Thuy Tinh never quit. He comes back every year, makes storms and rains and floods, destroy many many villages, but he always lose to the power of Son Tinh. The people of Vietnam started worshiping Son Tinh as their protector from then on every year when the storm season comes.

I tend to make the concept for all the characters in this story, including Thuy Tinh, Hung Vuong the King and Princess Mi Nuong. Hoping to come back asap.

Thank you for all the support
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My mom said the king wants Mi Nuong to marry Son Tinh because he doesn't want his daughter to live like a fish ( :XD: ) under the sea, besiden Son Tinh is everyone's hero, so he offers such beasts.
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splendidriverProfessional Digital Artist
That makes sense :D
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:XD:
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whoa! long time don´t check your gallery, and it´s full of nice surprises like this one :3 congrats man!
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splendidriverProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you man, I've been working on a lot of changes for my style :D
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and I really like what you are doing, I mean, I like it since before, but u have pulished your style a lot, greetings :D
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cheeks-74 General Artist
great design, man!
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splendidriverProfessional Digital Artist
my honor sir :D, just done with an art work for this guy, will be uploading asap. Gonna make an art book on this story.
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splendidriverProfessional Digital Artist
thanks :)
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KynamhHobbyist General Artist
1) I love the character design 2) Thanks for telling the tale of Son Tinh! That was very informative and fun to read! :D
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splendidriverProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you ^^, I'm glad you like the story :)
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Kayos-AvianStudent Digital Artist
Those are some srs bsns eyebrows 8I
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splendidriverProfessional Digital Artist
what?
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looks good man and it was awesome seeing you at the con lol even though that was like forever ago
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splendidriverProfessional Digital Artist
I've never been at a Con, man, I'm not even in the U.S :|
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oh my black i was totally thinking of someone else lo hahahahaha my bad
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splendidriverProfessional Digital Artist
no problem man :D
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