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The other Gokuh by AnnouncerGuy The other Gokuh by AnnouncerGuy
Or rather uh... THE Gokuh, our Gokuh being the other Gokuh.....or whatever. Yeah, I'd been wanting to do some Journey to the West fanart for quite some time, ever since I read an english translation some years back. I really enjoyed it, it's a little like the Odyssey in that it's hella long but at the same time stuff is constantly happening, only JTW is probably more fun (in my opinion). So here I have the four main characters: Son Gokuh the Monkey King who is portrayed as mischievious yet wise (which is strange since he's always a retard in anime), Tripitaka (Xuanzang) who is the virtuous but somewhat faint-hearted priest that frees Gokuh and takes him as his disciple, Pigsy, the second disciple who is somewhat lazy yet loyal, and of course Sandy......nobody knows what the hell Sandy looks like....he was kind of just there.... Fun bunch.

I finally did art, FINALLY!!! School is torture I tell you, absolute torture and all I really wanna do is draw!! I hate society!!!!

done in colored pencil, don't hate me, I know about as much about China as I do about rocket science.....In case you don't know, pretty much nothing.
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BlueVagabond Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Student General Artist
I like the shading :3
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HUmarWarriorAtticus Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012
MONKEY KING!!!! I LOVE GOKU!!!!
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VikingSpirit73 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011
I recently read the journey to the west!
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kwr2k11 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011
In the time travel season of Dinosaur King, our main protagonists team up with Dr Z and his Alpha Gang to go to ancient China, where they meet the priest that inspired the story "Journey to the West". The Alpha Gang disguise themselves as the priest and his companions, Sandy, Pigsy, and Monkey King.
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HikariKame Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011
It's so cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love it!!!
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kamenriderace Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010
I remember seeing the first ten minutes of what i thought had to be the CHEAPEST-LOOKING version of Journey To The West ever filmed, with music stolen from 1979's Star Trek: The Motion Picture and the cheesiest looking Gokou costume that made Hanuman from the Thai-Japanese co-production Hanuman & The Six Ultra Brothers look good by comparison. Of course, it was added as filler for a bootleg VHS of some episodes of the Super Sentai series Goseii Sentai Dairanger at the time.

That aside, this is quite an impressive piece. And I see one or two areas where the influence of manga artist Akira Toriyama has found its way into the piece.
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PapayaCrazy Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2009  Student Photographer
May I have permission to feature this on my website for a school project (Mythology final)? I will credit and not lay any claim to this picture. There will be a link leading back to this page.
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San999 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
So, you too read Journey to the West? ^^ Whatever, nice drawing. ^^
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CWingSyun Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2008
Being Chinese i've heard about this story but I've never read it...i know the very basics. Yet..being born and raised in UK my chinese is rubbish...so i've gota find myself an english translation..

This is awesome though XD
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Segamonsaga Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2008
I like it... :D :heart:
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ChynaDolly Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2008
Very good :D
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Balron Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2008
I have to say, the choice of colors in this give it the appeal of the ancient story it is meant to be:3

Now you should do hanuman next XD

Its almost the same story, maybe you heard of Ramayana:3???
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BlackroseSariaSan Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2007
Yes! Journey to the West!

I remember reading that when I was a kid!

T'was awsome!

^_^
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Elemental-Magus Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's Pigsy!!!!!!! and Sandy!
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nameless-hero Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2007
WHOa! neat! nice idea indeed!... and I like the colours in this also, reminds me of old stories!... those mountains also look very interesting!...
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Vegigi Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2007
Wow, cool background and cool colored o.o
I like China-Legends^^ You drew the monkey and the normal boy good. The others two too, but this are a pig and a human-looking thing, so i donīt realy like them XD
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bentoutofshape Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2007  Student Writer
you should watch the tvb version of journey to the west it's been out for ages.
That version has been my favourite ever since it came out
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tenko72 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2007
I really like this! I like the clouds and mountains an dhow Goku is the monkey king here.
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chasmosaur Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2007
Sweet. I was wondering where that cute Wukong icon came from.

The book describes Sandy/Sha Wujing with indigo skin, flaming red hair, and eyes like lanterns, but hardly anybody ever draws him like that, unfortunately. Everybody forgets about him but I think he's my favorite character, if only because he was portrayed as such an adorable fop in that "Monkey" TV show.
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Kalila-chan Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dats pretty cool
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michal-s Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2007
I love it!
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X-babe Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2006
This is awesome :excited:

Definitely :+fav::thumbsup:
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torenlucifet Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2006
Yeah, The Journey to the West is fairly popular back in China; they've made several television reditions. [my brother absolutely loves these though they were made a couple years ago and have pretty poor quality.] The story is really very fascinating. I practically gre up on them, being Chinese myself. I had never known the English names though. :]

Son Gokuh was the leader of a tribe-ish thing of monkeys. The legend is that he was born from the heart of a large boulder or something mystical like that. He had super strength so most weapons were too light for him to wield.

Anyhoo, he eventually caused so much havoc with the gods that he was sealed under a mountain to wait for a preist who was on a religious journey and ends up helping and protecting the preist throughout their journey. The pig was once a prince or something and was turned into a pig. And in several stories "Sandy" is a man who lived in the sea and Gokuh fights him and he eventually joins them on their journey.

It's unsanely long, and I'm not even sure I've seen the whole thing.

Wow that was long. Whoops. :]
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torenlucifet Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2006
[And your art is amazing. Your coloring style makes me jealous.]
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pink-lettuce-leaf Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2006
Is this the story of Son Goku the Monkey King who travelled with Xuanzang? I love your colouring!! .. I'm reading a book about the real Xuanzang atm, he's so cool
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dragontamer363 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2006  Hobbyist Writer
that's just goregous. It's got a great heart to it. very cool *faves*

you're goin' the right way for a wtachin' , mister. lol
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bolsterstone Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2006   General Artist
Sorry to hear about the attitude towards school -- it does pay off in the long run. But enough of that stuff: the drawing itself is near professional illustrator quality. Ever consider illustrating for kids books?
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Dyingroseofsanity Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
haha, just like saiyuki
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Gosha-Chan Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heh, I'm so behind, I had no idea that Son Goku was based on this "Monkey" until about 2 months ago ^.^; XP I'm ashamed of my background knowledge. The only reason I found out was from watching a film called "Monkey" (teehee great film) and then i researched it! this just sums it up = D Its really cool! Goku (the Dragonball Z version) wears the same outfit as the money in this pic in a few images doesn't he? I swear I've seen him with that outfit on.

Anywho, great pic Announcer!!
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Oritsuru Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2006
Wow, that's awesome!!! But where's... umumum... crap I forgot his english translation name... That monk person.... crap they're all monks.... The HUMAN monk. Yeah. Where's his horsey? Or rather, dragon? I love the clouds in the back!!!
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furryfork Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2006
Submitting this while you could be working on your world lit thesis or our opera... XD
Then again, I just submitted something like half an hour ago....lalalala~

I'm just going to be repeating what other people are saying by going THAT IS BEAUTIFUL YOUR TECHNICAL SKILL IS ALWAYS KAHKJ HAKJHKAHDAHDAMAZINGYOUAREGODOMGWTFBBQSAL AD
...yeah <3
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Roko-Epsilon Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2006
You are just totally awesome with coloured pencils, you know that?

I love that little tree sillhouette in the background. I don't even know why I love it, but I do.
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Evinawer Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2006  Student General Artist
jajaj so original XDD
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themalletofjustice Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2006
nice work! I love their expressions. Monkey looks really cute and good job with the skulls on Sandy. lol. that's the only thing rememebr about him from the story ^^
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galsan Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2006
its pretty cool :+fav:
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Segamonsaga Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2006
Aww... :D :heart:
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Twilightgirl12 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
hehehe I like the monkey, he's adorable!
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dragonzmoon Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2006
That's really neat! :thumbsup:
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ks-claw Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2006  Professional General Artist
duuude XD When I was little, there was a chinese cartoon with greenland (yes, greenland) language dubbed over. It was about the exact same thing! I was in frikin' love with that cartoon XD I recall there was a wicked demon-lady who was very good at disguising herself.
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robo-nyanya Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2006
Pigsy has a pooper scooper!
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shoujotk Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2006  Hobbyist Writer
I love JTW definatly worth the read, lovely art too ^__^
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dimezanime88 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2006
I watched the TV series long time ago and it was so freaking awesome!!!!:)
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DMajorBoss Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2006  Professional Writer
Pretty cool, nicely done.

I wish you good fortune on both your drawing and school endeavors.
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TayMonkey Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2006
Wonderful art! The rolling mountains, the characters with faces all a glow and bursting with character! The posing is also well done, giving visual presence in the piece and more believability to the group.
The style does remind me of Toriyama (who did an off-shoot of or perhapsa just a few images of Goku in that same outfit), that's not a bad thing because he is an original and deserves recognition. Wonderful job, and I hope you persue some more XiYuJi art!

Now, if you excuse me, I'm on a journey to view yer gallery!
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Balmung-Sama Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2006
I've always wanted to read that story ever since i learned that Goku was based off that story...and well theres been alot of other characters based on that as well all over the place,the one fighter on Marvel versus Capcom comes to mine although i cant remember his/her name even though its on the shelf behind me lol.
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AnnouncerGuy Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2006
You mean Sonson(sp?) right? Great character! I love all those moves you can do with the nyoibou, and yes, you do want to read this. There is an English translation out there simply called "Monkey" that is somewhat incomplete but excellent nonetheless.
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TxDoEr Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2006
hey man! i like y' art.
i like that movie.
Hav you seen it?
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ShadowTheHedgehog16 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2006
great!! :excited: :excited:
I love it much :aww: :aww: :D :D :D
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minespatch Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
i know sandsy is a cannibal, in china goku's name is wukong, the monk is budda's son, and pigsy is just pigsy. i love your charicatures of the characters by the by.
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minespatch Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
sidenote:a funny version of this story is a movie called "a chinese tall tale". check it out.
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