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Monkey Deities: Hanuman by Paperfiasco Monkey Deities: Hanuman by Paperfiasco
I present to you: Hanuman. Unlike the Monkey King, he doesn't have too many aliases- but if there were any, they would probably include something along the lines of- The Loyal Guardian, The White Monkey, etc etc.

This particular piece was inspired by an old idea of mine...what would happen if Hanuman, the monkey deity of Hinduism and Sun Wukong, the monkey deity of China...came together.

My version of Hanuman as depicted here, is taken from the Indonesian stylizations of the White Monkey- in particular, a combination of various wayang representations, and Balinese mask variants. I chose that in particular as i'm Indonesian (forgive me, those who prefer his original Indian look). As such, he lacks his traditional mace weapon, and instead has the thumb-nails/claws that hold immense powers...I can't even describe them cuz' they're so intense...This would also explain his eyes, and curl behind the crown- traditional elements of wayang- as well as the teeth that show.

Here's a tidbit, many ancient scholars believe that Sun Wukong, and many various monkey deities are takes of stories told of the legend of Hanuman...since he does pre-date most other monkey deities through the religion with which he is attached.

Yet another digital practice...enjoy.

I can't claim the character- but I DO claim the illustration-
this illustration is (C) Alfred Pangkerego 2008

Addendum:
-Utensils- .5 mechanical pencil, Corel Painter IX
-Working Time- 45 mins. penciling, 5-6 hrs. digital painting (yes, the details made it take that long..on top of various issues...coloring him was twice as difficult as the Monkey King...). Total Time: approx. 7 hrs.
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kushikuchi Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very original!
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Paperfiasco Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2009  Professional Filmographer
thanks!
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anticia Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2009
AWESOME! You did very well! I LOVE his design! I was looking for cool Hanuman picts but this is the only pict I really liked! He was my fav character from Ramayana, and this image fits him very much! :love:

I really love the wayang outfit and facial elements! He is human but still animal like. You did great on combine the 2D wayang design into a 3D character! Weeeeeee!!!!!
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Definitely FAV! :heart:
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Paperfiasco Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2009  Professional Filmographer
hah, great to see someone who knows the intricacies, the comment is highly appreciated- thank you very much!
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anticia Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2009
:hug:
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STALEH4ND Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2008  Professional
this is awesome, I love the claws
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Paperfiasco Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2008  Professional Filmographer
thanks! much appreciated
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Katana85 Featured By Owner May 28, 2008  Student
you're making me green with envy and you KNOW I don't like green! lol
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madcat7777777 Featured By Owner May 19, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
COOL
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Paperfiasco Featured By Owner May 19, 2008  Professional Filmographer
thanks !
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