The transfer to pen and ink led to multiple changes here- especially with the 4 hands that Sun Wukong has.
Very complex anatomy and angles on a monkey that is “sort of” human… a challenging project indeed.
A detour into ancient Chinese Mythology with the fabled “Monkey King”, Sun Wukong, of the tale Journey to the West.
Most of the art for this character is very humanoid, and I wanted to go real monkey, which was visually cool, but really hard with the odd anatomy, especially on the hand-like feet.
Another Egyptian Goddess for my upcoming book series on Mythology… Stay Tuned True Believers…
So what’s the deal here…
#1- Taking back some great work done for a project that never went anywhere and re-purposing it …ask me for the story sometime!
#2- This project is also about taking back the name ISIS!! Isis was worshiped as the ideal mother and wife as well as the patroness of nature and magic. She was the friend of slaves, sinners, artisans and the downtrodden, but she also listened to the prayers of the wealthy, maidens, aristocrats and rulers. Isis is often depicted as the mother of Horus, the falcon-headed deity associated with king and kingship (although in some traditions Horus’s mother was Hathor). Isis is also known as protector of the dead and goddess of children.
This turned out with the low light extreme lights and darks looks that I intended from the pencils. I always have thought the low light night vision images of soldiers were very dramatic, and I wanted to capture that here. The wrecked building silhouette was something I experimented with in the M.D. Geist art I did here a few months ago. This building outline is more of an integral part of the composition on this piece and this time I went farther with that process than I did on the M.D. Geist image. I think the building outlines in solid black technique is a nice new addition to my inking style.