I debated about putting this one up because its for a book project that hasn't been published but then two things happened: 1) I realized that it is scheduled to only come out in China, so most of you won't see it and 2) Sean "Cheeks" Galloway put his version up on his DA account (check it out here, its awesomeness: [link]
). That made me a little braver, I guess.
At any rate, this was created for a book called "72" which, I believe, stands for the 72 different artists that were asked to contribute to it. All were asked to do their version of an image inspired by "The Monkey King" story/fable that is an ancient Chinese story. This was great fun to do and I had the honor of working with my good friend, Chuck Vollmer, on the color. He painted the thing and brought a ton to it. Chuck is a former Disney background painter and a great illustrator. It's digital painting, in case you are curious. I've already posted a few develpment sketches I did, so check those out too. AND do NOT say the dragon looks like MUSHU! I'm a hack, I know.....
Pencils and Inks: Me
Color: Chuck Vollmer