Fruit of Conscience, Oil on Canvas, by Chok Bun Lam
Rooster, by Chok Bun Lam
Structure, by Chok Bun Lam
New piece on the way.. - Structure
Follow me for more medical illustration and other artsy stuff :)
Follow me for more art!!
Wukong possesses an immense amount of strength; he is able to lift his 13,500 jīn (18,000 lb)) staff with ease. He is also extremely fast, able to travel 108,000 li (34,000 mi) in one somersault. Sun knows 72 transformations, which allow him to transform into various animals and objects; however, he is troubled in transforming into other forms, due to the accompanying incomplete transformation of his tail. Sun Wukong is a skilled fighter, capable of holding his own against the best warriors of heaven. Also, each of his hairs possess magical properties, capable of being transformed into clones of the Monkey King himself, and/or into various weapons, animals, and other objects. He also knows spells that can command wind, part water, conjure protective circles against demons, and freeze humans, demons, and gods alike.
Hoping that a promotion and a rank amongst the gods would make him more manageable, the Jade Emperor invited Sun Wukong to Heaven, where the monkey believed he would receive an honorable place as one of the gods. Instead, he was made the Protector of the Horses to watch over the stables, which was the lowest job in heaven. When he discovered this, Sun Wukong rebelled and proclaimed himself the “Great Sage, Equal of Heaven”, and allied with some of the most powerful demons on earth. Then he got revenge by setting the Cloud Horses free. The Heavens’ initial attempt at subduing the Monkey King was unsuccessful, and they were forced to recognize his title; however, they tried again to put him off as the guardian of Heavenly Garden. When he found that he was excluded from a royal banquet that included every other important god and goddess, Sun Wukong’s indignation again turned to open defiance. After stealing and consuming Xi Wangmu’s “peaches of immortality”, Lao Tzu’s “pills of longevity”, and the Jade Emperor’s royal wine, he escaped back to his kingdom in preparation for his rebellion.
Sun Wukong later single-handedly defeated the Army of Heaven’s 100,000 celestial warriors - each fight an equivalent of a cosmic embodiment, including all 28 constellations, four heavenly kings, and Nezha, the son of Li Jiang Jun who proved himself worthy - and proved himself equal to the best of Heaven’s generals, Erlang Shen. Eventually, through the teamwork of Taoist and Buddhist forces, including the efforts from some of the greatest deities, Sun Wukong was captured. After several failed attempts at execution, Sun Wukong was locked into Lao Tzu’s eight-way trigram Crucible to be distilled into an elixir, (so that Lao Tzu could regain his “pills of longevity”), by the most sacred and the most severe samadhi fires. After 49 days, however, when the cauldron was opened, Sun Wukong jumped out, stronger than ever before. He now had the ability to recognize evil in any form through his huǒyǎn-jīnjīng (火眼金睛) (lit. “fiery-eyes golden-gaze”), an eye condition that also gave him a weakness to smoke, and proceeded to destroy Heaven’s remaining forces.
Follow me for more art!
Ear, by Chok Bun Lam
Nezha, by Chok Bun Lam
Follow me for more art!
Story of Nezha Riot the Sea
According to Fengshen Yanyi, Nezha was born during the Shang Dynasty in a military fortress at Chentang Pass. His father was a military commander named Li Jing, who later became the “Pagoda-wielding Heavenly King”. Nezha’s mother, Lady Yin, gave birth to a ball of flesh after being pregnant with him for three years and six months.
Li Jing thought that his wife had given birth to a demon and attacked the ball with his sword. The ball split open and Nezha jumped out as a boy instead of an infant. Nezha could speak and walk immediately after birth. He was later accepted by the immortal Taiyi Zhenren as a student. He had two older brothers, Jinzha, a disciple of Manjusri Bodhisattva, and Muzha, a disciple of Samantabhadra Bodhisattva.
One day, the people of Chentang Pass asked for rain, and sacrificed much food to the East Sea Dragon King Ao Kuang. The King rejected the food and required instead girls and boys to eat. He sent Ye Sha to capture for him a girl and boy.
Nezha and two other children were playing by the sea when Ye Sha appeared and captured one of Nezha’s friends. Nezha then fought him and injured him severely, causing him to return to the King and beg for someone else to take care of Nezha. The King sent Ao Bing, the third son of the East Sea Dragon King Ao Guang. NeZha slayed Ao Bing and ripped out his tendon as a gift to his dad.Ao Guang called for his brothers and confronted Nezha and his family. He threatened to flood Chentang Pass and report Nezha to the Jade Emperor. To save his family and the people, Nezha committed suicide himself them carving up his own flesh and dismembering his bones “returning” these to his parents in repayment for the debt of his birth. The Dragon Kings then hosted a huge celebration.
I made some art for 2013, and these are the proof of me being alive and functioning! what do you have?? If you got nothin, make some in 2014!!
First video of my illustration!
Cell, by Chok Bun Lam
Follow me for more!
Share and LikE
Cell,by Chok Bun Lam
Follow me for more art!