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Inktober 2020 Day #28: Float. Okay, I had a LOT of fun with this one. For those that don’t know, this is PMD as Sun Wukong, The Monkey King from Chinese mythology. He was essentially an ancient superhero, known to be mischievous. He had such powers as incredible strength and speed, magical fur that he could use to create clones of himself, shape shifting, and the ability to travel using clouds…hence the inspiration for this image. He also had a staff that by some reports weighed tons, but could change sizes, all the way from tree trunk to a sewing needle. I’ve never read the mythologies he appears in (though I want to), but I’ve seen versions of him in movies and video games. Kung Fu, super powers, and monkeys, right up my alley and rather obvious why he’s a favorite of mine. I can’t believe I never hit upon the idea of making PMD the Monkey King before, definitely an idea and a design I need to play around with more.

I had intended to get to 2 prompts today, leaving me with just 2 to finish tomorrow to complete all 31 days of Inktober, but I got side tracked being an algebra tutor, then had to do other parent and scoutmaster things, so I ran out of time. Hopefully I’ll get 2 done tomorrow, and the last one Saturday night. We’ll see. I have some other “real life” things to tend to tomorrow. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed Inktober once again, thanks to PMD, and I love the sense of accomplishment of getting 31 illustrations done in just about the same number of days, but it tends to consume all my art time, and I have lots of other projects I’ve been neglecting.