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day 13: Tomb guardian by Wen-M day 13: Tomb guardian by Wen-M
the Chinese pingyin for this guy is Zhen Mu shou (tomb securing beast)

for a short while in ancient chinese history, there was a believe for Ghoul-like creatures that go into tombs and devour the remains of the dead, beasts statues were sculpted to guard the tombs for this period, their look can vary a lot, from something that look like a sphinx, to full armor horned humanoids.

next monster is the mami wata
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sonic101227 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
the colors are cool but i like the demonic look to it 
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Rae-za Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013
I love the colours <3
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grim-puppet-demon Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013
it's a crypt keeper
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shadowservant352 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
I love this.
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GinDioN-07 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looks like combine hyena and deer
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dxantonio Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Sweet armour, and I'm digging your fireball.
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JaguarGal Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Student General Artist
Ohh, very cool! I love the pose and the swirls. He certainly looks like something I wouldn't want to run into! 8D;
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Bhurloka12 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
Cool!

I dunno if you're going into Chinese mythology, but I'd look forward to seeing some in the future (such as the Nine Dragon Sons).
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Wen-M Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
you know, if you can suggest some chinese monsters, it would be awesome, but i prefer ones that has english description, so my non-chinese friends can know what they are drawing. xD
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Bhurloka12 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
Gonggong [link]
Hu-Hsien [link]
Huahu-Tiao [link]
Celestial Fox [link]
Chanchu [link]
Wu-Kung Qing [link]
Nanshan Dawang "Leopard Spirit" [link]

Hope these help. If you need more ideas, you can check my gallery just in case.
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spiritofthevoid Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
Or the famous "dogs"?
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erilas6490 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lol youre so good at keeping up with these haha i havent even started my scylla...no time like the present i gues.
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Wen-M Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
try to take 15 minutes, dont worry if you finish or not, the important thing is keep on taking that 15 minutes out from each day for a continuous effort. =]
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erilas6490 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks for the advice
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Wen-M Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
sure thing!
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spiritofthevoid Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
Well, you can draw it anyway, just for fun, you know...
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erilas6490 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thats what i plan on doing :)
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augochlorella Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
Good golly, I'm loving all these colors.
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WesleyRiot Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Professional Filmographer
NOICE
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:iconouc:
OUC Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013   Traditional Artist
wicked design.
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ShuyinTheEnigmatic Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Student Writer
I'd have him guard my grave.
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hybridgothica Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Very beautiful :)
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Wen-M Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
<3
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hybridgothica Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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:iconemraldal:
Emraldal Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Student General Artist
Complimentry colours are so fun . They really make a difference in the artwork.
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Draco-Angelus Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Wen-M: "Oh I'm just going to draw a simple dog"
*two hours later*
Wen-M: "OH! Look at this amazing picture! Better post it on DA! XD"

Your hands must be blessed :P
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Wen-M Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
hahaa, i'd like to be thankful for the blessed hands, and thank you, for saying so =]
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NeroValendice Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
Amazing drawing :D , must say this Wen, the tomb guardian looks like it's gonna really attack in a fierce way! It is indeed quite interesting and the description convinced me I should incorporate this creature in one anima set up I am building , really good work keep this up!
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Wen-M Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
hehee, thanks!
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NeroValendice Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
you are welcome! :)
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Dee-Ziner Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I so do hope you do the Kapre!

[link]
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Inbunche Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Have to say this is probably my favourite monster so far :P dat fire and everything
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Lordoffantasy Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
so they are like golems that fight undeath?
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:iconwen-m:
Wen-M Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
kind of, yeah
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ian-stewart Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
That'll keep the ghouls out of my tomb.
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RennyRensaur Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Probably my favorite one from the series! Beautiful colors and design Wen! :D
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Wen-M Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
thanks Renny!
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rabid-donkey Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Student General Artist
I love the colors, and all the details! Looks awesome :)
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