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RAMAYANA : Characters Sketches.

One of Indonesia’s MEDIA MOGUL ( i like the sound of that )has asked me to do concept and design for Hindu Epic ‘ Ramayana’ feature film. Along the way, the concept changed to animation series, so i make few adjustment here and there. Later on, the mogul toil with the ideas, this time he wants to build theme park! Can you imagine how stressed i got, when this Lex Luthor character asked me ( nicely though) for a meeting ? Later he wants comic book too...Comics are fine, i love comic, easier to make.
These days this mogul ( almost) settle with animation series plan. He’s getting nowhere with his theme park plan and ( almost ) forget about the feature film.
But now he wants to develop online game too based on the animated series.
I’m not allowed to release the colored version, or names of these characters,
i even gotta sign credential papers to release this one, hehehe.
Hope y’all like this as much as i do, maybe you’ll help us decide what these characters best turn into ( movie, animation, comic , online game or theme park ? ) Nuff said!

PS: If you want to know more about the Ramayana just go online , a lots of scripts
and references about this Hindu epic available on the internet. It didn’t get a lot of exposures as Lord Of The Rings epic though, but it’s actually as good, if not better.
It’s got elves, troll, ogre, giant, cool monsters, great love story, lovable characters
( and they’re not halfling ) best of all, its got powerful, high flying ape king!
If i ever make this movie i swear i will hire Rick Baker to do the apes make up!

Imbong_Hd
14/06/2007
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:iconkreepingspawn:
KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Wow! Killer designs happening here. Love to see these in color someday. ;)
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:iconamandogra:
amandogra Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010
I really liked it. Being an Hindu myself, I can identify (not all but) most of these. The idea of putting these Indian characters into Samurai kind of dresses is really attractive. I like 'Ravana' the most. Putting his ten heads in this non-conventional way is really appealing. I have always seen them in a straight line.

Hanuman, Ram's bow, Laxman's physique, I like it all. :) A very good piece of art and creativity.
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:iconrockheir:
ROCKheir Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Flabbergasting! Unfortunately, it no longer posses an Indian atmosphere..
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:iconbheeshoom:
Bheeshoom Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
killler stuff, friend! loved it!
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:iconkyo888:
kyo888 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2009
wow keren banget ... i like the combination of japanese armor and indo, it's fress
keep up the good work
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:iconholymane:
HolyMane Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
my faforite is the monkey dude concept, pretty cool, but they ar all really awesome nice job!
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:iconjel:
jel Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009   General Artist
Great design and attitude in this... fav'ed! :)
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:iconzhwa:
Zhwa Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009
woah kelen bagus tu kaknya dbikin animasi
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:iconbongzberry:
BongzBerry Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Pastinya..
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:iconhanjayahermitt:
hanjayahermitt Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2009
its pretty..
but thats not look like Hanoman at all. Its some kind of warcraft maybe.whats the point you use the title Ramayana on this?I wont pick fave for that.
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:iconbongzberry:
BongzBerry Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Read the note dude, it was an exploration for further goal.When explore, go to the wildest...
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:iconmengky335:
mengky335 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
It's so Cool bro, but I think, It was not indonesian traditional clothes, seem like japan warrior...

I know they are so cool... but... Shinta can't fight, I think, the clothes and her body isn't... Ah, don't know the meaning of this (tidak cocok)

You drew this, I hope you understand with my comment^^
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:iconbongzberry:
BongzBerry Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
thanks anyway..
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:iconmengky335:
mengky335 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
Ah, nothing, I really like your picture
U r indonesian right?
me too

Selamat berbahagia^^
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:iconjunaidi:
JUNAIDI Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
WOW, Skill mu betul2 dahsyat, ide briliant, lineart asyik, add to may fav dah
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:iconarioanindito:
Arioanindito Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2008
mantap gila. gila.
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:iconbongzberry:
BongzBerry Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Laah, baru liat apa ? Udah lama neh bro..
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:iconarioanindito:
Arioanindito Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2008
Baruuu.. huhhuhuhuhu.. =P keren!
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:iconbongzberry:
BongzBerry Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Setoran minggu ini manaaaa ???
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:iconarioanindito:
Arioanindito Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008
Ntar kali hari mingguuuu! mo bagus gaaaa.. mo keren gaaa.. takes time! huhehehehehehehee..
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:iconfabmariani:
FabMariani Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I somehow missed that in my earlier visits. Corrected, as I just fav'ed it.
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:iconbongzberry:
BongzBerry Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Woohoo, thanks, glad you like it !
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:iconsam-wize:
sam-wize Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2008
the mouths on the knees are disgusting. i love them
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:iconewkn:
eWKn Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2008  Professional
Sick stuff man, keep sharing.
Check my gallery aswell if you got time
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:icontoonrama:
toonrama Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2007
:+favlove:
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:iconroelrocker:
roelrocker Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2007
keren mas! indian mix japanese/chinese armor?
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:iconbongzberry:
BongzBerry Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Iroel mana ya ? Nggak kenal tuh....hehehehe..yang anak Lamongan itu ya ?
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:iconduss005:
duss005 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2007
this stuff is insane bro...
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:iconbongzberry:
BongzBerry Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
They said the line between insanity and genius is very,very thin... I'm very happy man today, cuz one of my favorite comic artist, you, THE Dustin Nguyen drop by and left nice note. Thanks man, more power to you always!
keep raising the bar and Asia proud!
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:iconduss005:
duss005 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2007
ah, you know... i was in the refugee camp in indonesia for about year before coming to the US and my little sister was even born in indonesia :D
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:iconbongzberry:
BongzBerry Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
So we're practically family then, hehehehe..
If you ever come to Indonesia ( again ) some time in the future make sure to gimme a holla. i'll show ya around. More Bats to you my 'brother'... When will the latest Batman from you see newstand ? I;ll do Batman sometime in future for you!
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dhimbho Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2007
[link] ... wooowwww, keren bgt ... detail gila !!!
great job bro ...
oiya, salam kenal yah ...[link]
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:iconjohndowson:
Johndowson Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2007
God, that's gorgeous!
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:iconeyesmith:
Eyesmith Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2007
Uwoooow, kereeeeeen !!
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:iconang-ahiera:
ang-ahiera Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ini beneran kan di bikin film animasinya bro...its gonna explode nih kalo bener2 di garaf...semog bisa..oleh lokal or luar!??
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:iconbongzberry:
BongzBerry Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Project still in limbo though, similar project if not exactly the same in developing stage by some Indian industrialist and i heard it's gonna star Keanu and Jacky Chan, i hope it suck, big time. Indian pix blows!
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:iconsoy-monk:
soy-monk Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
These designs are amazing! I'm having trouble figuring out who's who, for the most part though.

Ravana does look mighty fierce.
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:iconcheungkinmen:
CheungKinMen Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love ramayana. Nice work!!!
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:iconmadclownjack:
madclownjack Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2007
Gruesome! Ah lyke eet!
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:iconpipin:
pipin Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2007
Waoow.... detail, detail...[link]
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:iconbongzberry:
BongzBerry Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
some people calls it details, i call it meditation....hommmmmmmmm
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:iconwillcaligan:
WillCaligan Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2007
Cool designs.
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:iconmentat0209:
mentat0209 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2007
This is awesome! I've heard of the Ramayana, but I can't tell who is who... Well except from Rama (the archer right?), Hanuman and Ravana. Would you mind telling me?
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:iconmegalaros:
megalaros Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2007
Epic samurai! That middle bakemono gets my vote though. You know I'd run. Run fast.
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:iconnether83:
Nether83 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2007
Oh yeah! Looking good. Would very much like to see this as an animation feature. I like the samurai'ish look of their armor and details on them are just great.

Maybe the apes could ude dome other more distinguishing features apart from their clothing so one could tell them apart from each other more easily. It's hard to say now since they are such small pictures.

Loving the multi-part hairy demon fucker in the middle.:thumbsup:
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:iconblastsoffarts:
BlastsOffArts Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2007
The multi-part hairy demon fucker in the middle, is the one people called "Rahvan" or "Ten-Headed Demon". That's the main badguy.
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:iconnether83:
Nether83 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2007
Figured that much meself. Yarrrr! Looks like a dozen angry teddy bears ready to tear you apart. :D

...teddy bears and dolls are scary. And clowns too.
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:iconklid19:
klid19 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2007
great designs, lovin the details
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:iconuniverse-k:
universe-K Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
These are sweet! Love to see them posted individually and a bit larger, so we can scope all that lovely detail.
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:iconbongzberry:
BongzBerry Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
I guess i'm not allowed to post another art from this project..read my comments yet? Let you know later if i got clearance on this matter. tx!
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