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Lotus Child - Na Zha

Lotus Child - Na Zha

Lotus Child - Na Zha by Trinity_Fire
Lotus Child - Na Zha by Trinity_Fire



This pic is
so damn

(Na Zha just doesn't quite realize how femmy he looks, otherwise he wouldn't be trying to act so badass...)

Na Zha is another popular character in Chinese Myth. He was brought up to my attention again as he does go head-to-head with WuKong in his rampage through heaven. Na Zha lost, of course, but I always liked the kid. ;D


Na Zha was an odd child born from a meatball (literally). He had... all I remember was, an interesting relationship with his dad. He happened to wreak havoc in one of the seas, and as punishment (if I remember correctly) his father tied him out and let him die for his crime. (I'm gonna need to read up on this, I forgot....)
Na Zha died, but an old man (someone special, blah blah blah) brought his soul back to life and into a "doll" of Na Zha made of lotus stems and flowers. Hence the "lotus child." He then on served in heaven. Something like that. D: (Damn, I don't remember this well, lol.)

I think I've got all his weapons and accesories down. He's got fire wheels, a spear, a golden circle (the hola-hoop), and usually a red ribbon accompanying him. He's eternally youthful, since he's not in a fleshy body.

Interesting thing is, in two more modern movies on Chinese myth, he and WuKong end up friends. It's a quaint idea, and I'd like to draw it sometime, but I'm afraid I've not got that much skill... u____u; (That or them fighting, which would be spiffy.)

Oh, and for those other peeps out there...
The 1961 animation, "Havoc in Heaven," details WuKong's journey to heaven and antics there... I've "subbed" the episodes out on notepad, so if any of you guys want to watch it (it's available on YouTube), here are the subs:

Another interesting thing to note... Na Zha's father shows up in "Havoc in Heaven." He is General Li Jing, the gruff-looking man with the tower in his hand. ;D Just thought I'd like to let you all know.

Anyway, that's all. Ugh.

General Info

General Info

Category Anime/Manga » - Original art » Characters (Male)
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Media Colored Pencil / Crayon
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Reference not many. refs of him are hard to find. :(


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Phoenex360Gorillaz on February 9, 2008, 1:45:03 AM

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Phoenex360GorillazAt first I thought he was a girl! XD And it's very good... his feet just look like they're in an uncomfortable position... Other than that it's great! ^.^

AllisonPO on February 7, 2008, 11:53:55 AM

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AllisonPOThis makes me with I knew more about Chinese mythology (I sense a summer project in motion...). But geez you made him so adorable! I find it amazing how you could combine so many imperative objects into the picture without making it busy. Specially with the ribbon bring the composition together~ Wonderful job!

God, I can just picture him in Air Gear now...<33

Trinity_Fire on February 8, 2008, 7:51:22 AM

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Trinity_FireOH MAN Air Gear. I read the first book of that, borrowed from a friend. It's... interesting. 8D; I'm looking into getting that series for myself, if just to oogle at the amazing bodies and poses. >>; (I-I don't mean the panty shots, btw)
Chinese Mythology? Don't get me started. My comments will eat your computer screen. :]
(But if you ever wanna get a start on, well, like my descript mentioned, I have Havoc in Heaven translated~ 8D; )

thedudedisturbed on February 6, 2008, 8:07:31 AM

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thedudedisturbedlol, his fire wheels remind me of citrus fruit.

emi_red on February 5, 2008, 4:57:27 PM

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emi_redlove the look!! Shadings really good and the expression is full of sass!!!lol

Cecoeluv on February 3, 2008, 8:55:14 PM

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CecoeluvI love how she's standing on the wheel thingies!! :D