Last Saturday we admittedly jumped the gun a little about the good and bad news on Xuan Zang The Chinese Buddhist Monk By Naugthybrain. Today our main guys today, Shanghai-based designers CuriousBoy & O’YanRu of NAUGHTYBRAIN. Shared more information and Xuan Zang in its full glory! To top it off the other variants that will be released soon as well as sharing the idea behind the concept of the NaughtyBrain brand and style. Choices, choices!
This project is the “EAST TO WEST” series of the third art figure – XuanZang, the style always keep HIP-HOP, XuanZang and rap this element together, for the role of interpretation, we keep some of the elements inherent, such as clothing, monk, etc., but have done a “fashion redesign process”, for the embodiment of rap is in the hand movement, we redesign a classic JAYZ gesture, on behalf of rap, while this A gesture as close to the feeling of Buddhism.
The figure into two large pieces, one is Xuanzang body, another is the a head of the white dragon horse this dragon horse design has become a dragon horse helmet + cloak feeling, because we wanted to subvert people before The image of the white dragon horse, before the master are riding horse, but right now the horse riding a master.
Like we said before, back in January the top guys who brought you guys one of my top picks of 2016 “NO 1 HUSTLER Xinyuan MONKEY KING” marked the Chinese New Year revealed his latest sculpture! Once again taking inspiration from history and mythology, NAUGHTYBRAIN gave it a modern twist and the all important semi-low poly look. Xuan Zang the Chinese Buddhist monk was born! Excitement filled TTC HQ and although it wasn’t a full reveal of Xuan Zang the Chinese Buddhist monk, it was enough for us to WANT one. To kick it off the helmet is REMOVABLE. Giving way to two different looks in one figure.
figure size: total height: 26cm, width: 12cm, side thickness: 11.5cm.
Bad news about the paint application on Saturday but most problems are being ironed out as we speak.
The coloured version is not the final version because the horse was golden before the sample, but the gold was too much flawed, so they decided to change the golden to black. (too late for a photo shoot) same situation with the black version so the final colour version will have the coloured body + black dragon horses helmet. The final black version will black body + black dragon horses helmet. To be honest what every colour scheme it will look sick! Well to us.
Excited as much as we are? No doubt we will be keeping our eyes out and give you as much info as possible in the next few weeks stay tuned. We will leave you with this XUAN ZANG NEW ILLUSTRATION VISION BY Jia Jun Liu which is brilliant! Wonder if this will become a print?
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