Tripitaka  ( Masako Natsume ) by John Dicandia  ( JinnDoW )

In Mixed Media ( Watercolour/Ink ) 310 × 360

Masako Natsume (夏目 雅子, Natsume Masako, December 17, 1957 – September 11, 1985. Masako was a Japanese model and actress from Tokyo. Widely popular in Japan she gained worldwide recognition for her portrayal as Tripitaka in the TV series Monkey which is now considered a cult classic.

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  • evon ski
    evon skiover 3 years ago

    thanks for the education. Never had heard of it, now I’m intrigued. how campy and delightfully charming.
    As always John , a distinctive portrait here and that color scheme is terrific. What a great costume on that beauty. :))

  • I love campy and offbeat stuff Yvonca. I was playing with her costume wondering what colour scheme I was going to come up with.
    Btw.. I have the entire collection of Monkey on DVD. I love it.

    – John Dicandia ( JinnDoW )

  • Catherine Berger
    Catherine Bergerover 3 years ago

    Lovely work John :-) Lovely tribute

  • Thank you Catherine. Much appreciated. : – )

    – John Dicandia ( JinnDoW )

  • Loui  Jover
    Loui Joverover 3 years ago


  • The nature of Monkey was irrepressible! Thank you my friend. : – )

    – John Dicandia ( JinnDoW )

  • Dwarkan
    Dwarkanover 3 years ago

    Oh yes :-))))))))))))))

  • I thought of you when I coloured her blue. : – )

    – John Dicandia ( JinnDoW )

  • MoonlightLover
    MoonlightLoverover 3 years ago

    Love Tripitaka John. And Monkey! – Belle T

  • Great series. I know you’re a great fan like me. : – )

    – John Dicandia ( JinnDoW )

  • MaxBronte
    MaxBronteover 3 years ago

    I dream of Tripitaka all the time!

  • lol! I can imagine. : D

    – John Dicandia ( JinnDoW )

  • blackalbino
    blackalbinoover 3 years ago

    Beautiful work

  • Thank you Blackalbino ( great name btw )

    – John Dicandia ( JinnDoW )

  • vampvamp
    vampvampover 3 years ago

    super work mate!

  • Thanks Jacqui. : – )

    – John Dicandia ( JinnDoW )

  • jwalrave
    jwalraveover 3 years ago

    Nice picture! I like the way you did the clothing from darker to lighter to white (did you use ecoline?). Is very suitable to put on a t-shirt and iPhone case.

  • Thanks Joseph I’m thinking about doing some of my pictures on iphone cases soon and yes I did use ecoline to get that effect.

    – John Dicandia ( JinnDoW )

  • Will Vandenberg
    Will Vandenbergover 3 years ago

    Monkey magic
    This is possibly my favorite portrait of your now. Whatever you used to make the texture in the fabric is exceptional

  • Thanks Will, always a pleasure to hear from you. I’m guessing you’re a Monkey Magic fan too?

    – John Dicandia ( JinnDoW )

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