An illustration for my oneshot Predestination [link]
This is the previous life of my characters. They are the real Son Tinh, Thuy Tinh and Ngoc Hoa My Nuong (My Nuong = Princess) from the Vietnamese myth Son Tinh - Thuy Tinh. I drew them as kids here
You may wanna read the myth. It's quite interesting:Sơn Tinh - Thủy Tinh ("the God of the Mountain and the God of the Water," ) is one of the famous Vietnamese myths. This myth explains the practice of tidal irritation and devastating floods in tropical and monsoon land.
The 18th King of the Hồng Bàng Dynasty had a very beautiful daughter named My Nuong (Actually her name is Ngoc Hoa. My Nuong means princess). When she grew up and became a woman, the King was looking to arrange her for marriage. The King wanted to find an outstanding son-in-law who was not only handsome but also talented for his beloved daughter. So the King proclaimed a contest for anyone who could prove his worthiness. Many princes, famous writers, great artists, wealthy businessmen, and men with many talents from everywhere had come to try their best. Among them were two extraordinary men: Son Tinh, the God of the Mountain, and Thuy Tinh, the God of the Water. The King asked both of them to present their powers. Son Tinh just waved his hand, many tree grew up to make a forest. He just said a word and many mountains rose up. Thuy Tinh also got the same power. When he waved his hand, the wind began to blow. When he spoke a word, the sea level rose.
Because both Son Tinh and Thuy Tinh met all the criteria to become My Nuong's husband, it was difficult for the King to choose one between them. Finally, the King decided that who was the first to bring wedding gifts on the next day would marry the princess. The wedding gifts included a nine tusk elephant, a nine spur cock and a nine mane horse. Early on the next morning, Son Tinh was the first one arrived and able to take My Nuong back to Tan Vien mountain, where he lived. Thuy Tinh came in a few minutes later. Realizing that My Nuong had gone, he was very angry and furious. He and his servants ran after Son Tinh to take My Nuong back. He called heavy rain, strong wind and thunder, and also rose up the sea levels to defeat Son Tinh. However, as the sea levels rose up, Son Tinh used his magic to rise up the mountain as well. Everyone had to suffer the anger of Thuy Tinh because the flood, that he caused, destroyed all the lands and houses. Son Tinh also created dikes to protect people and their properties. The battle between the two Gods lasted from day to day. Finally, Thuy Tinh withdrew his water. However, he had never given up the idea of taking revenge to get My Nuong back. Thus every year, people have to suffer flood as a consequence of Thuy Tinh's eternal bitterness and vengefulness.
Tools: Watercolor and white ink on Galgo watercolor paper
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