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If you've been following me for a while, you'll have noticed my fascination with monks. I think they make amazing characters, and I always perk up when a monk shows up in a movie or TV series, no matter how pure and innocent or fucking terrible they are.

This is just a few of the many variants of Christian monk robes out there. A lot of them look too identical to be interesting lined up like this.

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:iconmairelyn:
Mairelyn Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
very cool. 
I was not aware of many of these. 
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Chepseh Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2015
Visiting p.e. Rome or Assisi and watching out for the different types of robes would surely delight you! :) (Though it seems the biiig majority in Assisi is Franciscan - how surprising ;) )
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NobleDragon Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2015
Anyone know what the Monk in the lower left is? I am really digging his style!
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RebellingLemming Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great art!
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RobinTheBard Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What about this monk? :iconmonkplz: lol the best kind of monk! XD (besides the other monks who solve crime...I think his name is Cadfael?)

Now I'm wondering how the robes of other members of the clergy differ... (former alter server, w00t w00t!) ...or like nuns (how DO you solve a problem like Maria?)...or from other religions... ~possibilities~

...actually, speaking of monks and nuns who solve crime, "The Falconer's Knot" had that and it was pretty good! :) ...that's all I can remember right now. ^^0
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Dawnpath Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my goodness.
YES.
MOOOOOONK!
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:iconrobinthebard:
RobinTheBard Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconmonkplz::iconsaysplz: It's a jungle out there...
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:icondawnpath:
Dawnpath Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yessss
Oh gosh that song is gonna be stuck in my head for ages XD
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:iconrobinthebard:
RobinTheBard Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
XD Hahaha, mine too! :icondragonmusicplz:
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:icondawnpath:
Dawnpath Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconmonkplz:
Bum bum bum bu bum~
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ForestHowler Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I drew this: foresthowler.deviantart.com/ar…

It's based off of the first monk on the top left. I plan to create a picture series based on each of the monks with a child. If you like my picture, feel free to tell me which monk I should do next.
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:iconrobinthebard:
RobinTheBard Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sweet idea! :D
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:iconforesthowler:
ForestHowler Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Which monk should go next?
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:iconrobinthebard:
RobinTheBard Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*shrugs* Why not go down the line? :D Or do your favorite designs first!
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sweetsweetsunshines Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
oooh, I didn't know they're were so many different versions 
interesting pic ^^ and very cute 
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BloodedLunacy Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015
Oooh so you like monks, do you? X3
You're right, they always make awesome characters!
Btw, have you ever watched a movie called Black Death? It's great and the main character is a lovable monk X33
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Ipoxitye Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
aaah the franciscan is holding a flower, that's so CUTE :heart:
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:iconforesthowler:
ForestHowler Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Could anyone tell me what regions these robes are from, please?
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yanshik Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015
adorable! i'm also fascinated with monks! (to the point that for many years i wanted to become one.)
i love the one holding a flower. :D
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ChrisDelucaDJ Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG, Love the one on the bottom left.
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grumpynyan Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015
You know who's an awesomely badass monk?
Justin Law from soul eater.
He's part guillotine (long story)
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thehooliganist Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Professional General Artist
Justin's not a monk, though. He's a priest.
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:iconrobinthebard:
RobinTheBard Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
good point!
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grumpynyan Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015
Hmmmm...
True...
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:iconrobinthebard:
RobinTheBard Featured By Owner Edited Apr 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He still counts as a member of the clergy though.
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A-Splashing-Koi Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014
All the variations here are really nice! This could be a good point of reference.
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BoredomIAU Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hm...well, if you like Christian monks, maybe you'd like the show Cadfael?-- if you haven't already seen it, of course. :XD: It's basically about this monk (played by Derek Jacobi) from the...er, 1500s?-- who goes around solving murders and such. I didn't watch it all that much, only sitting through an episode or two when my parents had it on, but it was very interesting. There are only thirteen episodes in total, each about seventy-five minutes long, and it...might be on Netflix? :hmm:

Anyway, this little comparison picture is both cute and interesting to look at. :D
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RobinTheBard Featured By Owner Edited Apr 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMG I've always wanted to see Cadfael!! :D I'm so curious about it!! Is it any good? On a scale of Monk and Psyche to...er...CSI, how good is it? :3 (Monk and Psyche being the good but silly end X3)
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BoredomIAU Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
It is good and quite intriguing, but not silly -- it's a very serious show. It had a lot of interesting themes to it and Derek Jacobi did an incredible job portraying not only a good monk, but also a good man, which were at times two very different things. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who likes a good mystery.
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RobinTheBard Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Excellent! :D I shall have to search for it on netflix! :3
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AceOfKeys72 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
the variations are nice. I'm more inclined to the eastern monks though that may in part have to do w playing a lot of RPGs ;)
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LemonPoppySeedMuffin Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014  Student General Artist
ooooh this might be really helpful for research and..stuff???? Ahahaa this is really cool though!~
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Ijiserure Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
There are so many robes. 0.0
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vampirekingroxis Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  Student General Artist
I like their different facial expressions
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sampea Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014
I love the one with hood. Is it Francisquain?
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WhiteDemonWolf0 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014
should have added assassin's creed robe just cause you can blend in with monks :D
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imaginaryverythought Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
1 A black monk of the Order of Saint Benedict - Benediktiner
2 Carthusian - Kartäuser
3 Franciscan - Franziskaner
4 Monk of Saint Dominic, grumpy, perfect - Dominikaner
5, 6, 7 I have no idea. Maybe those are the walking outside styles, Dominicians have white ones and Benedictians also? 
8 Maybe a Capuchin, can't see his belt, but the hood seems this way or a Hieronymite - Kapuziner (Namensgeber vom Kapuzineräffchen) oder Hieronymit
Cistercian - Zisterzienser

A lot are missing, like e.g. Augustinians, like Martin Luther was - Augustiner, Order of the Minims - Paulaner... but oh well, my youth.
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Gailson Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014
Having spent a lot of time with Dominican monks, I couldn't help but giggle at the grumpy monk in black XD So true!
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Harlequin-Elle Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014
Does anyone know the names of the orders that these monks represent? I think the top right one may be Franciscan but I've no idea really...
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GlitterQueen Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014
Monks have style :D
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:iconnovanplz:
Novanplz Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014
Very cool!
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Wanderer619 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014
Cool c:
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uanime5 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014
Do the different robes belong to different religious orders or are they meant to reflect a hierarchy/job.
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RobinTheBard Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Different orders. I think monks are considered on the same level of the hierarchy. I think Bishops are above them? Or else it's a different hierarchy? (I know for nuns it's nuns and then it's Mother Superior who's in charge, but I think for monks it's a Bishop and then it's up the line from there :3)
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TolmanCotton Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Professional General Artist
Different orders. Monks don't use different uniforms to mark ranks.
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urr88 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014
I'm curios about the lower lef, all white robes. Can't find anything like it.
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:iconze-saol:
Ze-Saol Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Student Writer
Monks are interesting to me. Maybe because of the Gregorian chants
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myriddin-the-cursed Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
my current obsession: the monk athelstan from the tv series vikings XD
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Frizzygerm Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
me too :D
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Taschasan Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, that reminds me of the German crime TV show "Pfarrer Braun". (Although the original book is English? I don't know... But it's so funny.)
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