This is a combination of two sketches from a recent world trip - one of a water calligrapher in Shanghai, China and the other of a dragon statue in Kyoto, Japan. The calligrapher is direct from my sketch book, created with brush pen. The dragon is a digital painting based on a sketch of a fountain. Note the writing in the top corner was done by the water calligrapher I was sketching. He didn't speak any English so drew for me instead.
Tags: dragon, china, japan
This unique design features the flag China on a beautiful butterfly. The flag contours to the details in the wings and curves around the body of the butterfly giving it a realistic look. The edges of the wings are painted black which frames the Chinese flag inside of the pattern. This wonderful flying creature is a perfect combination of nature and patriotism.
Tags: natural, nature, butterflies, patriotism, butterfly-flag