Giraffe!

Hoping to do a series of animals that’ll turn into some kind of children’s book. Nice just to paint for half an hour or so (it’s watercolour) before getting on with real work :)

Hong Kong

 

 

 

When I first went to Hong Kong twenty years ago, these kind of chaotic apartment blocks were pretty common – I’m not sure how many are around any more.

 

 

 

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The Auspicious Longhorn Beetle

 

 

 

In Chinese, there is a saying that the “golden dragon brings good fortune”. The name of the longhorn beetle in Chinese is “divine bull”, so the four characters at the top (“The Divine Bull Brings Good Fortune”) are a play on the old golden dragon saying. The labels on the beetle are the names of its various body parts (thorax, antennae, etc).

 

 

 

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Dali Three-Wheel Vehicles [watercolour]


Lady wearing Baizu clothes (Baizu are the main ethnic group in Dali).

 

 

 

 

 

 

The above are close-ups of this A2 watercolour of of various three-wheel vehicles in Dali prefecture, Yunnan province, China (which is what the Chinese says, in an abbreviated way)…

 

 

 

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