April 4, 2011

Some sketches of Beijing

Chinese guardian lion © Evelyn Howard 2011

A sketch of a Chinese guardian lion sculpture. The lion sculptures appear in pairs, a male and a female. I have drawn the male version, indicated by a ball under one of it’s paws. The female version looks similar but has a cub (instead of a ball)…  I will have to go back to draw its partner but I have forgotten where the sculptures are located. Doh!

ridingbicycle © Evelyn Howard 2011

Cyclists are part of the Beijing cityscape. I have always found the cyclist a challenge to draw. The proportion and getting wheels to look round are challenging, so this is a good start for me.

Creative Every Day


Sadami said...

Dear Evelyn,
The drawings are marvelous!! Very impressive.
Don't worry about lions. Originally, their models were, in fact, "Shih Tzu" dogs. Get dogs for your model in Melbourne:)!
Cheers, Sadami

Evelyn said...

ほんとですか?!!How funny! Now, I'll remember it everytime I see these statues.

Dani said...

hey Evelyn, are you still in Beijing?
Im having exam on Saturday.
After that I might visit Beijing.

Hope you're having a good time.


☺lani☺ said...

Cool! Great sketches!

Lúcia said...

You're so talented!
I hope one day I visit Beijing too!
Have a good new week. ;-)

EG Wow said...

Wonderful, Evelyn!

Anonymous said...

Lovely sketches - love that first one. Have a great time!

nelleke said...

These are nice Evelyn, I like you draw the sculpture on a newspaper!

Kala said...

The sketch of the cyclist reminds me of our trips to Beijing and Shanghai. I like the red background.

Evelyn said...

@ Dani:
Yes, still here. Drop me a line if you have time. Cheers, E

EVA said...

These are both wonderful. I love the bicyclist and the red background and building. Fabulous!!

Sadami said...

Dear Evelyn,
Yes, ほんとです! Shih Tzu means lion (dog). Once we kept that dog and I checked his history. Very interesting. Shih Tzu dogs were devoted to a Chinese emperor by Tibetian monks. Ever since, the dogs were at a palace and beloved. They became models for lions. Please look at sculptures and dogs' noses that looking up a sky, different from real lions. One article is here.
Cheers, Sadami

Evelyn said...

:) Thanks Sadami, I will most certainly check it out.

dthaase said...

These are great - love the post

Kaori said...

What fun drawings! I like your cyclist drawing with the vivid background. The wheels look perfectly round to me ;D

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