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

15 comments:

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...

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

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.

Hugs,
Dani

☺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!

ladyfi 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.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shih_Tzu
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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