War March by Joseph Tien
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It’s an original work of the t-shirt design. I drew this with a calligraphy pen and used sumi and india ink on a small BFK rives HW paper. It’s a technique that many traditional stylists use in lion dance to make a fast cross-over movement to animate a lion’s head shaking and making it more lively, too. This performer uses a HK style lion with white ram fur. It’s popular in Hong Kong and China, especially in Zhou Jia Quan community.


Comments

  • Miriam Morgan
    Miriam Morganabout 5 years ago

    Those brush strokes really help create movement. Great work.

  • Thanks, Miriam. It’s done by a calligraphy pen. It’s what makes those strokes. =)

    – Joseph Tien

  • andy551
    andy551about 5 years ago

    Magnificent work!

  • Thanks, Andy! :D

    – Joseph Tien

  • Marta Tesoro
    Marta Tesoroabout 5 years ago

    I love your technique and how you handle india ink. Love the sense of movement and the detail on the lions head.

  • Marta Tesoro
    Marta Tesoroabout 5 years ago

    I mean dragon’s head :) My bad.

  • It’s a lion. ;) Thanks. This picture was my first experimentation with india and sumi ink. Then I picked it up from there. I will upload more pictures soon.

    – Joseph Tien

  • S .
    S .almost 5 years ago

    awesome artwork

  • thank you, man :)

    – Joseph Tien

  • Arturas Slapsys
    Arturas Slapsysalmost 5 years ago

    Great !!!

  • thanks =D

    – Joseph Tien

  • Antanas
    Antanasover 4 years ago

    lovely work

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