The Hidden Lion

Rowan North

Joined May 2016

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In Chinese mythology, there are a lot of dragon-esque beasts, like the qilin which is a dragon-horse. The Xiezhi is a horned dragon-lion, also called the Unicorn Lion. It’s known to be a symbol of justice and peace, inherently knowing the nature of an individual. These are often mixed with the other guardian lions as statues guarding buildings, specifically guarding places of law.

These statues become overgrown and weathered with time, its mythology forgotten. And so this character is a representation of that. Long forgotten and hidden she waits for a more peaceful time where the people will need her again.

Done with colored pencil, graphite, and white acrylic, then edited digitally.

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