Saturday, August 16, 2008

Tortoise & Dragonfly

Tortoise & Dragonfly
Tortoise & Dragonfly,
originally uploaded by Donn2006.
The tortoise, with its hared shell and sumbering gait, is contrasted with the elusive dragonfly, that flies here and there.
Done in the same book card this time using Derwent's aquatone watercolor pencils and Niji waterbrush because I couldn't get the colors I wanted from the Chinese watercolors I had.
The tortoise and dragonfly are the perfect illustration of the traditional Chinese contrast between yin and yang.

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