Tuesday, January 31, 2012
The quest for a purple Lotus
This is the beginning sketch. I've found some brush painting tutorials, and I have my books. But I thought rather than do this in Sumi ink first I would sketch our the general idea first. I mean I'm adding in fish as well as changing some of the composition, I should get the idea out in pencil so I can scratch and erase.
I really didn't do that much though, but it was low on the paper. I had the flower centered well so the bottom filled up with an empty sky line. I will be completing this with a purple flower and creating a logo of sorts for Power up for PCOS.
There is always a meaning in the Chinese culture, so here is what I know: two fish are a symbol of harmony and married bliss in China. The lotus is a symbol of purity, summer and fertility, and when accompanied by a fish, love.
The purple lotus is a rather mystical symbol itself and has meanings in many cultures. I have loved the freshness of Brush painting and am delighted to know that this sketch is being well received by those it is intended for.