Monday, March 25, 2013

Chinese Dragon

I love dragons - especially Chinese dragons, which are generally much friendlier than their western counterparts. Last month while attending the Chinese New Year parade, I noticed the dragon teams were always led by someone in the front holding up an orb. After doing some research, I learned that dragons are commonly depicted in Chinese art chasing after a flaming pearl. This is said to have stemmed from an old belief that the dragon held, or chased, the sun. According to one source, "[the pearl] is thought to be a symbolic representation of the 'sacred pearl' of wisdom or yang energy."
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Monday, March 11, 2013

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Getting ready for GDC!

I'll be going to GDC 2013 this year.  Apparently this is a huge event, so thankfully I'll be going with a friend who's been there before.  I'm super stoked to meet other artists and game developers from all over the country.
In other news: Ever since the San Fran Chinese New Year Parade, I've been drawing exclusively things related to China. There'll be more to follow. :)