Happy New Year! I wish you all have a great 2013!
This is my new artwork showing a child with a big fish. This is a typical image for the good luck of the Chinese New Year. When Chinese get together for the Chinese New Year’s Eve dinner, we like to have dishes symbolize good luck and good fortune. “Fish” pronounces the same as “surplus” in Chinese. That’s why we will have fish at the dinner and will intensionally save some for the next day, which obviously also means we are having surplus for the new year.
And now, I wish you all have surpluses every year.
This is my recent artwork. An ink drawing inspired from a postcard I bought in my last trip to Hong Kong. The postcard illustrates the scene of Des Voeux Road Central in Hong Kong. Des Voeux Road Central locates at a busy commercial district on Hong Kong Island with bank headquarters, designer shops, luxurious shopping centers, etc. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Des_Voeux_Road Look! The numerious commercial signs along the street on the postcard tell us that Hong Kong was already very busy in the late 1940s.
These drawings are portraying Wu Song, a fictional character in the Water Margin, described as a handsome young, strong man. One day, Wu Song was crossing Jingyang Ridge, and got attacked by the fierce man-eating tiger. The same tiger has been killing many villagers at that area. Wu Song broke his stick when he was defending himself and left him weaponless. However, Wu Song was so strong that he finally killed the tiger with his bare hand, and made himself a hero at the village.
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Today is already the third week of 2012. It’s not late to have New Year resolutions. In fact, Chinese New Year is coming next week. I think it’s a good time to express my New Year resolution. With the Chinese Lion Dancing drawing I have, I am wishing good health in the year of 2012, which is the Year of Dragon. Isn’t the Year of Dragon expected to be a strong one?
Happy New Year!