A quick sketch I did yesterday:
This is a copy of a painting I saw at a Chinese painting exhibition in 2012. The woman in the original painting is far prettier than I managed, and I’m embarrassed to link to the source. I made her face too long — annoying as I think I got it right first time but thought it too short. All good practice though.
The artist is Kezhi Chen. This is the original painting, from his own website: Ancient Dream of Peking Part Two. It was my favourite painting shown in the exhibition.
Useless bit of trivia for you: the title used in the exhibition for this painting was “Dream of Beijing Opera in My Homeland”, which is why I titled this post “Beijing opera”. I don’t think I like the clichéd use of “dream” in titles, so I edited it out for my post title. I also prefer the non-romanised name: Beijing instead of Peking, so I stuck with that. There you go – end of trivia.