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A picture for my friend [livejournal.com profile] jade_teacup.
Shou Xing - one of the three deities of Taoist Fu Lu Shou concept (in China), or Fukurokuju, one of the Seven Lucky Gods (in Japan) is the God of Longevity. I tried to not to forget all of his traditional attributes: the staff made out of the ginseng root, a peach that symbolizes immortality, and a gourd filled with Elixir of Life. I also added Crane - a symbol of long life, and Chinese red bats for good luck.
The character on the panel is "Shou"="Longevity"

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Картинка для [livejournal.com profile] jade_teacup.
Шоусин (в китае) или Фукурокудзю (в Японии) - бог долголетия и мудрости. Я страралась не забыть все его традиционные атрибуты - посох из корня женьшеня, тыкву с элексиром жизни, и персик в руке, символизирующий бессмертие. Журавль на Дальнем Востоке считается символом долголетия, а красные летучие мышки в Китае символизируют счастье.
Иероглиф "Шоу"="Долголетие".

Date: 2012-04-09 07:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] scowling-hermit.livejournal.com
You're so productive!

It looks great. I love the design of those little bats!

Date: 2012-04-09 07:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] broom--rider.livejournal.com
Thank you! :)
Those bats is my favorite part of the picture! I think I am going to make a classy Chinese lucky bat design - I am not so good at Chinese stylization, as Ben, but I want to give it a try anyways:)

Date: 2012-04-11 01:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] scowling-hermit.livejournal.com
I look forward to seeing it! :)

Date: 2012-04-11 04:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] broom--rider.livejournal.com
I'll start as soon as all the commotion will slow down: we are having visitors in the house starting tomorrow...

Date: 2012-04-09 09:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vamm-goda.livejournal.com
What an absolutely beautiful image! I just love the colors you chose, and the shading of the whole piece. The crane is a gorgeous addition, and the detail in the draping of his robes and the movement of his hair is just amazing. I love it!

Date: 2012-04-11 04:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] broom--rider.livejournal.com
Thank you very much! I was trying to use all the happy, bright colors like one can see on chinese decorative stuff... Glad that you like the picture!

Date: 2012-04-10 07:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jade-teacup.livejournal.com
Anya, as you know, I love this very much. It is one of my favorite deities and you have drawn him so perfectly!!

Date: 2012-04-11 04:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] broom--rider.livejournal.com
Thank you very much, Ben! Glad that you like the picture, I'll send you a print soon!:)

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