My little design for Chinese New Year that’s just around the corner. Wishing all Chinese all around the world a wonderful New Year full of love, peace, good health and prosperity. . By the way, that’s not a self-portrait 😄, though yes the Year of the Ox 🐂 is my year when it comes to the Chinese zodiac. .
I loved the experience of making the first batik-inspired illustration of hibiscus. That was of red blooms. I decided to make a second one, this time of yellow hibiscus, also based on a photo I took. I think I enjoyed it even more 🙂
Incidentally, the white dots all over the flowers in the illustration, inspired by the style of batik art, seem to reflect the water droplets on the flowers in the photo. That’s coincidental, but it does make me look at flowers and other elements in batik art in a new way.
Beautiful mural I stopped to admire. Pity about the peeling bits. I wonder if it’s the paint naturally peeling because of conditions, or the actions of some naughty hands. Whatever it is, I guess it goes with the territory for murals in public spaces, especially areas with high human traffic flow. But it still makes me sad, seeing that it’s so beautiful.