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Qilin by SonPan Qilin by SonPan
Ha, finally I can post this! It's a wedding gift for my aunt, who'll get married on october 6th - but I gave it to her yesterday since I won't be seeing her for a while and I can't attend to her wedding. :(
I hope this kind of makes up for it.

Congratulations in advance, anyway! =D

So, yeah. This pic took me over 20 hours of work. Twenty. Hours. I'm so glad I finally finished it - and quite proudly so, I must say. I do hope my aunt and her future husband cherish it!

As for the motif, I wanted to paint a qilin. It's a chinese mythical creature supposed to be a sign of good luck and protection and longevity (and the arrival of a wise leader, but that's irrelevant now XD ), and since my aunt moved to China a few months ago, I though it was fitting. Hydrangea flowers are also a symbol, according to this site, for "expressing love, gratitude, and enlightenment." Plus, they're native to China and seem to grow close to bamboo forests. And they're pretty.

Starting next week, I'll be posting a step-by-step guide of the process to paint this illustration on my blog, so be sure to check it out! :D

Painted with liquid watercolors.


Process part 1: [link]
Process part 2: [link]

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Wow, thanks so much for the DD! *-* And thanks to all those who leave a comment or fav and to all the new watchers! :heart:
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MantaDrifter Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014
What a dreamy picture
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PCamenzind Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014   Writer
That's beautiful <3
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2lren7 Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
I really love it you are very talented and I love your imagination
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SonPan Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Professional
Thank you! ^^
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SoulReaperlady Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Student Artist
I hereby add this to my favorites,which I already did...kinda.XD
Nice work by the way.I love Chinese myths and culture!!They're so.....magical.
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SonPan Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Professional
Thank you! :D
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SoulReaperlady Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Student Artist
XD No prob!!
Ich liebe es.
XD
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ladyChanta Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i love it. well done ^_^ :ahoy:
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LadyLopter Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
stunning
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SimplySilent Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
Lovely work! :heart: Congrats on the DD! :clap:
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