Friday, February 07, 2014

POTD Day 7 Utensil

This is one of the beautiful Chinese brushes that Yeh Fei Pai uses when doing his celestial horses. He did a demonstration drawing at the 2014 Chinese New Year Festival we went to and it was amazing to watch. He did a drawing of 8 celestial horses and it was so appropriate considering that we just started the Year Of The Horse.

Apparently he came to the festival a few years ago and promised to return from Taiwan when the Year Of The Horse came around...and he did. He learned his trade from his father and is now teaching it to his son. His son actually worked on the drawing with him during the demo, filling in background, and shading. It was so cool to see them both.

They had great senses of humor too, and kept talking the entire time they were going through the process explaining some of it to all of us, and keeping the audience engaged. The weather outside was cold and rainy so it was fun to come in, have tea, each a few fortune cookies and watch their artistry. In a couple of days, I'll be doing another POTD that shows the finished drawing.

I took this picture with my Fuji Finepix f50 with no flash, but macro enabled at the end of the demonstration. I edited it in GIMP 2.6 for color, light and added the fuzzy border.

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