Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Chameleon boy & Red scarf girl

I managed to get hold of an Intuos3 A3 on Ebay so I had a go at digital inking. It was definitely easier with a bigger tablet, although I still think that traditional inking is something I want to continue to work on.

The scarf set the tone for the rest of the outfit. That type of red scarf was worn by youths during Mao's cultural revolution. I don't know if they're still used in this day and age, but for a long time they were worn in schools as a sign of distinction. 

The slogan on this propaganda poster has been so re-iterated to most Chinese as they were growing up that it's become somewhat of an in-joke, often told in English in its direct translation. 

"Good good study, day day up." 

You get the idea. :)

1 comment:

Susan Golton said...

I like the movement on the scarf girl! Those propaganda posters are really interesting, thanks for sharing. Inking on an a5 is jaggedy line hell for me XD! Loving the creepy chameleon character, i thought he was a zombie at first.