Thursday, April 7, 2011

Ten Sun Crows - ink drawing

Another little something I did while at wondercon last weekend.

This is an ink drawing on bristol board. It measures 11x7 inches. Grey, brown, and black inks were used. On sale -at my etsy shop-.

Brainstorming for the next painting, which will be on this story.

According to Chinese legend, there was once not just a single sun, but ten.

Ten sun birds lived in a mulberry tree in the eastern ocean. Each day, one of them would make the day-long journey across the skies to the western mountains. Until one day, all ten descended on the earth at once, and the archer Houyi was forced to shoot down all but one of the wayward sun birds.

The text on this piece says:

Each day, it was the task for one
of the Sun Birds to fly from the Mullbery
tree in a day-long arc across the
skies, to the Western Mountains.
Until one morn, on a whim, all ten spread their
wings at once, and a burning wind kissed
the earth.

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