White on Black Sketch #3 – “Thinking of You” (Shiudiao Getou) II

In honour of the first full moon of 2017 (and the last of the Year of the Monkey), here is another white-gouache-on-black-paper sketch inspired by “Shiudiao Getou,” a famous poem by the 11th-century Chinese poet Su Shi (or Su Tungpo). This technique really seems to bring out an unsuspected New-Agey side in me!

This drawing illustrates the last line of the poem: “Though thousands of miles apart, we are still able to share the beauty of the moon together.” You can read a full English translation of the poem here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shuidiao_Getou


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4 Responses to White on Black Sketch #3 – “Thinking of You” (Shiudiao Getou) II

  1. Rebecca Bourgeois says:

    Once again, a sketch of great sensibility and wonderful execution. Absolutely lovely, not to mention soothing, to look at, at always.

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  2. Anonymous says:

    Is it really this technique or the full moon that woke up your new-agey secret side ? 😉 Strangely enough I feel attracted by the deep dark background as if the moon was just there to make it stand out … isn’t it strange as I guess it should be the opposite ? and yet this is how I feel – captured by this hypnotic black !


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