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Chagrin
08-16-2013, 06:57 AM
Hello,

I'm back working on my book illustrations. This one is of Hotei, aka the Laughing Buddha. I primarily used the Ink pen.

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copespeak
08-16-2013, 08:59 AM
He's wonderful!, cheery and so well painted. :cool:

I had to look him up: "Budai (Hotei) in folklore is admired for his happiness, plenitude, and wisdom of contentment. One belief popular in folklore maintains that rubbing his belly brings wealth, good luck, and prosperity."

Chagrin
08-16-2013, 09:42 AM
Thank you, copespeak. :)

Hotei (as he is known in Japan) is also one of the Shichi Fukujin, or Seven Gods of Fortune in the Shinto mythology, who visit Japan every New Year to give celebratory presents. Many of the Fortune Gods were assimilated from Chinese folklore or Hindu mythology. Very fun figures to research and draw.


He's wonderful!, cheery and so well painted. :cool:

I had to look him up: "Budai (Hotei) in folklore is admired for his happiness, plenitude, and wisdom of contentment. One belief popular in folklore maintains that rubbing his belly brings wealth, good luck, and prosperity."