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Faith::Hope::Love by moyan Faith::Hope::Love by moyan
a trio of chinese ink paintings on Xuan paper, size 40cmx 75cm.
commissioned by Geoff and Lesly Broome.

the creatures and plants are chosen to match the three qualities and the seasons, each with its respective 7 words' verse to convey the blessings and well-wishing.
the chinese captions read:
(信)桃花喜鹊报佳音
(望)蜻蜓荷塘度炎夏
(爱)松鹤延年共白首
and their translations:
faith:
magpie and plum blossoms declare a glad tidings!
hope:
dragonfly and lotus endure a sizzling summer...
love:
pine tree and cranes dwell together a long lifetime.

the other columns are the date when the paintings are made and my alias as well as signature seal.

by #dALinkSystem, let me introduce to you two masters of chinese ink painting here in dA.

~Dragon-Koi and ~Engifer

no matter how powerful digital painting program can become and how close they could mimic paint, they can never do the same thing like water and soot roaming freely on xuan paper.
i believe. :)
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:icon44aboriginny2014:
44aboriginny2014 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for posting also your descriptions and thoughts with your art.
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moonlightshinee Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow beautiful! Love 
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Jenni666 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013
this is increadable.
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redsailor Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013   General Artist
Wow, lovely brush painting skills! I agree with you about how digital painting still cannot capture some traditional effects quite right. At least, it is super difficult to mimic real paper and watercolor. The three panels are a great idea!
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scornedlove Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013
i love all 3 of these. so beautiful
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Someelf Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's such a beautiful way to show the world of the traditional way of Eastern Art. I like the way you put the cranes and the birds, perhaps (for me anyway) I'd like the dragonflies a little bit more expressive pink because to me they seem to go to the background as you actually wanted them to be infront, no? But I like it a lot! With what pencil did you make it? Or did you had serveral?
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moyan Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
this is done entirely by brush and ink only, no pencil used. no sketching is required for chinese ink painting. :)
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Lishmish Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
"for comment/critique contest, december 2012"

Faith:
The composition of this piece makes good use of the space provided. It does not need any words to explain to the audience that this piece shows that the "magpie and plum blossoms declare a glad tidings!". This piece of art can also be interpreted as one bird calling and the other bird replying,I guess it is the composition of the birds that attracts my attention. The cherry blossoms in this piece added the right amount of pink/ red for it to stand out and catch your audiences attention. The bird at the bottom that has its wings spanned out has good detail of the feathers and lovely shading where it is needed, it definitely shows beauty of flying birds
Hope:
The detail of the lotus leaves are amazing, the different shades of green makes the leaves look realistic. The composition of the painting is as good as the Faith piece. My suggestion would be to make the lotus flower pink rather than white for it to stand out as the lotus flower seems to blend in with the leaves almost as if it was hidden with the white parts of the leaves, plus it would add a bit more colour to this painting, but that is only my opinion.
Love:
The painting of the two birds in this piece definitely shows that cranes dwell together a long lifetime though the composition of the two birds. The branch above the two birds are incredibly detail. The outline of the birds are not simple outlines, they do reflect that the white cranes have feathers without adding too many lines for the detail of their feathers. This is a simple painting yet it is eye catching and the subject of this piece suits the theme love.
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gunneson88 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
this is beautiful.
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:iconevanescentideas:
EvanescentIdeas Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
Wow... these are simply beautiful.
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onifansu Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
beautiful paintings^^
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LeiteDestiny Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You have such beautiful brush painting skills! >.< I can do a bit of brush painting, but it doesn't look as amazing as your work! Great job and I love the added poetry.
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santivill Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
this is gorgeous! so chinese ink is made up mostly of water and soot? are the colors chinese ink as well?
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moyan Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Professional General Artist
[link]
this one as well, about chinese ink color.
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:iconsantivill:
santivill Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
great, thanks!
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:iconmoyan:
moyan Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Professional General Artist
similar to western water colors i think. i am not an expert on making color pigment, i only know how to use them. but there is this website that explains and i think it is informative:
[link]
:)
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LilithHatchersoon Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are REALLY skilled with the brush!
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:iconcmrlj:
cmrlj Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
these came out lovely.
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Julietta-san Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist
Perfect art*O*
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Shikalover1122 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
absolutely beautiful!
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DelphiRose Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
This is stunning. Wow. :worship:
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MaryEvans Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Very pretty. I'm a fan of chinese ink paintings, I like how visually simple they are and at the same time hold so much hidden meaning.
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mariadudyreva Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012   General Artist
Ths is... so beautiful
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SpiltPhoto Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
these are amazing :O
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heronfem Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Student Writer
I do believe that I am in love with the cranes and pine. That is absolutely stunning.
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ExplosiveSplatter Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
These are beautiful!
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RainySkyz Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012   Writer
Beautiful! I love this kind of art! :heart:
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:iconjburns272:
Jburns272 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very lovely :)
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Kaykayiscrazy Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
These came out beautifully, well done! I'm sure the commissioners will be very pleased :heart:
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PointedEarsGirl Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Student General Artist
ooo, this is really cool!
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Kaza-kaizen Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
really nice. well done
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:iconandelice:
Andelice Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
So lovely <3
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GoodGirl-BadGirl Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
Very pretty. :)
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TheRedChef Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Student General Artist
Beautiful
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KellyGirl1 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Awesome looking panels
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:iconienkoron:
Ienkoron Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
Awesomely stunningly beautiful :D
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Gunjo141 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
See, this is the kind of art I want to see hanging in my house.
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girl-n-herhorse Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gorgeous! :love:
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KiriSosha Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful
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KisetsuMeikyuu Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Student General Artist
beautiful stroke
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Edelweiss-IX Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist
So beautiful *w* Your chinese ink painting is so awesome! :la:
Thank you for the link about the other chinese ink painting's artists <3
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celestenowick Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Student General Artist
Beautiful! I agree with you so much as well, digital art can only mimic but never truly be anything like painting traditionally~ :)
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brokenrose80 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
these are wonderful...i love this style of art...
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LaGattaFraLupi Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
beautiful :D
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retrogrlfan Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
Wow!!!
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KatalinaSwan Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
I wish I could draw the way you do! It`s really great, I love it!!
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SquallLion1 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing
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gabriel-mikhael Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
Wazoo.....amazing.!
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kallu-wah Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing !:aww:
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NihonFreakMB Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful works. . . viewing on the computer sadly does them no justice.

And you're right--real creation is always better than a computer's version. More true.
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