“Guardian of the Gate” (#48: Project 365 Sketches)

“Guardian of the Gate” (#48: Project 365 Sketches)
"Guardian of the Gate" (#48: Project 365 Sketches)
Sketch Club app; iPad.

2013, Sun 17 Feb. This watercolour-styled digital painting was referenced from a photo, taken by my fellow Chinese tea-drinker friend. I remembered he posted a photo of it in his Facebook album. He was kind enough to retrieve it for me to sketch. This illustration took about 4 hours to complete. I redid a few times to get some resemblance to a watercolour effect. The statue is one of a pair at the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum (in Singapore Chinatown). See: www.btrts.org.sg/temple-first-gate-guardian