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Guan-Yin: is a bodhisattva meaning she is eligible for Buddha-hood, but she chose to stay and help humanity. Her name means that she listens to the ‘cries’ of the world. She is the Goddess of compassion and helps those who are suffering. Call upon Guan-Yin to hear your prayers and help you to be compassionate towards yourself and others.

This page shows the progression from the initial illustration to the digital imagery and colouration of the final character; using a graphics tablet I produced a similar effect to that of a painting using oils/gauche. I developed the image using patterns and textures which I refer to as swatches used during the development of this art work. You can see roughly how the pieces of the picture were developed.

Progression of Artwork from Initial drawing to completion.

Swatches: Patterned layers that were used in the creation of this illustration.

Guan-Yin Illustration: This is the initial sketch before the colouration of the design began. Using the swatches above the goddess was patterned and transformed into the illustration below.

Close-up: Cross sections of the ‘Guan-Yin-Goddess’ illustration. These images showcase the intricate detail for this piece of artwork. Each part of the illustration has its own symbolism associated with Guan-Yin.



Guan-Yin final illustration:


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Created on: Sept 18, 2012