Western Gate

Legend has it Lao Tzu disappeared through the Western Gate leaving behind only a scroll of 5000 characters of mystical aphorisms later compiled into what is now called the Tao Te Ching, the foundational text of Taoist philosophy.

This artist card I’ve inked was inspired by that legend. Doing landscape pointillism drawings that are reminiscent of Chinese brush paintings is something that’s been on my artistic “to-do” list for about a year now. So while taking a break from my Peacock drawing for the evening, I decided to give it a go. How do you think I faired on my first attempt?

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Pen and ink artist inspired by Nature, Beauty, Spirit and Song.

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