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Nine Dragon Old Pearl by DarthFar Nine Dragon Old Pearl by DarthFar
What seems like a really great idea when you're loopy from heroic doses of cough medicine? Drawing approximately two million roof tiles using a pen with an itty bitty nib, apparently.

You may recall that I visited Xitang, that ancient water city in the Zhejiang Province of China where nine rivers meet, in 2009. Well, I went back there just a couple of weeks ago (yes, I went to China *again*) and shot more photos to use for what I hoped would be a short series of pen drawings of the water city. And then of course I came back and came down with the Martian Death Cold that had spread through my entire tour group...

Well, it *still* could happen.

Campap 300gm watercolour paper (because it was the largest I had...)
Artline Drawing System 0.1mm pigment ink tech pen
Pencils for the rough sketch

The drawing measures 11.9" x 6.0", sans borders. I've hidden my Chinese name somewhere in the picture. Sith cookies for locating it. ;)

Oh, and re: the bizarre title - I got *that* from this site: [link] Methinks something must have been lost in translation...

More on Xitang:
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SvenjaLiv Dec 18, 2011   General Artist
Oh wow, the details... that must've taken forever. Seriously cool result, though. It looks awesome!
It took about five or six days of flu-induced delirium, I think. :rofl: Thanks!
DSil Sep 30, 2011  Student General Artist
Very naturalistic. It feels old and lived-in.
Bao? I think I see it. XD

And...I know I haven't spoken to you for ages, but still... You're crazy.

XD Love the details so much. QAQ Can I have your patience? Pretty please?
Bao? BAO??? Fifi, I may be a lot of things, but a bun I most certainly am not! :rofl:

And I don't think my sanity (or lack thereof!) has ever been questioned! haha. Thanks!

[BTW: What patience! all it takes is a cold and ridiculous amounts of cough syrup. I can give you the former, if you like, but you'll have to get your own Dynaphan.]
I thought I saw a "bao" word somewhere. XD You're too skinny to be a bun anyway :P

Even with cough syrup I think I'd be ko'ed in bed more than being patient with drawing, Farsky! I wuv mah sleep 8D

And btw, [link] You going?? *______*
Madman42q Sep 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
What kinda cough meds are you on, mate?! I could do with a pint! You've got loads of detail in here. I feel like I'm looking at a copy of Journey to the West.
Oh...and your name...FOUND IT! Give me cookies. NAO.
Um... Dynaphan Syrup? :laughing: Hostile, radioactive orange in colour, does strange things to your head.

And thanks!

[and you found my name? no cookies for you 'til you tell me where. ;)]
Madman42q Sep 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I shall send you a sneaky PM. Cuz I'm sneaky like that.
Very impressively done! Though my hand cramps in sympathy. @_@
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