Artwork: Guardian Lion
. Posted by Sherrie Thai by Shaireproductions.com
“Guardian Lion” (also referred to as the Shi Lion, or Foo/Fu Dog in the West) is generally an Asian breed, created to monitor important buildings and structures. My illustration showcases its mischievous personality in a modern urban setting. The background incorporates one of my photos of the old East Bay Bridge. The colors are very subdued, as many temple lions are sculpted in simple gray stone. It was created with pen, graphite, photos and digital coloring via Adobe Photoshop.