Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Liu Jiyou Zodiac Signs 1981

Toward the end of his life Liu Jiyou painted these small size images of the twelve Chinese Zodiac signs. What a beautiful collage of different animals.

And as a bonus here are a couple of gorgeous illustrations of an eagle.


  1. These really are gorgeous. I especially like the tiger. It's amazing how effortlessly they convey the idea of each animal's behaviour.
    Thank you for sharing these with us, Andreas :)

    1. Fully agreed!

      The eagle illustrations are remarkable. I know I am looking at a watercolour, but many of the brushstrokes (especially those around the eyes and beak) bristle with a crispness and accuracy that brings to mind the immediacy dry media!

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  2. delicacy and boldness in the same image..these are great....thanks for sharing.

  3. love the balance of loose and sharp strokes

  4. Stunning brush works ! Thanks for sharing