Ahhh yes! I'm a bit proud of myself that I didn't spend forever on this drawing this time, because I usually do :P
I call this illustration "掛羊頭 (Hanging up a goat's head)", originating
from the Chinese saying "掛羊頭, 賣狗肉", which literally means "
to hang up a goat's head and sell dog meat". Most Chinese people should be familiar with this saying, which basically means "
to try to palm off something inferior to what it purports to be". (Thank you, Google dictionary.)
came up with this concept because of how the local "(young/underaged)
model" industry has become these past few years. It has come to a point
where it's like, whatever it is that needs to be advertised, whether it
be a model agency or an online game or whatever, just put out a
seductive young girl wearing skimpy outfits showing off their "assets"
if ya know what I mean (not to mention all these gossip magazine with
perverted covers and ridiculously bad taste) ... when in fact, it's an
open secret that what is being "sold" is actually no different from
softcore pornography. If you live in Hong Kong, you should know EXACTLY
what I'm talking about. It's not that I'm necessarily against the trend
(although I wish those people would be less hypocritical about it
sometimes), I'm simply putting it out here.
I used a
reference picture of Chrissie Chau (
for the drawing. (Again, not particularly targeted at her, but those
pictures of her brushing her teeth are just too classic to pass on haha)
See some closeups and original sketch and PRINT and iphone/ipod skins info on
my art blog.
Also I previously added a new portrait drawing to my album.
Again, for full view and more please visit
Last but not least, I'm proud to present to you my print store on
Society6. I will use my account there to try to start selling merchandise there from now on! :) So stay tuned!!
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