Olivia Tse
11,187 views| 6  Posts

New drawing: Hanging the Goat Head and more...

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.) I 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 ( 周秀娜) 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 my blog.

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!!

over 9 years ago 0 likes  0 comment  0 shares


Hi! My name is Olivia a.k.a. Olivia Lazybonez a.k.a. Olive*tea. I'm a starving artist based in Hong Kong, trying to survive in this world! Well, maybe not quite

Learn More

Languages Spoken
english, cantonese, mandarin, spanish
Location (City, Country)
Hong Kong
Member Since
July 1, 2010