I've been working on a set of Zodiac crayons for the last 2 weeks. A few more to go.
This is my favorite one so far. It's a classic pose, except without the tongue sticking out. I've seen a lot of sumi paintings of tigers climbing on rocks as a kid.
A bit plain. I thought of adding scales, but it got too visually complicated.
I'm thinking about remaking the pig with a different pose. He's holding a stack of gold over his head. The gold is a common theme among Chinese renditions, but it might be lost in translation. He also looks a bit goofy?
I feel it's a little too elongated, you really don't get a sense that it's a rooster.
The horns really turned out well. I like the texture of his locks, it reminds me a bit of The Winged Lions of Babylon... only without the wings. I'm really itching to work bigger.
I love this little guy! I have to admit some are better than others. I'm experimenting more with different textures and deeper carving.