Gods of Sweets (June 2017)
Watercolor and ink on hotpress.
Date: June 18, 2017
Size: 3.5in x 2.5in
A birthday present ACEO for my best friend. Tajimamori is the Japanese Shinto god of fruits and sweets, and Ganesha is the Hindu Deva of Wisdom and breaking down barriers—who also loves sweets.
I created an adorable ink drawing of the two and painted them in bright colors—the style is close to Vietnamese Đông Hồ paintings—inked outlines with a traditional six-color scheme and flat colors, but I broke with tradition and added snowy mountain tops and subtle tints and shading for Ganesha's clothing and Tajimamori's skin.