Having fun using all my new art techniques to draw marbled rocks and lotuses.
This little WIP snippet is part of a series of nature scenes I’m making of RWBY
characters to help myself improve as an artist. Each nature scene will
be based off the character’s theme and color palette, and
of course, feature that character as well! This drawing will be of Lie Ren, who alludes to Mulan, thus I wanted to draw a scene inspired by one of the many gorgeous landscapes found in China. So as Ren also has a lotus theme, I thought a beautifully serene lotus pond would perfectly reflect his calming personality.
Benten-dō (弁天堂) on the island in Shinobazu Pond (不忍池), Ueno Park. The temple is dedicated to Benzaiten or Benten, the goddess of the arts, whose symbol is a lute. She
was originally the personification of a river, and to this day her temples are always on or near water.