This piece is called "Twin Dragons" and was a contract ink wash on rice paper! The original is almost
3 ft. x 1 ft. I had never worked in ink wash or on rice paper when I took this contract (therefore I undercharged the guy).
It ended up being well worth it (lucky me). There's nothing easy about this, ink wash smudges easily and rice paper sucks
ink up like Alfred Molina sucks up every role he can get his hands on... Anyway, real tricky project, but I was very happy
with the result. I do still have a full-size copy of it. -1997
The ideograms (chinese characters) read:
TOP: Magic Storm
BOTTOM: Sky, Lightning, Wind, Earth