Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Lucky

This is my drawing for Everyday Matters drawing challenge #200, draw something lucky. I'm a little behind with these but do plan on catching up to the current challenge, #202, very soon, I promise! This is a sketch of my little Laughing Buddha figurine that sits here smiling up at me from right beside my computer. He was a gift a from my daughter. Right behind him I have a card that reads, "everything is already ok". My Laughing Buddha was drawn with graphite and colored pencil in my moleskine sketchbook.

The Laughing Buddha is a representation of contentment and abundance. He is almost always seen carrying a cloth sack, which never empties. The sack is filled with precious items including rice plants symbolizing wealth, candy for children, food, or the woes of the world. He is also usually seen with a begging bowl to represent his Buddhist nature. According to legend, if one rubs the Laughing Buddha's great belly, it brings forth wealth, good luck and prosperity.

9 comments:

peachtreeart said...

Love the history behind him and your rendition does him justice!

Jennifer Lawson said...

Great drawing. I really like the graphite and color pencil—perfect for a Moleskine.

Sherry said...

What a charming drawing and story. I have a couple Zuni fetishes, but this fellow is really good.

kazumiwannabe said...

He looks perfect! Love the cards you did with your daughter too, lovely, and fun technique!

Mary Timme said...

Getting caught up this time of year can be tricky.

Peggy Stermer-Cox said...

Wonderful drawing and excellent story. I always think that drawing is an act of optimism and hope in itself; keep rubbing the Buddha's belly.

Carol said...

This drawing makes me smile. If I rub his tummy across the computer screen, think he'll help me get my holiday stuff done?
Great job

purplepaint said...

This is awesome!!! Wonderful job on your shading!

Tammy said...

He's adorable. I need a little guy like that sitting on my desk!

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