Shishi my Chinese Guardian Lion (Foo Dog) character protecting his temple against some unknown mythical creature. :3 I've never shared Shishi before...he's been a character of mine for a long time now, so, I thought it was time.
What an all-around beautiful character! I don't see many chinese-based characters such as this, and he's gorgeous! His markings, vicious teeth and fiery eyes and everything. I especially love his name. Shishi. c:
beautiful picture the shading is very neat and I love the hot colors you used ;v; And I love foo Dogs but when I draw them I'm never sure if I should draw them more feline like or more dog like xD it's all confused to me, but the creature is really cool and look so unique in your style :'D good job on this you've done
Gosh, as always your artwork is stunning! The only correction I have lies within the artist's comment. To my knowledge "foo dog" is an incorrect name that has been created by false translation or by the fact that foo lions shares traits with large dogs.. What I know they're only called "foo lion" in Chinese. But hey, I'm not a Chinese expert so I can be wrong on this. Anyhow. I really like how you have given this creature a kind of chimera-look. Like I've never seen one with horns and hoofs. And I just think that is a cool thing to add to an already awesome creature! I also like the pale colours you've given Shishi. Most I've seen usually has dark and red shades in the colours (I have one with exactly that colouring), so this makes him stand out! And as always you show your skills with highlighting and shading!
Both fu and foo are the incorrect terms. It's Americanized. The more correct terms are "Chinese Guardian Lion" or the "shishi" (石獅) Fu or foo are used for common knowledge based purposes since it's a more recognized term.
Yeah, I've given him more unique features since he's my character, based off the shishi. Thanks.