Drawings of everyday life

Quan Yin

Quan Yin (or Kwan Jin)

I like the two pages together, so I photographed them, because it is too big for the scanner. The left is bodhisatva Quan Yin (Guan Yin, Kwan Jin). She is a budhist, chinese goddess who traveled from India to China. In India she was male and called Avalokiteśvara, in China is became female. She also has been influenced by Mary the mother of Jesus. Quan Yin is the goddess of compassion, and is generally regarded by many as the protector of women and children.

5 responses

  1. Fabulous line drawing… thank you for sharing!

    October 23, 2010 at 1:44 am

  2. Fantastic, and I know the subject very well ^^

    October 24, 2010 at 1:06 am

  3. Very nice drawing. Women and children need protecting all around the world.

    October 25, 2010 at 4:30 am

  4. very nice sketch! and a history lesson. I was going to ask who that was, but you explained it!

    October 25, 2010 at 8:30 pm

  5. Fabulous sketch of the goddess! Love your linework!

    November 7, 2010 at 6:15 am

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