Watercolor paintings of Chinese zodiac animals in Auryn Ink

In 2013 I discovered an watercolor painting app called Auryn Ink. It’s a great app for the iPad. It allows near-realistic watercolor paintings on a tablet. It has good simulations of interactions between pigment and water. I’ve painted a few simple zodiac animals with it in 2013 and 2014. Here are some of them, plus a few other paintings.

A doodle in Auryn Ink during dinner to entertain kids.

A doodle in Auryn Ink during dinner to entertain kids.

The whole thing started with a impromptu doodling of a rat at dinner to keep unruly kids occupied. Then a few days later I doodled something that turned out to look like a dog.

Dog in Auryn Ink

Dog in Auryn Ink

That got me thinking. So I doodled a few more at home, thinking that maybe this will turn into the 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac.

Snow Monkey in Auryn Ink

Snow Monkey in Auryn Ink

Another Snow Monkey in Auryn Ink

Another Snow Monkey in Auryn Ink

Horse in Tang Sancai style

Horse in Tang Sancai style

King Cobra in Auryn Ink

King Cobra in Auryn Ink

Tiger in a lazy afternoon in Auryn Ink

Tiger in a lazy afternoon in Auryn Ink

Ugly Pig in Auryn Ink

Ugly Pig in Auryn Ink

Oblivious Pig in Auryn Ink

Oblivious Pig in Auryn Ink

Rooster in Auryn Ink

Rooster in Auryn Ink

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Chinese Dragon in Auryn Ink

And, lastly, a scared bunny. Happy Easter.

A Scared Bunny in Aurynk Ink

A Scared Bunny in Auryn Ink

Some of these paintings have been uploaded to Wikimedia. Maybe one day I’ll write an Wikipedia article on Auryn Ink.

About Xinhai Dude 辛亥生

The name Xinhai Dude 辛亥生 is a pun in Chinese, as it means both “he who was born in Xinhai” as well as “he who studies Xinhai”. I had an ambitious plan to write something about the great Xinhai Revolution of 1911, thus my blog https://xinhaidude.com. But after an initial flurry of activities the initiative petered out. One day I will still carry it through. But for now, this website has turned into a conglomerate of my work on various topics of interest to me, including travel pictures, RC model airplane flying, ice skating, classical music composition, science fiction short stories, evolution and atheism.
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2 Responses to Watercolor paintings of Chinese zodiac animals in Auryn Ink

  1. umesh360 says:

    We love your work here at Auryn Ink!

  2. 翔翔如生, 生動, 非常有立體感, 我十分喜歡.

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