Friday, February 4, 2011

Happy Chinese New Year!

The first day of Chinese New Year is always my favorite. Chinatown becomes even more crowded than usual with revelers. But the kids steal the show. Little Chinese toddlers and babies dressed in traditional silk garments decorated with dragons frolic on Mott Street - rattling noisemakers and mimicking lion dancers, not seeming to mind the below-freezing temperature.

This was the scene in front of the Chinese Community Center on Mott Street.


  1. Beautiful drawings, Jen! Next time you're drawing in my 'hood, you should give me a call!

  2. Thanks Audrey! Oh I'm sorry I didn't think of it, yes definitely I will call you next time!

  3. Hey its Darrin. I stumbled upon your work. Really lovely!
    The subway drawing down the length of the car is captivating. Your overlapping lines from one character to the next give a great sense of movement -as if I am seeing numerous frames of an animation all at the same time. I have been doing some compositing in After Effects ...and seeing that drawing, made me see all the characters, the handrails and the seats, as layers. I felt like I wanted to see it animated. Send me some contact info!