Chinese Peony Chang'e Moon Princess Copic Marker Drawing
This is a poster print of my Chinese Peony Chang'e Moon Princess Copic Marker Drawing. During the Mid-Autumn Festival, you often see Chang'e depicted in many moon cake boxes. The story of Chang'e the moon princess goes like this. Once there were ten suns in the sky. The suns burnt all the plants and people were dying on Earth, until one day, a great archer named Hou Yi used his bow and arrows to shoot down nine of the suns. Earth was saved, and people flocked to learn archery from Hou Yi. The Western Queen Mother gave Hou Yi a bottle of immortal elixir that could make one person immortal. Although Hou Yi did want to become immortal, he wanted to stay with his wife Chang'e on earth so he just kept the elixir at home. Pang Meng, one of his students, tried to steal elixir when Hou Yi wasn't at home. Faced with greedy Pang Meng, Chang'e decided to drink the elixir which made her fly to the moon where she would stay forever. To remember her, Hou Yi and others started to worship the moon with many offerings. Children in China and Taiwan are told that Chang'e is still living on the moon. And on the night of the Mid-Autumn Festival, when the moon is bright, children try their best to find the shape of Chang'e on the moon. This watercolor poster print comes in 3 sizes: 11x14", 16x20", 20x30". Please convo me for additional sizes or for the original drawing.