A new, quick illustration created for the participatory blog Illustration Friday.  The theme of the week was “Mystery”.  I used a photo from my trip up E’Mei Mountain, a sacred Buddhist mountain in Sichuan province.  I wanted to evoke the sense of mystery and delight I felt when we climbed up a steep set of stairs and a beautiful temple emerged out of the thick mist.

I created this using a combination of Photoshop masks and traditional pen and ink. See my post on Illustration Friday here.