Xi'an Student Captures Her City in Water Color

April 8, 2019
Editor: Wei Xuanyi

Qiu Meng, a senior student at Xi'an Polytechnic University, shows her hand-drawing works of Xi'an. [Photo by Huo Yan/chinadaily.com.cn]

 

Qiu Meng has been fascinated with hand-drawing ever since she started attending university in Xi'an, Northwest China's Shaanxi Province.

Qiu is a member of the post-1995 generation, and is a senior student at Xi'an Polytechnic University, where she specializes in visual communication design.

It was while studying that Qui was inspired to portray what she eats and sees in Xi'an.

"I happened to draw a bowl of Mao cai, a typical Sichuan dish, in water color and found it was amazing. Then it occurred to me, why not try the beautiful scenery of Xi'an?" she said.

A historical city, Xi'an boasts plenty of historical cultural relics and remains, including the world-famous Qin terracotta warriors and horses that were made in the Qin Dynasty (221-206 BC).

Her hand-drawings of scenic spots like the Giant Wild Goose Pagoda, the Bell Tower of Xi'an, as well as local cuisine like biangbiang noodles soon became popular online.

"Painting is my way to express my affection to the city, and I hope my creations may help people get to know this city better," said Qiu.

Qiu Meng, a senior student at Xi'an Polytechnic University, drawing Xi'an's scenic spots. [Photo by Huo Yan/China Daily]

One of Qiu Meng's hand-drawing works, the Bell Tower of Xi'an . [Photo by Huo Yan/China Daily]

One of Qiu Meng's hand-drawing works, the Dayan Pagoda of Xi'an. [Photo by Huo Yan/China Daily] 

One of Qiu Meng's hand-drawing works, a local cuisine "Biangbiang" noodles. [Photo by Huo Yan/China Daily]

 

(Source: China Daily)

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