Guardian Spirits Collection Asian, Japanese, Chinese Original Art Print
traditional chinese fairy tales poster - The Painted Skin
traditional chinese fairy tales poster - The Painted Skin
Japanese, Chinese, Asian Fairytales, folklore Art Poster

Guardian Spirits Collection Original Art Print - The Painted Skin

Regular price £80.00 Sale

What is your Guardian Spirit? Find yours.

ARTIST COLLABORATION - Guardian Spirits Collection
Inspired by Chinese and Japanese folklore, a guardian spirit is a mysterious entity that haunts humans and influences their character and behaviour. Jen created all the images from original words of description. Instead of using traditional watercolour and ink, she mixed acrylic with gouache and finished with colour pencils to add highlights to Eastern freehand. 

Jen Xu is an artist/illustrator based in Shanghai. 

ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATION - 画皮 / huà pí / The Painted Skin
The Painted Skin from Chinese Ghost Book “Strange Tales” is a skinless demon only consisting of flesh and bones in her original form. She is believed to steal the appearances of young beautiful women by killing them and wearing their skin. The name comes from the fact that once acquired the skin of a new woman, she would then take great pleasure in dressing it in makeup as a celebration of her life as someone new. To this day, she continues her mission of finding her true self.


  • Guardian Spirit : 画皮 / huà pí / The Painted Skin
  • Paper : Hahnemühle German Etching
  • This heavyweight etching paper is velvety smooth with a fine surface texture.
    • Print : Giclée printing
    • A revolutionary new way of reproducing accurately paintings, drawings or artwork.
      • Size : A2 (420 x 594 mm)
      • Includes Guardian Spirit Character Card
      • A frame is not included
      • Will be sent rolled in a poster tube

          Please note that this item is printed when an order is placed and can take up to 3 working days to dispatch. If you would like to order this print framed, please contact us for pricing and colour availability. 

          *Due to monitor differences, actual colours may vary slightly.




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