Friday, February 11, 2011

from: Pat B.
date: Thu, Feb 10, 2011 at 6:34 PM
subject: Brad the Art Guy : Business is steady.

I'm in Hong Kong now and in my class we're looking at Chinese folk religion at the moment, so I went looking for a picture of Laozi and found this ... thought you might enjoy it.

Blog: Brad the Art Guy
Post: Business is steady.

"There was a man in North Carolina who got me to draw a portrait of Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu, which he had transferred to his arm by a talented tattoo artist."

Brad the Art Guy's rendition of 道德經 looks nothing like the real thing.


  1. Looks like the result of some guy treating the characters as pictures. 德 vaguely resembles the character, but what he put down doesn't look like any kind of calligraphy style I've seen.

  2. Dont know if you guys noticed, but the 經 is supposed to be the simplified character 经 and therefore, desipite still being - for want of a better word - a mockery of Chinese because it doesn't really resemble the characters either way, at least it's closer than the traditional character, but what happened to the complete left radical on 道?