by Harry Forbes, with contributions from Serenite Wang & Atikova Yuliya

Sun Xun dips his brush into ink that’s so blue it’s black. He’s spent the better part of a half hour painstakingly drawing balloons, lying prone on top of a huge wooden canvas on the floor of his studio in the northeastern outskirts of Beijing.

In the other room, nearly a dozen assistants are hard at work — on Photoshop and drawing tables — doing their best to please their boss, one of the most prolific artists working in China…

Reblogged from CNN

Image courtesy of Sun Xun