The subject of this painting is a Chinese cityscape. I used a gestural style for this painting. The materials I used were india ink, ink pen, and paint markers. To create this paint I first did the india ink base and then I added in shadows and contrast with the red ink and white marker. I chose to create this painting because I wanted to take a break from my concentration and do something a lot different than I usually do. The elements of art that I used were color and line. The principles of design that I used were proportion/ scale. The composition rules/ techniques that I used was informal balance. This project relates to my life because when I get older I want to travel all over the world and I've always wanted to go to China to see all of the unique architecture and culture. The meaning behind this to explore different cultures around the world. If I could change anything about this painting, I would have added more detail into the buildings and make it in perspective.