Inktober 2015 brush pen drawings featuring: Chinese shengxiào plus Vietnamese and Thai alternatives (Cat, Naga), the Earthly Branches and the Heavenly Stems, Western zodiac plus proposed additions (Ophiuchus, Cetus, Orion)

Brush pen. Completed one each day over October 2015 as part of Inktober.

Originally posted on instagram and tumblr with quotes, which you can view here.

Eastern (Chinese shengxiào, or “birth likeness”)

  • The Cat (Vietnamese replacement for The Rabbit)
  • The Naga (Thai replacement for The Dragon)
  • The Earthly Branches (counting system)
  • The Heavenly Stems (counting system)


The following are three signs frequently touted as potential additions to the zodiac.

  • Ophiuchus the Serpent-Bearer
  • Cetus the Whale
  • Orion the Hunter