Kan 乾 Creative

The Creative
乾 Ken (Japanese) Qian (Chinese)

I love doing the characters that denote the 64 hexagrams of the I Ching 易経.  Each character is redolent of cosmic ideas, and wisps of old predictions I've had when I cast the I Ching in the past about something. 

This is the name of the First Hexagram, which consists of six unbroken lines, meaning pure Yang (vs Yin), Heaven (vs Earth), The Beginning (vs the end), the Creative (vs the Receptive), Dry (vs Wet), and so forth.

The I Ching says, "The Creative works through sublime success, Furthering through perseverance.  The movement of heaven is full of power. Thus the superior man makes himself strong and untiring."  It's a good character for any time, but especially when starting something new.  It's full of hope.

I did the character in green, with overlays of white and silver. The green is the green of dragons, since the six unbroken lines of the hexagram represent six dragons flying through the sky.