In Buddhist, Lotus symbolized purity as we may see many buddha sculptures are sitting on a lotus flower and meditating in a zen position. In ancient times, people already define lotus flower is a form of representative as elegance and eternity. And many scholars create poems to depict a beautiful scene with the lotus flower.
Perhaps the most famous text is the poetic essay “On the Love of the Lotus” by Zhou Dunyi (1017-1073).
In Chinese painting, the Lotus flower is also one of the mandatory subjects to learn and paint. I practiced my lotus drawing on regular Xuan paper as well on my Ipad procreate then export it to illustrator.