Qi Xinghua has the distinction of being the first 3D painter in China, and as such, he influenced the increase in popularity of 3D painting in China. He set four Guinness World Records (twice for the world’s largest, and twice for the world’s longest 3D painting). His works have been exhibited at events such as the Beijing Olympic Games, Shanghai World Expo, Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival, Dubai Canvas Arts Festival, and others. QI Xinghua was born in China in 1982 and graduated from the China Central Academy of Fine Arts in 2005. His graduation project, a 3D painting titled The Whirlpool, toured Beijing. Unlike many 3D artists who use chalk, QI Xinghua uses acrylic paint. He admires traditional Chinese culture, and his work profoundly reflects this and Chinese aesthetics, especially in his depictions of Chinese dragons, Terracotta Warriors, lotus flowers, the Great Wall of China, and other such cultural symbols.