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Seiryu, The Azure Dragon by Kchan27 Seiryu, The Azure Dragon by Kchan27
In Japan, the Azure Dragon is one of the four guardian spirits of cities and is said to protect the city of Kyoto on the east. The west is protected by the White Tiger, the north is protected by the Black Tortoise, and the south is protected by the Vermilion Bird. In Kyoto there are temples dedicated to each of these guardian spirits. The Azure Dragon is represented in the Kiyomizu Temple in eastern Kyoto. Before the entrance of the temple there is a statue of the dragon which is said to drink from the waterfall within the temple complex at nighttime. Therefore each year a ceremony is held to worship the dragon of the east.
(wikipedia)

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I hope to do all four Chinese constellation gods, when I have time.


Scratchboard, 8.5x11
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:iconseiryu-kun:
Seiryu-kun Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist
I like the drawing, guess why?
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burningrage8-13 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
That is an awesome dragon!!!!!!!!!
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ray72285 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2008   Traditional Artist
Really nice work for scratchboard. I've only used it once before and it was not an easy task. Really nice work with the fur. :)
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dark-geijutsuka Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2008   Traditional Artist
very cool
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Harmina Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2008
Very nice !! :)
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butterflylr Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2008  Professional General Artist
Now I want to do another scratchboard. I think I have some here now since I just picked up my crap from storage. Is this new? I haven't seen it before.
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Kchan27 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2008
its new. my boss gave me a couple pieces of scratchboard last year and i never did anything with it, but i came up with a cool design so I finally did one. its been so long, and I enjoyed it so much im thinking of going to buy some good scratchboard soon.
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:iconbutterflylr:
butterflylr Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2008  Professional General Artist
DO IT! Scratchboard is awesome!
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eyesofhumor Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2008
Very nice!!
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Crazy-kat0 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2008
thats awesome!
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