Shop Mobile More Submit  New Customers Login
River Dragon by ColletteJEllis (print image)

Loading...

All rolled Fine Art Paper Prints ship with an additional 1.5" bright white border. learn more. Gallery framed Fine Art Prints ship with an additional 2" bright white border. All Gallery Wrapped Prints ship with an additional 1" bright white wrapped border. View Original

Artist's Statement

River Dragon - November 2010

Third re-dux of one of the four Chinese river dragons, she is the dragon of the Changjiang (long) river, the longest river in China, known for its rich array of wildlife.
Although the smallest of the four dragons, she makes up for this in length, her body fully stretched is as long as five ships. She feeds on deer, fish and plant life. Although she does not harm the Koi carp, as they feed on the algae and parasites that grow between her bumpy scales. The grass like appendages that grow from the top of her head and face are sensors, allowing her to lie in wait for any unsuspecting creature that might stray onto her head thinking that it is a floating log or outcrop of earth. She can also stun her pray using electrical pulses that come from the root-like appendages that grow under her chin.

Medium: Biro and watercolour on drawing paper
Size: A3

Original:
Changjiang River by ColletteJEllis



More from this Artist

2015 Art Calendar by ColletteJEllis
Estuary Dragon by ColletteJEllis
Who you calling fluffy? by ColletteJEllis
Ruler of a Thorny Kingdom by ColletteJEllis
Fawn by ColletteJEllis
Cherry Coils by ColletteJEllis
Selfie by ColletteJEllis
Deer God by ColletteJEllis
The Four Dragons by ColletteJEllis
King of Beasts by ColletteJEllis
Totronin by ColletteJEllis
Cernunnos by ColletteJEllis
Red Crested Dragon by ColletteJEllis
Musical Dragon by ColletteJEllis
Red Curls by ColletteJEllis
Lady Ruby by ColletteJEllis
Mother Bear by ColletteJEllis
Steampunk Dragon by ColletteJEllis
The Koi Pond by ColletteJEllis
The House That Jack Built by ColletteJEllis