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River Dragon

By ccjellis
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Thankyou so much for this! And all the lovely comments :)

Yangtze River Dragon  - November 2010


The Yangtze or the Changjiang (Long River) is one of the longest rivers in China and the third longest in the world. The river flows through an array of ecosystems and is habitat to a number of endangered species, these days many sections are now protected as nature reserves. 

Medium: Biro and watercolour on drawing paper
Size: A3

Artist Rights by taruto

Apart of “The Four Dragons” series:
Estuary Dragon by TheFlyingViperSteampunk Dragon by TheFlyingViperColossus Dragon by TheFlyingViperRiver Dragon by TheFlyingViper


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:star::star::star::star::star: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star: Impact

Hi, being quite new to DA, I'm just getting used to coping with the amount of images coming into my mailbox. You can't help but scroll through and wait for something to catch your eye. This one stopped me in my tracks! Really balanced composition. I love the implied scale and how the fantastically modelled dragon interacts with it's environment and drops away to the depths. Your use of this medium is inspiring and you give the piece a real oriental feel with the play of light across the beautifully defined scale work. The carp are subtle additions which other artists might have over emphasised. Your eye is focused in on the "island" head above the waterline and then is drawn progressively down into the translucent river waters, encountering textures and details on the way. It's a superb piece of work.

Marcus 2010.
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Aww that is very kind of you :)
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The details are amazing, love it!  Foxtrot - Wow! 
pdevinney's avatar
Excellent work, wonderful detail.
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Just in time for the featured top ten. Congratz! -Amazing Fantasy Art
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Thank you ^^ Xx
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This is absolutely amazing!!! I love your style, and the detail, and really everything about this. <3
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Thank you very much :) There are actually a few signed prints left if your interested? Xx
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Welcome :3 I'd love one but I can't afford it right now. u-u
ArtKosh's avatar
Are you artist from the ancient China? This is incredible one.. 
all your gallery are so just unreal things with its proud dragon's beauty! My applause!
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lol thank you :) I'm glad you like my work Xx
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I love dragons!  This piece is exceptional.  I love how fluid it is.  It feels alive and poised to strike. The attention to detail is amazing. Your work is wonderful.  Thank you for sharing it with the world!
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Thank you kindly :) I'm glad you enjoy my work Xx
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makes me wanna take a swim in Changjiang
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lol depending where u are :p hopefully there are no crocodiles awimming with you, or dragons hehee :D
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i am not afraid of any dragon..
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Yay! :D *runs off to find pet dragon for you to pet* 
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I feel in love with this.
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