sonialeong's avatar
Chinese New Year WATER DRAGON
By sonialeong   |   Watch
92 41 2K (1 Today)
Published: January 25, 2012
© 2012 - 2019 sonialeong
So this is what has taken up my spare time for the past 3 days. KONG HEI, KONG HEI!

(And to my non-Cantonese therefore probably Mandarin speakers... GONG XI, GONG XI!)

Wishing you all luck and prosperity in this Water Dragon Year!

I always try to do something for Chinese New Year, but some years I get too busy around Jan/Feb to be able to. This time though, this composition and idea was kicking about in my head for a couple of weeks, and seeing as I'm back in Thailand and Malaysia over the Chinese New Year for the first time in AAAAaaaages on holiday, I thought I would have the perfect opportunity :3

So instead of a pretty girl, HAVE A PRETTY MAN. He is painting, but the water dragon comes alive :D :D :D

Done in Paint Tool Sai from start to finish. Um, took me a while over the past few days, but I used grisaille method (all the shading first, then colours).

Enjoy, I hope.
Image size
2597x3661px 1.44 MB
IMAGE DETAILS
Software
Adobe Photoshop CS5 Windows
Comments41
anonymous's avatar
Join the community to add your comment. Already a deviant? Sign In
sonialeong's avatar
sonialeongProfessional General Artist
Thank you ^^
DaniMiruku's avatar
DaniMirukuHobbyist Digital Artist
I loved it!
sonialeong's avatar
sonialeongProfessional General Artist
Aw, thank you :)
Saviroosje's avatar
SaviroosjeHobbyist Digital Artist
oh wow! Amazing done! Just, so amazed xD this is really good! :heart: great job on like everything!
sonialeong's avatar
sonialeongProfessional General Artist
Aw, thank you so much ^^
Saviroosje's avatar
SaviroosjeHobbyist Digital Artist
you're very welcome!
Sephirayne's avatar
SephirayneProfessional General Artist
Love this. So striking and I love the colours.
sonialeong's avatar
sonialeongProfessional General Artist
Yay, thankies :D
Sephirayne's avatar
SephirayneProfessional General Artist
You're welcome ;)
Sameunagi's avatar
SameunagiHobbyist General Artist
This is really good! I specifically like the way you shaded and added gloss.
sonialeong's avatar
sonialeongProfessional General Artist
Thank you very much! ^^
Hakanlover's avatar
HakanloverStudent General Artist
WHOA. This is really cool :O
sonialeong's avatar
sonialeongProfessional General Artist
Thank you!
Hakanlover's avatar
HakanloverStudent General Artist
You're welcome! :D
teturo's avatar
Fantastic scene ^_^
sonialeong's avatar
sonialeongProfessional General Artist
Thank you :D
teturo's avatar
My pleasure ^_^
Naoru's avatar
NaoruProfessional Traditional Artist
Its a week late but..Happy new year! What gorgeous picture, I love the flowing composition so much, and the colouring...*drools*
sonialeong's avatar
sonialeongProfessional General Artist
Aw, thanks hun :D I spent more time on it than I should have XD But I had the idea of the pic for ages...
sonialeong's avatar
sonialeongProfessional General Artist
Thanks :D
Mayalaya's avatar
MayalayaHobbyist Digital Artist
This is a really beautifull piece.
The way you've made it shine - I'm very impressed.
sonialeong's avatar
sonialeongProfessional General Artist
Aw, thank you :D
anonymous's avatar
Join the community to add your comment. Already a deviant? Sign In
©2019 DeviantArt
All Rights reserved