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March 14, 2008
Seiryuu by ~Vyrilien is a truly beautiful piece, with incredible lighting that gives it an otherworldly feel to it. This is especially fitting as it is symbolic of one of a constellation. The water effect is subtle but beautiful. The entire piece has an unbelievable beauty and flow through and through!
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Also known as the Azure Dragon of the East 東方青龍

Seiryuu (or Qing Long in Chinese) is one of the Four Symbols of the Chinese Constellation, along with Genbu (Black Tortoise) Byakko (White Tiger) and Suzaku (Red Sparrow). Seiryuu represents the East, the spring season and the element of Wood. (When I painting it I was messing the elements up and thought he was Water, hence the strange depiction)

While I was painting Byakko, I already decided I wanted to make a series out of the Four Symbols. I've always liked the idea of making a series and I thought the Four Symbols were a good start, since it's a relatively short series and features most of my favourite animals/creatures. So here's Seiryuu/Qing Long.

This was hard. Harder than it should have been since I regularly draw dragons. I really wanted him to look like an Asian dragon (long) as he should be. But I kinda failed. His head is more like I typically like to draw dragons. Also, apologies for having used similar colours (of blue) as used in Byakko. I really tried to go for a different colour scheme, but it just didn't work for me. Eheh, that's it for now regarding the critique ^^; I still like it. And as you see, I've abused the dodge tool again (even stronger this time :XD:) and I like how the scales and manes came out :)

Okay, enough info now. I hope you like it!


Medium: Painter 2, PS (for the dodge tool), Wacom Tablet

Time taken: My entire Sunday (ten, eleven hours)

Other parts of the Series:

Byakko: [link]
Genbu: [link]
Suzaku: [link]

And a hidden Fifth... :heart:

Huang Long: [link]
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