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"Chinese Dragon on Peacock Feather" by T A O Crauford

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And after a long hiatus of too many 19 credit terms… Here's a painting I did back in December. Apologies for the unfortunate resolution; I didn't have much time to take the picture, and the lighting was really poor. That, and I'm a terrible photographer.

 

Anyway, this is an acrylic painting of a Chinese dragon on a peacock primary feather. I was originally going to paint a traditional-style dragon, but I can't seem to do anything without trying to make it as realistic as possible. Which is difficult, when the creature is almost defined by a ridiculously long body and tail. I vaguely based it off of a theropod, but I don't remember what species anymore, it's been so long. The script to the side was originally going to be a short Chinese poem about dragons, but I couldn't find any that were short enough, so I settled for a few sentences on a really cool Troodon dinosaur called Mei long. That was the first time I ever wrote in Traditional hanzi; I learned Simplified, unfortunately. The Traditional characters look really unfamiliar to me. The red marking in the bottom right hand corner is my signiture, which I tried to make look like two hanzi.

 

The picture is framed (I don't remember the type of wood…), and currently sitting in my cousin's living room, as this was a Christmas present to him. Hopefully I can get a better picture of it later.




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25 Jul 2012:-) Lindsay Verde
This is simply beautiful!! Congratulations on the mod’s choice 1
25 Jul 2012:-) Nicole Arya Waldeck
This is amazing! Really original!
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'Chinese Dragon on Peacock Feather':
 • Created by: :-) T A O Crauford
 • Copyright: ©T A O Crauford. All rights reserved!

 • Keywords: Chinese, Dragon, Mei, Long, Feather, Peacock
 • Categories: Dragons, Drakes, Wyverns, etc, Mythical Creatures & Assorted Monsters, Asian Traditions, Mythology
 • Techniques: Acrylics, Mixed Media
Modpick •  Mod Pick at: 2012-07-25 03:41:45
 • Submitted: 2012-07-14 04:10:18
 • Views: 1773
 • Resolution: 1600x815

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