Tuesday, August 31, 2010
The Nine Sons of the Dragon
Hi everyone! These are the first sketches for my new project, to design each of the nine mythological "sons" of the Chinese dragon. Each son is the guardian of a variety of different aspects of life, such as luck, love, etc ;o) I find this myth particularly attractive, as it involves the mash-up of a bunch of different types of animals. However, the theme of the dragon runs throughout each son's appearance, whether its scales or claws or whatever! This is the first of Dragon's nine sons, the Qi-Lin, or the Chinese unicorn. According to legend, it has the body of a deer, the head of a dragon, scales like a lizard, and a bear's tail!!! Anyways, should be fun to see where this ends up! As usual, thanks for stopping by!