eastern dragon

Types of Chinese Dragon

Chinese literature and myths refer to many dragons besides the famous long. The linguist Michael Carr analyzed over 100 ancient dragon names attested in Chinese classic texts. Many such Chinese names derive from the suffix -long:

Fewer Chinese dragon names derive from the prefix long-:

Some additional Chinese dragons are not named with long 龍, for instance,

Chinese scholars have classified dragons in diverse systems. For instance, Emperor Huizong of the Song dynasty canonized five colored dragons as “kings”.

  • The Azure Dragon [Qinglong 青龍] spirits, most compassionate kings.
  • The Vermillion Dragon [Zhulong 朱龍] spirits, kings that bestow blessings on lakes.
  • The Yellow Dragon [Huanglong 黃龍] spirits, kings that favorably hear all petitions.
  • The White Dragon [Bailong 白龍] spirits, virtuous and pure kings.
  • The Black Dragon [Xuanlong 玄龍] spirits, kings dwelling in the depths of the mystic waters.

Ryuu striking poses and hogging the limelight - what’s new? I wanted to draw my eastern dragon being his sassy flamboyant self - so I did!

I actually mailed this to Wesker along with the last comic, hence the cameo from Ryuu’s favourite skunk. I’m working on turning some of these into stickers with some tweaks, keep an eye out if you’re interested! As usual, coloured with markers and pencils

So I finally caved and made myself a secondary character! My corgi Elliot is still my main sona of course but it’s always nice to have more than one character to chose from!

Meet Udon! He’s a small lanky eastern dragon! Even if I don’t do as much with him I’m still really happy I made him ^^

I hope you guys like him! Give him lots of love ;)

This is actually rather old art, from about the middle of 2016. In a spur of inspiration I made a dragon character based on/influenced by some mediterranean cultural elements found in my country of origin and the surrounding areas: the evil eye talisman.These talismans are sometimes referred to as nazars, are generally blue colored symbols, and are believe to ward off curses cast by malevolent glares and the sort.

His name is Nazar. :)

Art and character © RainbowFoxy