how to draw a chinese dragon the body
Step 5. How To Draw A Chinese Dragon The Body
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Uploaded: November 30, 2007
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Novice  Novice Skill Level
Steps: 7
Updated: February 8, 2008
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The Chinese dragon is a mythical beast from Chinese folklore. There are nine types of Chinese dragons; there is the imperial, emperor, winged dragon, celestial dragon, spiritual dragon, coiling dragon, horned dragon, and the yellow dragon. The one in this tutorial is a celestial dragon. A celestial dragon protects and supports the temples of the gods, and each of these Chinese dragons rule over the four seas, which consist of the east, south, west, and north. The most powerful one of them all is the horned dragon. This unique creature can produce rain and is completely deaf. There are a few more dragons that I forgot to tell you about. These are the homeless dragons which live in the ocean, and there is the chiao dragon, this one is has scaly skin and lives in marshes but nests dens in mountains. All Chinese dragons enjoy the sound of music, they usually come to fiddlers and trumpeters to listen to them play. Most of the nine popular Chinese dragons have a head of a camel, horns of a deer, eyes of a hare, ears of a bull, a neck of a lizard, they also have the underside of a frog, scales of a carp, paws of a tiger, and the powerful claws of an eagle. Though these dragons look humble, they do have a nice upper row of canine teeth. These are obviously used to eat prey. Did you ever wonder why these Chinese dragons have whiskers at the sides of their snout? These are used the same way a cat uses theirs, it acts like a sixth sense for the dragon, like feeling objects around them. The Chinese dragon comes in varieties of colors. They come in green to gold to blue and to red to all the colors in the rainbow. This tutorial shows you how easy it is to draw a Chinese dragon step by step. The instructions are simple and there is good details for you to learn from. Have a great time.