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Chinese Sea Dragon by HouseofChabrier Chinese Sea Dragon by HouseofChabrier
11" X 15" Watercolor and Pen and Ink on Strathmore Vellum Bristol
This is something I finished yesterday, but started about 4 years ago. It was almost done except for the pen and ink, and some failure to paint in some watercolor on the dragons hand and other small details. It is an illustration to a Chinese story that my student Amy Lee wanted to illustrate. She told me the story, and we both chose different parts to draw and paint. Amy is a DA member but I don't know her Avtar, she's at Berkley going to college and now I'm teaching her brother. Hope you like this slightly different Dragon.
Copyright:Anne E. Shoemaker-Magdaleno House of Chabrier 2009
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vikirikiki Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013
I love this illustration
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HouseofChabrier Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013
Thank you! I did it when I was teaching how to illustrate a Chinese fairy tale.
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alikakadri Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
I really really like this one, from the beautiful rendition to the color scheme for it!
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HouseofChabrier Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
Thank you! I love dragons, especially firebreathing ones. It would be nice to have a pet dragon as long as they were civilized and didn't want to bite anyone!
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alikakadri Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
well, depends on if you believe dragons are raging monsters (cute ones) or ancient wisedom keepers... lol but yeah, it would be pretty cool.
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Zireael07 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I love the way this dragon is coiled and its' head and the fire. Brilliant!
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Social-Misfit Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011
Wow! This is my favorite dragon of yours! :D
It is definitely asian looking without being overboard. Nice lighting on the scales and I love the fire and the wave.
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WolfPredatorWarrior Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011
Wow very nice indeed=3
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spaghetti-legs96 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011
Wow, stunning! love the amount of deatil and the colours.
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DragonsCreations Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010   General Artist
Suprise!
You have been featured![link]
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SilentArtists Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010
May I use this in a noncommercial video that is a tribute to chinese/oriental dragons? I will give credit!
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HouseofChabrier Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010
I'm sorry but I wish to make prints in the future of this painting, and thus do not want it to be published anywhere else in any medium at the present time. Thank you very much for asking! Annie
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SilentArtists Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010
Oh i see, thanks for taking time to answer me :)
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HouseofChabrier Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010
You are so welcome, and I wish you good luck on your movie project!
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SilentArtists Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010
Thanks for the support :)
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phasers2stun Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009
This is gorgeous! I love the amount of detail that goes into your work..
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baba49 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I feature this beautiful painting in my new journal [link] .
If you don't like your image to be featured there please let me know and I shall remove it right away.
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baba49 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry! I had put the wrong link. The feature is here [link]
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veinsrunempty Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2009
Wow! :clap:
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ray72285 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2009   Traditional Artist
Just sending you a congratulations for being featured in this month's issue of The Dragons of deviantART - [link]
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:iconhouseofchabrier:
HouseofChabrier Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2009
Well thank you...I didn't even know there was something called The Dragons of deviantArt until you told me and provided me with the link. I love dragons, and my dragons is happy to be included in this issue of Dragon Art.
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ray72285 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2009   Traditional Artist
You're welcome. :)
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arbiter632 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
amazing. :clap:
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SaNNaS Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I like this very much. The style reminds me a bit of the japanese artiste Hiroshige's work.
Stunning!
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Yasny-chan Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2009
:clap: the colors are amazing and the image is just breath-taking! :faint:
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HouseofChabrier Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2009
It's strange and humbling to get so much praise for something I did for a watercolor lesson. My students say my doodles are masterpeices, and I guess I just think of them as a way to show how to handle the watercolors. Most of my lessons I just give to my students, same with the demos. I never know what other people are really going to like. It's a strange position for me to be in. Thank you for your kind words...Annie
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eaross Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Grat work, love the colors and dark sky!
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desmo100 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009
This is stunning, amazing, and wonderfully beautiful! :omfg:
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tHe-FOrger Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009   Traditional Artist
:iconcriesplz: :iconsaywhaplz: this is amazing!!!!!! the details are WOW!!!!
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Ravenhaven Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009
I love fire breathers, they are awesome creatures.

Your interpretation is awesome!
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:iconhouseofchabrier:
HouseofChabrier Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009
Thank you, but be sure to keep your good arches watercolor paper away from the Dragons. Kittens leave paw prints, but Dragons leave ashes...
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Riverine Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009
Wonderful dragon! :clap:
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:iconhouseofchabrier:
HouseofChabrier Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009
Thank you...I have a couple more in the works...
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Shellbug Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009
All I can say is Wow.
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DrUmMeR-GuY Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009
Annie, this is amazing! It's so beautiful, and powerful, too!
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HouseofChabrier Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009
Thank you. You are very kind, and I am so glad you like it.
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DrUmMeR-GuY Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2009
aww, ur gonna make me blush!
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Jeis Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009
This is excellent ^^ It looks like it could be in a book.
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HouseofChabrier Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009
It's an Illustration I did for a Chinese fair tale story. I wish I could get work illustrating books. That is what I was trained in, but I never made a living drawing for books; I've always made a living designing sculpting, carving, making fused glass, etched glass or stained glass for Restaurants, Hotels, diners, and Casiono. I love books and would love to illustrate them.
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Jeis Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009
Ah i see i see. I hope to illustrate books someday too, though the other things you've done for a living sound really fun as well. I'm guessing it's hard to get into the book illustration industry but luckily for artists there are a lot of different directions one can go with art as a career. =)
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mssbehave Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009
this is gorgeous Annie very cool piece!
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HouseofChabrier Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009
I did another painting for this Fairy Tale so I guess I should go search the Studio and find it. The other one everyone is riding on the back of a giant Turtle, and he dumps them off into the sea. The story has a Old Wise man, A Monkey or Mandrill Babboon, a white horse, a black horse, a fair maiden, all kinds of fairy tale stuff.
Well, I found the notes I took on the story, I found the Art Nouveau Woman, and I found a whole lot more water color art work to finish. The thought that crossed my mind was I wish somebody would shoot me because I keep drawing up new images and I have all these old images to finish also, plus alot of paintings. I guess I'm tired, and I didn't find the turtle, horse, ocean, warrior monkey painting.
The way I teach is I let the student tell me what he or she wants to learn how to do, and what they want to learn to paint, and then I proceed in the medium an the surface and the subject they are interested in paining or drawing. I'm glad you like my Dragon...I'm working on two more panels.
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mssbehave Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009
yeah my studio has all kinds of unfinished work because i get excited and i start doing so many things at once then i dont remenber the others...im loving the dragoons thats something i have tried a while back but they looks horrible hahaha
hope you find the turtle one ...something i like about you and your work its also so diverse so i never know what you will post next its like a surprise box you can either get a flower a fairy etc :giggle:
your such an inspiration hugs Nanda
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DeeOtter Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
o.o That is absolutely gorgeous!
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HouseofChabrier Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009
Thank you...I really like your new wolf pictures and the baby elephant too!
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DeeOtter Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
:3 Hopefully there will be more to come. I'm planning on giving the keepers a photo album of Samudra's first 6 months. as a present.
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ChatonRose Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful colors!
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filodopio Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009
me gustaron los colores y el diseño
te cuidas +.+
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beetlejazz Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009
Wow, really beautiful! :dance:
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HouseofChabrier Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009
Thank you for your kind words.
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