A piece of work of the day 34 ~ Dragon The Guardian Deity

I drew this dragon for someone who was born in the year of dragon and turned the birthday in June.

I found that there are several interpretations about this mythological creature, and I actually interpret it a guardian or spirit.

I hope year 2020 must bring lights and smiles at him despite that it’s been difficult year for most of us.

去る今年6月、とある方への誕生日カードにと描いたのは龍(ドラゴン)でした。普段描く機会の無い題材でしたが、辰年生まれの彼にとってはラッキーな神獣に違いないと思い、ドラゴンに初挑戦。

洋の東西それぞれにおいて、昔からこの架空の生き物は沢山の題材に使われてきました。

今回私も縁起の良いスピリットとして描きすすめ、終わってみたらとても神聖な気持ちになりました。

今年は誰にとっても難しい一年ですが、来年の誕生日迄、彼に光と笑顔が一つでも多くある事を祈っています。

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A lone dragon stays aloft

…or this guy is on duty patrolling the coastline, perhaps..

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This photo is not great because the angle that I caught him stayed at the edge of the cliff,  also caught the rock platform in straight line, and it made the his presence assimilated in background.  Oh well, I could not help it as there was a fence laid between us and I concluded that I could not train my lens in better position than this.

Also, often my daydreaming head get a mini story in the head, when I catch non-human lives with my eye-balls.  Earlier the day before I caught this dragon, I saw the three seagulls at the local beach, and I instantly came up the idea to put them the role as Lifeguard ( please also in here ).   They were charmers driving me nuts developing trifle short stories in the head (and I certainly love doing that ;-)).

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[Edit: 28/10/2018]

Thank you for WordPress friends for sharing your views to the photo of the dragon!

I took back to the image and gave it try a bit more edit, which turned to this.

I am happy with this in hue, contrast, and composition.  🙂

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What is your name?

On my walking up to and around Barrenjoey Lighthouse, I bumped into this little cute guy.

This is another type to Water Dragons I see near beaches nearby Sydney (i.e. Bondi beach, Manly beach etc).

On the day, I did not have a telephoto lens with me so I had to get closer to it physically.

I made my every step as the best as I could in subtle manner.  I was about to make one more step closer, then this guy turned back and hid under a big rock, and peeked out of the other side of the rock.  The guy stayed still until I begun to make a new step to get closer to it again.  The guy stayed still as if it watched me what I do next.

….Was I played by this guy…?

Probably..!  🙂

By the way, I looked up internet to find which breed this guy belongs to, but its not success.

I should have asked the guy what name / breed it is as shaking hand to greet, before I attempted to photograph…  😉

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