Inspired by following art piece of Doan (Yamada Yorikiyo), Japanese Dragon, ink on paper, around 1560.
Ink and archival water collar paper.
Sketched the shape of the dragon using pencils and erasures. once I was happy with the shape, and style of the dragon, I then completed the image using copix inking markers, and sharpie markers to create the ink on paperwork.
Bellow is the link documenting where the painting that inspired this scroll is located. Currently at the Minneapolis Institute of Art Doan (Yamada Yorikiyo), Japanese Dragon, ink on paper, around 1560. There were of course, many dragons throughout Japanese history, used to depict nature, or gods. Even some Daimayo (Warlords of Japan history) called themselves Dragons to intimidate and inspire. One such Daimyo was one Date Masamune, also known as Dokuganryū (The One-Eyed Dragon), a warlord of fierce reputation in the northern provinces of Japan during the Sengoku period. This too inspired my desire to draw a Dragon from Japan to display their awe inspiring sight and strength.