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Year of the Dragon

A still life inspired by a dragon sculpture my parents bought me in Key West. Last year my firends and I noticed that the dragon made the shape of the year 2000, and we wondered if it ment anything. Upon looking it up we found out that it did. Turns out the Year 2000 was the year of the Dragon in Chinese culture, and so the still life collection began! Everything here with the exception of a few Japanese inspired drinks and writing (mostly cause I kept forgeting which it was, Japanese or Chinese) is Chinese inspired.

Things in the Picture I own:
- Dragon
- Wooden Box
-Candle

Comments and helpful critique are as always very much incouraged =]

my other still life digital painting:

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:iconalomhordozo57:
alomhordozo57 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013
Nice work!
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:iconcanvasnerd:
CanvasNerd Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
i have that same exact sculpture... thats crazy :D
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:iconhoshiro-ryuko:
Hoshiro-Ryuko Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have the same home! XD
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:iconlittleforestwolf:
LittleForestWolf Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Another year of the dragon is upon us. Wonderful lighting! I just love it!
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:iconsasukefox-5:
Sasukefox-5 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011
I have to same statue haha I really love this picture nice work
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:icongryffgirl:
Gryffgirl Featured By Owner May 30, 2011
My children and I are all dragon year babies! :) This is a gorgeous still life. I usually don't see Asian influenced ones, and I love your idea. Great use of color and shadows! :heart:
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:icondawnfrost:
DawnFrost Featured By Owner May 30, 2011
thank you =D
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:iconhakuba21:
hakuba21 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
dude!i have that same statue on my desk in my room,wow.
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:iconpoeter:
POETER Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010
NOW THATS NICE
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:iconrythos:
Rythos Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010
That is just stunning. I can't really say more. <3
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:icondawnfrost:
DawnFrost Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010
thank you ^^
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:iconuriv:
Uriv Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010
I have a dragon statue just like that one in my room.
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:icondawnfrost:
DawnFrost Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010
You might have it, or at least the one I referanced for it. My parents bought me that dragon statue in Key West Floridia, only difference between it and my picture is it's tail splits into to swirls and he's holding an orb in his front right paw.
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:iconuriv:
Uriv Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010
That's cool! I just was like wow that looks just like a statue in my room lol. Great art work btw!
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:iconmurderslastcrow:
murderslastcrow Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2010
Delicious.
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:iconakeli:
akeli Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2009   General Artist
Wow, this looks great! :D
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:iconvirtualmanectric:
VirtualManectric Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Very wonderfully done. I agree with every word said in the critique.
Inspiring... absolutely inspiring
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:iconbella--luna:
Bella--Luna Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2009
This is really interesting and cool. Also, very original in my opinion. I wish I could hang thing on a wall in my room...
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:iconmikanshiroiiookami:
mikanShiroiIOokami Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009
very wonderful !! ^___^
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:icondravedragonheart:
DraveDragonheart Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
i think this is really nice i agree with others that the lighting this has is quite nice feel to it :)
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:iconsun-rice:
sun-rice Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2009
stunning shading! I love it!!!
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:iconsammidawolf:
sAMMIDAwOLF Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2009
What beautiful work, and amazing lighting. I love how the tabletop is shown to have the reflections in it, and I love the colors as well.

:iconfavplz:
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:iconkiu-lung:
kiu-lung Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks great, the composition is well-balanced and the glass in particular looks so realistic :) Love how the sculpture seems like it's made of lacquered wood
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:iconrrrraaawwr:
rrrraaawwr Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
beautiful! love the colours :)
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:iconblue-sun-jewelers:
Blue-Sun-Jewelers Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2009
WOW!!! Truly awesome!!!!
Scott:juggle:
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:icondawnfrost:
DawnFrost Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2009
thank you =]
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:iconwolfiescreamer:
wolfiescreamer Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The right bottle looks a bit 2D and every object seems like it's alone and doesn't affect the others, I think it seems so because of the sharp edges, they all seem kind of... limited. I love the dragon tho, and the lamp and the reflectiveness of the table(or whatever everything is standing on).
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:icondawnfrost:
DawnFrost Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2009
I'll work on that, thanks =]
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:iconameixkon:
AmeixKon Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2009  Student Filmographer
Very nice, I like the sketchy-ness of it. ^-^
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:icondawnfrost:
DawnFrost Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2009
thanks =]
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:iconameixkon:
AmeixKon Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2009  Student Filmographer
Anytime!
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:iconannika235:
annika235 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2009
i have a jasper sculpture EXACTLY like that..in fact,im staring at it right now XD
this is lovely..the color palette and composition itself is wonderful.
(imma gonna stop sounding like im 40 and fave this :o )
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:icondawnfrost:
DawnFrost Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2009
rofl X] thanks so much for the comment and it might be the same sculpture, a few other people apparently have it too.
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:iconannika235:
annika235 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2009
:o my dad used to tell me it was this weird ancient figurine thingy when i was a kid XD
:lmao:
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:iconl0udm0uth:
l0udm0uth Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2009
the pic looks very peaceful and love the details
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:icondawnfrost:
DawnFrost Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2009
thanks so much =D
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:iconl0udm0uth:
l0udm0uth Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009
Your welcome :D
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:iconiowawolf:
IowaWolf Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2009
wow! amazing work!!!!!*faints*
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:icondawnfrost:
DawnFrost Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2009
lol thanks ^^
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:iconsaphiraly:
saphiraly Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This pic is georgous. I really really really love the sketch/ rough outlines on the dragon...
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:icondawnfrost:
DawnFrost Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2009
thanks so much ^^
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:iconsaphiraly:
saphiraly Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your welcome^^
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:icontorturousrequiem:
TorturousRequiem Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2009
Very freakin nice!
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:icondawnfrost:
DawnFrost Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2009
thanks =D
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:icontorturousrequiem:
TorturousRequiem Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2009
Np!
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:iconnajun:
Najun Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2009
wow very cool
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:icondawnfrost:
DawnFrost Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2009
thanks
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:iconoriginalme8:
Originalme8 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2009   Photographer
Must...sell...prints!
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:icondawnfrost:
DawnFrost Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2009
lol it is being sold as a print =]
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:iconoriginalme8:
Originalme8 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2009   Photographer
Oh...so it is. >.> I feel dumb!
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