The Dragon King is inspired from the character of Dragon Ball comics, Shen Long. He is a spiritual dragon from Chinese mythology who is the master of storms and also a bringer of rain. He is of equal significance to other creatures such as Tianlong, the celestial dragon.
The spiritual dragons are azure-scaled and govern the wind, clouds and rain, on which all agricultural life depends. Chinese people would take great care to avoid offending them, for if they grew angry or felt neglected, the result was bad weather, drought, flood or thunderstorms.
Despite that, Shen Long appears to signify a special ranking in the splendid robes and regalia of Chinese emperors. He was also five-clawed and therefore an imperial dragon.
Manual drawing had done with pen 0.03 / 0.05 / 0.1 / 0.4 + ink. Final retouch and coloring with Adobe Photoshop CS5.
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