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The black and white original for this was a commissioned piece for a private client. fav.me/d23fmq This version is because I am prepping for two very different shows in the next 2 months, and needed another "fantasy" piece for one of them. When this piece is finished I will be retiring the black and white version from my deviantART prints. This may take its place if there is any interest in it.

Update: There have been changes made with many more to come. This one is going to take awhile.

Update 2: This is to answer an anatomy issue that was brought to my attention. The concept is that the avatars are moving counterclockwise over a spherical surface surrounding the symbols. I hope this helps.

Update 3: Hind legs to shade, fur to do, then interminable scaling...........also I wanted to get the last update out of the gallery.

Update 4: An axiom for art: Applying scales to a dragon does take forever.............................

Update 5: Yes, I have been working on this, around everything else. There is a maquette involved.
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:iconliamsharp:
LiamSharp Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Professional Artist
This is stunning! Love it!
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keight Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014
Thank you very much. I very nearly lost this one forever last fall when a subcontractor triggered a computer crash which caused my RAID array to erase itself. Apparently he didn't believe that I owned my own business; until he saw my license after he fried my system.
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LiamSharp Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Professional Artist
Ouch!
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:iconkeight:
keight Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014
Yeah; he's not allowed to come back to complete the hardwood floor refinishing job.
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:iconliamsharp:
LiamSharp Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Professional Artist
No surprise there!!!! :-)
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:iconkeight:
keight Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014
Did I mention that he no longer works for the company that sent him on our job?
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:iconliamsharp:
LiamSharp Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Professional Artist
I imagine he didn't last very long with them... Nightmare.
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:iconj0rosa:
j0rosa Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
you know i love your work, Kath, and this is very traditional Asian :heart:
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:iconkeight:
keight Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
Thank you so much. That is the feeling I am aiming for in this. :glomp:
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:iconwaterpower26:
waterpower26 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
Yin & Yang.
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:iconkeight:
keight Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
Precisely. Opposites in balance.
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:iconwaterpower26:
waterpower26 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
And also the eight diagrams represents the elements of feng shui and the Chinese martial art of Baguazhang.
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keight Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
:D As I told Egil, "Yes, the client was a martial arts instructor at the time, and was very particular about the character placement."
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waterpower26 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
Wow thats cool.
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egilpaulsen Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Student General Artist
nicely rendered. How did you come up with the I Ching combination? Is it from the client?
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keight Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
Thank you very much. Yes, the client was a martial arts instructor at the time, and was very particular about the character placement.
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SRaffa Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
Elegantly rendered and nicely balanced; gorgeous!
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:iconkeight:
keight Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
Thank you very much, Sam. The scales have reached the dragon's hips, on my comp, and there is tired rejoicing. It amazes me just how much math is involved with this piece. :D
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pearwood Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
oooOOOoooh. I especially like the dragon.
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:iconkeight:
keight Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
Thank you muchly, Steve. This is my current "when I don't have time to work on the canvas" piece.
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:iconj0rosa:
j0rosa Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
awesome work, Kath and congrats! :wohoo:
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:iconkeight:
keight Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
Thank you very much.
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:iconj0rosa:
j0rosa Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
looking good, Kath :thumbsup:
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:iconkeight:
keight Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
Thanks, Jas. Just very busy lately.
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47ness Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Looking good...! I bet you could make the dragon's scales more obvious by darkening the seams.
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keight Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
Thank you. Its scutes? More detailing to go there...........it's a looooong tail......
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:iconj0rosa:
j0rosa Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
wow, looking fav! :excited:
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:iconkeight:
keight Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012
Thank you very much, my dear.
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:iconhorai:
horai Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012
Looking very cool. I love the symbolism in eastern art.
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:iconkeight:
keight Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012
Thank you very much.
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:iconwaterpower26:
waterpower26 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012
Ying yang, tiger dragon.
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:iconkeight:
keight Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012
Precisely. :D
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:iconsteeldolphin:
steeldolphin Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks great!
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:iconkeight:
keight Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
Thanks, Chris.
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DuncanJBerry Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice.
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keight Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
Thank you.
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foureyes Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
:wow:...................:heart: :love: :heart: Wonderful !!!!!!!! :happybounce:
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keight Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
Good morning, Texas!! :D I am delighted you like this one. :happybounce: Have a great day.
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:iconj0rosa:
j0rosa Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
wow, so feng-shui, love it! :woohoo:
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keight Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
Thank you so much Jas. I always worry I've got it wrong, or I am being unintentionally rude, when I do something like this that I haven't grown up knowing all about. :glomp:
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j0rosa Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I think, we can do whatever we want when it comes to zodiac signs, as long as it's done appropriately :hug:
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:iconkeight:
keight Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
I had the song "Puttin' on the Ritz", from an old Fred Astaire movie, running through my head when I read your post and my first thought was, "Shucks, no top hats, white ties, and tap shoes." I think I'm tired.:(

Seriously, though, handling any subject appropriately is always very important.
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j0rosa Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
hehe, well we have too
One of my artwork was even removed here as being copied from another source without permission, even though added my own work :sadangel:
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:iconkeight:
keight Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012
Oh, dear. :(
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