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Zhu Jiang Estuary Dragon  - December 2010


口龍

The Zhu Jiang or Pearl River is an extensive river system in China, so named because of the pearl coloured shells that lie at the bottom of the riversection that flows through the city of Guangzhou.

It is the second largest (In volume) in China and the Estury of this river is regularly dredged to keep it open to ocean vessels, sadly it is also one of the most polluted rivers in the world. 


Medium:Watercolour and biro on drawing paper
Size:A3

Apart of “The Four Dragons” series:
Estuary Dragon by TheFlyingViperSteampunk Dragon by TheFlyingViperColossus Dragon by TheFlyingViperRiver Dragon by TheFlyingViper

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:iconpdevinney:
pdevinney Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2016
Fantastic work, stunning.
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:iconflyingviperart:
FlyingViperArt Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2016  Professional General Artist
^.^ Thank you so much xx
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zombieater Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015
Awww, that´s sad.
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:icontiamatus:
Tiamatus Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015
This is fantastic!
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:iconflyingviperart:
FlyingViperArt Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015  Professional General Artist
:D 
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Triplightly Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
I tired to buy this yesterday, but DA cancelled my order and said it was because I couldn't buy this. When I checked again, your piece was no longer available. Do you know why? I just wanted a sample of your artwork and this was my favorite. DA is beyond annoying sometimes because they never tell you why an order is canceled and I have to track it down on my own. The customer service kinda sucks. Anyway, your work is beautiful and I hope you make this one available again sometime. I only get the photo sizes, but I still love my little collection.
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:iconflyingviperart:
FlyingViperArt Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thankyou for taking an interest in my work :3 I will try to sort it out if I can by tomorrow, if you still can't buy it, just note me and I will print it for you myself. :3
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:iconthelarii:
TheLarii Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
[link]

You know that somebody played thief?
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:iconflyingviperart:
FlyingViperArt Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Professional General Artist
It said link not found?
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:iconthelarii:
TheLarii Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Haha, he delated it xD
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SacredJourneyDesigns Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
I must agree with a previous poster. I like the boats on his head. It adds a unique touch.
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:iconfuzzballfern:
fuzzballfern Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012   General Artist
I was already impressed as I started looking through your gallery but this just blew me away! I now HAVE to see the rest of those folders! (be prepared for fav spam)
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:iconflyingviperart:
FlyingViperArt Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Professional General Artist
lol I'm glad you like it :)
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:iconchili123:
CHILI123 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011   Traditional Artist
I love how there's boats on the dragon, it gives the viewers an idea of how large the animal would be in person!
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:iconalyth3cat:
alyth3cat Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011
He seems so angry and yet... defeated at the same time. His pale color and all of the debris. It's depressing.
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:iconwerewolfsfan:
werewolfsfan Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011
This one makes me sad. What we selfish humans are doing to the unknowing creatures is horrifying. Thanks for the reminder.

And thanks to for expanding the scope of my favorite group. I like the fact that artists can share books whose language I don't share through art.
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:iconflyingviperart:
FlyingViperArt Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011  Professional General Artist
There is an american version of "The Jade Emperor and The Four Dragons" :3, but it's not quite true to the original story :/
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Emilya282 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
If I may ask, what is it called?
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:iconflyingviperart:
FlyingViperArt Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
Wht's wht called sorry?
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:iconwerewolfsfan:
werewolfsfan Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011
Oh! Thanks for letting me know.
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:iconmehreenfreed:
MehreenFreed Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You do realize that this is just a m a z i n g. I can't imagine the effort that you put in every image of yours. Well done!
:star::star::star:
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:iconnightpark:
Nightpark Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011  Hobbyist
That's a genuinely beautiful series, I admire your skill with watercolours and the effort you put into details. Great work! :)
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:iconflyingviperart:
FlyingViperArt Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thankyou kindly :)
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:iconj-o-p:
J-O-P Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011
Wow, I love it! *¬*
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:icondraconian1305:
Draconian1305 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011
masterpiece?
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:iconscottman2th:
ScottMan2th Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
caught between the ways of changing...and of those left far behind...breathing in the dreams of poison left by those who have since forgotten...with eyes now dimmed to the sun and moon...memories cry and are not heard... for his tattered wings now fail to frighten, even the gentlest of breeze...
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:iconflyingviperart:
FlyingViperArt Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Professional General Artist
I'm so glad that came accross :3
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:iconscottman2th:
ScottMan2th Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
will you be putting your dragons (and those who study them)in a book at some point?
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:iconflyingviperart:
FlyingViperArt Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Professional General Artist
Oh I hope so, maybie some day? :3
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:iconscottman2th:
ScottMan2th Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
would you have maps of these places? would the book be in the form of a field journal? or at least have pages from various "recovered" field journals left in the care of friends trusted or Dragon Preservation Society?
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:iconflyingviperart:
FlyingViperArt Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Professional General Artist
lol that would be so ausome XP You got me thinking now
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:iconscottman2th:
ScottMan2th Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
(grin) you're welcome...
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:iconcpsketching:
CPsketching Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Incredible work! :clap: You're a great inspiration. :D
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:iconchonunhwa:
Chonunhwa Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
You've have a wonderful talent !
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:iconrice-claire:
rice-claire Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011  Student Digital Artist
omg! :wow: It's beautiful!!! *tear*
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:iconfullma:
FullMA Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011
Wow, the detail and colors are amazing! Dazzled, and blown away here! :)
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:iconapdrakaan:
ApDrakaan Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011
He is lovely, the boats are a great addition!
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:iconrachaelm5:
rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lovely, subtle colors, as always.
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:iconcromoedge:
Cromoedge Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
great work!!!
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:iconcolebiz:
colebiz Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011
Great work!Love dragons
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:iconwaywardgypsy:
WaywardGypsy Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
a beautiful work... the torn wings are my favorite details : )

I can't decide whether I like this one or the river dragon better...
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:iconjessicarohr:
JessicaRohr Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011   Traditional Artist
Beautiful work, and the stories that go with the series make it even better. :)
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:iconwings-unfurled:
Wings-Unfurled Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I like how the sail boats created the head crest, really creative :)
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:iconxne-rdx:
xNe-Rdx Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
As always, this dragon is amazing! I can see the struggle and determination. It's so sad and yet, so beautiful. Amazing work!!

Everything about it is just...Love. I mean, even his SCALES are tattered! This is just too good. I love it
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wertyh Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011
its cool how the ships slowly in turn into scale. great work!
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That-Random--Artist Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow I like the colors! :faint:
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KingTeronos Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011
O.o oh wow, the detail and how you were able to make it look like it could actually exsist in the real world. The chinese ships are add an awesome effect and show how big this dragon is. i love it
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:iconflyingviperart:
FlyingViperArt Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thankyou :)
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:iconkingteronos:
KingTeronos Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011
your very welcome :D the whole peice is so... inspired. the shading of every scale and the look over all. I cannot find anything wrong with this peice
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:iconthe-night-owl:
The-Night-Owl Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
That's really awesome! 8D
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