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A pun-based piece that plays around with the idea of a Komodo dragon, wearing a traditional kimono.

In this piece, I embraced some traditional Japanese iconography, and fused it together with the idea of a Komodo dragon. This project created numerous obstacles along the way and was a true pain to bring to completion. One of my favorite and least favorite parts of the image was working with the creature’s scales. Overall, I’m content with the outcome of the piece…it may not have been worth the amount of time and effort put forth for it, but I’ve never seen a dragon wearing a kimono so I’ll take that as a win.

This portfolio features various stages of this project’s development. Listed below are some supplementary details.

  • Final printed version of the image. 9-Color Silkscreen Print.
  • Initial concept sketch
  • Original sketch of dragon’s head and scales
  • Refined sketch of scale work
  • Original sketch of scale work for hands
  • A single color layer for face scales (1 of 5)
  • A single color layer for hand scales (1 of 5)
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  • Layer 1 (detail)
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  • Layer 5
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