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The East and the West by artstain The East and the West by artstain
The Eastern Dragon named Shenron or Long and the Western Dragon named Draco.

Eastern dragons are legendary creatures in Chinese mythology and folklore, with mythic counterparts among Japanese, Korean, and Vietnamese dragons. In Chinese art, dragons are typically portrayed as long, scaled, serpentine creatures with four legs. In contrast to European dragons that are considered evil, Chinese dragons traditionally symbolize potent and auspicious powers, particularly control over water, rainfall, and floods. In yin and yang terminology, a dragon is yang (male) and complements a yin (female) fenghuang "Chinese phoenix".

In Western folklore, dragons are usually portrayed as evil, with the exceptions mainly appearing in modern fiction. In the modern period the dragon is typically depicted as a huge fire-breathing, scaly and horned dinosaur-like creature, with leathery wings, with four legs and a long muscular tail. It is sometimes shown with feathered wings, crests, fiery manes, and various exotic colorations. Iconically it has at last combined the Chinese dragon with the western one.
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ScarsAndStories Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
do eastern dragons not have wings? can they not fly?
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artstain Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
you had the right point, they haven't had wings.... but the strange thing is they can swim on air just like illustrated or shown on any chinese movies.
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ScarsAndStories Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
okay i was just like trying to figure it out haha
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ZeitgeistDragon Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012   Traditional Artist
They fly via magic.:)
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artstain Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
But you observe it very well :D hehe
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OriensPhoenix Featured By Owner May 9, 2011
Love it :love:
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zangetsu-king Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010
I won't say which is my favorite but if you get this reference you can guess.

Come on out! Shenron!
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artstain Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
:D hahaha! you're smart to think of it, yes he's almost look like shenron specially the pose.
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Draconian1305 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010
faved this.
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artstain Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :thanks:
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