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'Chang Lung' 2014

This image is part of a series of magical creature illustrations I created in 2014.

Chang Lung was a magistrate of Chung Tsung in the 7th century. He practiced meditation at the local temple with such dedication that he began to metamorphose into a dragon protector.

His long absences caused his son to worry, so he followed his father and discovered his secret. Chang Lung admitted to being challenged by another dragon and needing the help of his sons. His sons helped him defeat the other dragon with their bows and arrows. From then Chang Lung stayed as a dragon, protecting the temple and his community.

Digital image created in Photoshop.