societyofskullserpentdagger claw studies at the shop 4d

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societyofskullserpentdagger the smoke dragon in the same pose as one of the nine dragon sons on the wall of nine dragons. a tribute to kowloon which translates to "nine dragons". but four toes not five. i also left out the pearl of wisdom. its coo. charcoal on a2.

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1w

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societyofskullserpentdagger drawing of the day. playin with dragon concepts. here i gave it big tusks like an elephant. i like that nose style. i think ima stick with that. its more of a chinese style with flowy hair. japanese ones got spikey hair. something bout this flowy long hair shit makes it feel all old and wise. hmmm.. ima leave this one alone.
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2w

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societyofskullserpentdagger the fung wong hand with chinese ruyi style wish granting clouds and plum blossoms. the royal bird of the east. the symbol of the empress. not to be mistaken for the firebird phoenix thats related to all that reincarnation rebirth bullshit.
tattooed on an authentic @apoundofflesh silicone hand. i understand that there are knock offs out there, be sure to support the original.
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2w

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societyofskullserpentdagger this electric blue dragon came in to hang out with us at the shop! man the camera dont capture how beautiful that electric blue looks like in person. its ridiculous.
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3w

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societyofskullserpentdagger look at the contact point and core. damn 1mon

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societyofskullserpentdagger a hundred years old. still workin 1mon

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societyofskullserpentdagger i wish i tattooed more dragons on people. its a dragon designing kinda day on my side. over here i designed the horns more reminiscent of a ..crown or samurai helmet. used more teeth and made the wisdom took look more like a mini tusk. its mane here is more like spikes. i still maintained the jowl layer and jawline layer of spikes. i used a more sloped skull rather than the traditional way of drawing a small mountain. u know how a fighting fish (beta) flares its gills when its bout to tear some shit up? i kinda was trying to build that same look with the spikes. u see how its flared out? yeah. with the claws i was kinda makin it look like its commanding the flames. haha. well ok ill do something else. im supposed to be designing a fuckin tiger. but i suck at tigers.
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2mon

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societyofskullserpentdagger bull and rose 2mon

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societyofskullserpentdagger i had this idea in my head and had to get it on paper real fast. 2mon

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societyofskullserpentdagger "We had encountered a fearsome beast the likes of which had never been seen before, with skin like plate armor, and horns growing out of its face. The size of ten men! It came charging at us with thunderous steps that shook the ground"

Before photography, the ancients went on journies and came back with grand fantastical stories. Each telling their own depiction of what was witnessed leaving their audience only their imaginations to envision what was being described to them. As artists recreated these creatures by pure speculation, they took liberties and stylized these fantasy creatures. Creating legendary creatures of lore. This sketch is of a rhino as if it were described to me in that same sense. I love stylizing images. Looks like a dragon. Ok now imagine if i had just drew a fuckin rhino from a photograph that i googled. How boring is that? What is art? Reproducing shit to the t? I dont like feeling like a human copying machine. I mean im not knockin reproductionists. Keep on copyin shit u do yall thing but i admire and respect artists who have the ability to use their imagination. The ability to bend logic at will and envision a grander route to portray a visual story! Its so much harder being a conceptual artist. It takes so much more time creating something that didnt exist before. True inspiration. Now isnt that what is at the heart of a true artist? Imagination? U can be technical, thats cool but if u arent creative then what are u really worth as an artist?
When i see work, i want to be moved. I want to be stunned not by technical prowess, but by how thought provoking it is.
So u guys go out there, dont rely toooo much on references and fire up your imagination and go to town! Its fun, i promise

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2mon

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societyofskullserpentdagger Sup instagram! Its another hannya for yall. Drawin at the shop with the homie 2mon

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societyofskullserpentdagger Client wanted a girl with roses. 2mon

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societyofskullserpentdagger The message couldnt have been any clearer. Fuck fame, focus on art, fuck your ego 3mon

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