Monday, January 23, 2012

Happy Year of the Dragon!

Atelier Interactive Acrylic on Arches hot press watercolor paper
Kung Hei Fat Choy!
Today, I planned to work on some other paintings, but I wanted to do a quick illustration in celebration of Chinese New Year. For, the year of the dragon is said to be the luckiest of them all!

I love working on wood, but I've been itching to play with a lighter, quick color technique, so I found my old Arches watercolor paper, and had some fun with this little painting.


Gung hay fat choy!

19 comments:

Christina Rodriguez said...

Love the pattern in her dress! They look quite happy together.

Claudio Cerri said...

Happy dragon year too!! Very cute illustration!!

Jennifer Noel Bower said...

Yeah for pink dragons. I love them too! I love this. Absolutely adorable.

Juana Martinez-Neal said...

So sweet! I love hug paintings! Good luck tonight and Happy and Lucky New Year!

Brooke Boynton Hughes said...

This is lovely Angela! I love the limited color palette. So pretty!

melinda beavers said...

Happy New Year, Angela, this is SO CHARMING! Makes me wish you did one for the Year of the Rabbit (my year - which maybe isn't as lucky, but potentially super-cute). ;) Sweetness!!

Ana said...

Cute dragon, looks so friendly :)
Happy New Year!

Eric Barclay said...

Wonderful!

Bella Sinclair said...

I just LOVE this! They are both adorable and soooo huggable. Happy New Year!

Di said...

Wonderful! have a great Dragon year!

erika said...

aw! what a cute pair they are :D

lil kim said...

ooh gorgeous, what a sweet dragon!

Andi Butler said...

Angela, it's beautiful and sweet!! Happy New Year to you!!

a : )

Diandra Mae said...

It is so stinkin' sweet! :D Love the cuddle, the dragon and all the little details.

Angela Matteson said...

Thank you everyone!
I'm thinking I may want to do more of these, so maybe a cute rabbit could be on the agenda, Melinda. :)
I'm also pondering if I want to see this painted on wood, or if it's more fun in this watercolor style?

Rita said...

This is so cute!! Happy Chinese New Year!!

Lisa M Griffin said...

how wonderful! love all the sweet details including the hair ornaments! thanks for sharing.

Qu Mingyue said...

I love this dragon!You know what?I'm a chinese.I've neve tought a dragon can be in pink.haha!The dragon you drew is so cute!

Qu Mingyue said...

beautiful picture!