About the design:
I recently thought that it would be fun to design an Asian style dragon, which have a more beneficent reputation that do dragons of more European mythologies. Asian dragons typically are long serpentine creatures with no wings & four clawed feet. They are often depicted with antlers and/or long slender whiskers. They are often associated with water. It seemed ideal to make such a dragon into one of the ‘Gemstone’ styles, and to use jade as the gem. This fellow also has inlaid designs along his sides in the written Kanji. From front to back, these mean ‘Fire’, ‘Water’, ‘Earth’, and ‘Air’.
Jade comes in two varieties of silicate, the calcium and magnesium rich, hard nephrite, and the sodium and aluminum rich softer jadeite. Jade comes in a variety of colors, the most familiar of which is a blue-grey green.
Released in 2010