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Everybody knows what a dragon is:. It’s an enormous, fierce, bloodthirsty creature appearing in fairy tales and legends with brave knights who are always challenging him. The dragon is a legendary beast in the folklore of many European and Asian cultures.

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Everybody knows

what a dragon is:

  • It’s an enormous, fierce, bloodthirsty creature appearing in fairy tales and legends with brave knights who are always challenging him.
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The dragon is a legendary beast in the folklore of many European and Asian cultures

Legends describe dragons as large, lizard-like creatures that breathe fire and have a long, scaly tail.

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In Europe, dragons are traditionally portrayed as ferocious beasts that represent the evils fought by human beings.
but in asia especially in china and japan
But in Asia, especially in China and Japan,

the animals are generally considered friendly creatures that ensure good luck and wealth.

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According to some medieval legends,

  • dragons lived in wild, remote regions of the world. The dragons guarded treasures in their dens, and a person who killed one supposedly gained its wealth.
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In China, the traditional New Year\'s Day parade includes a group of people who wind through the street wearing a large dragon costume. The dragon\'s image, according to an ancient Chinese belief, prevents evil spirits from spoiling the new year.
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Another traditional Chinese belief is that certain dragons have the power to control the rainfall needed for each year\'s harvest.
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However the dragon is something else. He is admirable, intelligent and educated creature, who leads a most interesting life.
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He has some fascinating characteristics in addition to those occasional glimpses we are given through fairy tail and legends.
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No other creature has appeared in such a rich variety of forms. It is as though there was once a whole family of different dragon species that really existed, before they mysteriously became extinct.
objective
Objective
  • Create visual texture using pen and ink
  • Visual texture is the way a surface looks like it might feel.
assignment
ASSIGNMENT
  • Create a dragon from your imagination. Use pen and ink to add visual textures and detailsNext Activity: Create visual texture using scratch board (negative image)
grading criteria
GRADING CRITERIA

Creativityvisual texture craftsmanship

chinese calendar
Chinese Calendar

Horse- 1990RamMonkeyRoosterDogPig - 1995

Rat - 1984OxTigerRabbitDragon - 2000Snake

Note:Dragon (Chinese Year of the Dragon-2000/yr. 4698, Feb 5 and 6)

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