Author: Scott Moore
Title: Kimono Dragon
Edition size: Open Edition
I'm not sure what inspired this. I was working on dragons at time, which have a prominent place in both Japanese and Chinese folklore. I did numerous sketches of women with dragon tattoos, but somehow felt the results were trite, and the idea had been overworked in art already.
I was looking for sexy, but not sex. I wanted something that was provocative and powerful and yet rounded, without the sci-fi, dungeons and dragons sort of look that normally accompanies this kind of theme. The result here is what I came up with, and I named it Kimono Dragon, which is meant to remind the viewer phonetically of the "komodo dragon".