Monday, 16 January 2012

2012 Year of the Dragon

Happy New Year everyone, twice! We are already well into January so you would have to be particularly hung over to have not noticed the first new year, but there is a second celebration, on the 23rd of January Chinese New Year begins and 2012 is the Year of the Dragon...

I don't really need an excuse to draw dragons, they seem to pop up fairly frequently here as it is, but nevertheless I have taken the opportunity to mark the transition and welcome this New Year with an appropriate illustration. 2011 was the year of the Rabbit, and there are a few rabbits in this illustration making their exit on a little boat to the bottom left along the river, while the colossal red Dragon takes centre stage for 2012.

The Year of the Dragon runs from 23rd January 2012 through to 9th February 2013...

Bring on the Dragon...


Chinese New Year links -

Chinese New Year on Wikipedia
- Everyone's favourite web based encyclopaedia

Chinese New Year recipes on Rasamalaysian - A truly delicious website