A Japanese Dragon Painter- Amazing Tattoo Art Potential

Advanced, Experts, Featured, Ink, Painting | 17 Oct, 2012

This is an absolutely incredible example of cultural art. This was filmed by a tourist who whilst in Japan stumbled upon this small shop where an artist is at a table with a rather large rectangular sheet of paper in front of him surrounded by a large variety of artist brushes, pots of inks and a wide selection of acrylic and watercolor paints.

He begins by taking a fine rounded brush and after applying a liberal amount of black ink to it he begins to paint black flicks in quick short bursts in the top right corner to form the dragon’s head. He uses a slightly larger paint brush in a different fashion to style some quite compacted circle which after a few seconds begins to imitate the scales of the dragon.

The shape of the brush is quite unique, mainly due to the fact it has done the same style of painting for so long works beautifully to create areas of really dark intense black ink but also very transparent shades all with the same stroke which in in turn creates a very nice sense of depth. Larger brushes are used to form the thick powerful body of the dragon and this is the part that really has to be seen to be believed as the artists control with the brush is just fascinating to watch.

Considering the entire ink painting was done in 9 mins its another one of those areas of art which is just a sheer highlight of an artist’s talent and their ability to be a master of their area. I thoroughly enjoyed watching this art video and found myself becoming quickly engrossed and absorbed with his artistic abilities. What do you think?

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    1. I would say that’s a good stereotype. And it’s actually not a stereotype, it’s an internet joke. If you’re really good at something you’re level ‘Asian’ (regardless of your actual race) simply because they do some incredible things.

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    2. when people say “its because he is Asian” don’t get butt hurt because you should take so much pride in that. If i did something amazing and they said its because your Mexican id be like “hell yes! be jealous!”…… shit

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    3. Despite my other comment to him, @candygivesmestrength is probably some whiny white granola hippie who is taking offence for other social groups. Really… I doubt the Asian race is offended for being regarded as talented. In fact, they’re probably proud of it.

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    4. You seem upset. Are you an Asian taking vicarious pride in someone else’s abilities because your skin is the same color? Lol, sad. You must not have any talents of your own if this is what you cling to for your self-esteem.

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    5. I’ve told fellow artists that there were some art techniques that Photoshop was not capable of. A lot of them didn’t believe me. Just wait ’til they see this…I’ve heart the phrase “painting a dragon in one stroke” but I thought it meant the artist was really fast, I didn’t realize it was literal. But this makes perfect sense; I accidentally created very similar effects a few times when I was little. Only thing I can’t quite make sense of here is how he does it with 2-3 colors on the brush.O.o

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    6. It depends on the area and the order you dip the colors. Use the left area the be the inner part of the dragon and right area to be the outer part, dip the left area in black and right area into red. If you deep red then only you dip black, it’ll be black at first and slowly turn red, reddish black and pinky. Require lots of exp to do such perfect control amount of water and color.

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    7. that shows, you don’t understand a shit about art :Dthere are different techniques and colors, that’s the reason for time difference!Not Skill! But i love it if People just start to talk some shit about things they don’t have a clue of XD thx for amusing me !

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    8. yea of course it’s easy. it’s so easily done that nothing in this world is hard, nor impossible. it’s really easily learned too, he takes 1 hour to learn how to use his hand, then bang, the next 8min, he done a ”easy piece”. Isn’t that too easy? afterwards he starts to draw on buildings and all over the place like a spiderman, too easy man

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    9. If anyone wants to know the Kanji written beside the dragon are ?? and it means Good Luck/Fortune in japanese. It’s formed by the Kanji???which means blessing, fortune, happiness and the Kanji ??which means luck, fate =D This is such a beautiful dragon *—*

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    10. You seem to forget that experience makes the process a lot quicker. He obviously knows his way around a brush and the form of Japanese dragons. He doesn’t need to spend a lot of time since he already knows what he’s going to turn out. Every artist has their own process and speed. The important thing is the product, the process isn’t anyone else’s concern except for the person who made it.

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    11. I’m not talking about the geographical point of view, I’m talkink about the actual people who made this. It’s said “japanese”, “dragon”. Get the point?P.S. that’s some tough talk from a wuss who sits in front of a computer all day and does shit. Try telling that to my face grandma, and then will see what happens, peace.

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    12. lol, i always skipped calligraphy classes when i was young. and i kinda get it now why my grandpa would make me practice the whole morning. i got better and i see the beauty now. grandpa always had this elegant arm whenever he paint and this guy has it too.

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    13. Well, as a fellow dragon geek, let me correct you.Japanese dragons have THREE toes, Korean dragons have FOUR, Chinese have FIVE.In Japanese legend, this is because the further a dragon went, the more toes it grew. After five, it found it hard to walk. Hence they never made it to the western world.Unless, of course, you are referring to Chinese history, where the Celestial dragons had five toes, and the ‘common’ dragons had four.

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    14. Let me correct your comment. Chinese dragon has five toes because it’s based on the Wu Xing ( Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, Water). On the other hand, Japanese dragon has three toes as Japanese people thought ??????”Sky, Earth, Sea” would bring fortune and Number 3 is a lucky number. That’s why Japanese dragon has 3 toes.

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    15. He didn’t need correction. As a fellow Asian here is the legendary story:-Rolls sleeves up-In Chinese tradition, it is a fact that they have 5 toes. As they traveled abroad they lost more toes the further they went from home, therefore, that is why non of these Asian dragons ever reached the West.The Japanese tradition is similar, as the further away it traveled, the more toes it grew, so it was too painful to walk on, so they never reached the West either.-Clears throat-Thank You c’:

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    16. Awesomness level = Prussian (meaning if he were any awesomer the universe would explode, if you don’t catch my drift.) Damn! I sometimes put months of effort into my art, making sure every detail is right! The guy takes eight minutes and BOOM! you’ve got one BA dragon picture. I want one!

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    17. OH MY GOSH i am speechless at the sheer skill of this brilliant painter. I’ve tried (and evidently i need to more) but I still can’t even do a proper bone-stroke! and then I see this artist and he makes everything look so simple- I just can’t imagine how long it took him to master such beautiful work. And don’t even get me started on his caligraphy! it’s BEAUTIFUL! I have to pause it to comment because I don’t want to miss a single brush stroke! (btw i do play Okami hence da respect of the brush

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    18. ohhhhhhhh myyyyyyyy gooooddand i thought that i have a little art skills -.- but in common to this i am simply nothingHE IS JUST AMAZINGhe should make more arthe should get famous he should be richat least i wish it for him ^^man this leave me speechlesswow absolutely FANTASTIC!!!

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    19. Meh… The best part -the body- was all a simple trick of one brush- and the only part he actually drew -the head- looked like crap. Not impressed. But I draw and spend a lot of time looking at art, so maybe my standards are too high…..

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    20. (this only works if you are an iPhone, iPod, iPad, or Android user). Go to the app store and download the app called “app trailers”, when you download it, put in this bonus code “mfaraji” you should get points for it. Guys, this is real you can make real money from this app, I’m making around 50 everyday. download this app and you will thank me.

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    21. I respect your answer to not to believe in god, I don’t judge people in their believes. I do believe in god, I believe that god made the world, I believe everything that has been made was because gas gave that person the intelligence to make that item. Like Ben Franklin, I believe that god gave him the idea to try to make power

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    22. @vffbnvv you are correct. i know you were also thought it might be a fake promise. And, i really got shocked when i receive my iphone kit without any dime @ my home yesterday. you can also get it from here > bit.ly/NEPG8g?=ulbwig

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    23. Hello, reader. If you are reading this, do not stop or else. I hate people who post these kind of commets but…. Post this to 16 videos in 30 minutes and promise yourself to never listen to these kind of commets or make one up. But this one is real. If you don’t post this, a boy with no head or legs will show up in ur room at midnight kill you. Everyone will forget you. start posting. The timer will start one you finish reading this. yes I do hate these commets

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    24. Oh my Gods, I was utterly stunned when I noticed he’d done the body in pretty much one stroke. That is an EXTREMELY skilled artist! And to be on some street corner pedling his art should be a crime. I think this guy needs some Gallery time.

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    25. Ugly Japanes! SHAME ON YOU!!! Japanese abducted 200,000 women even 12yrs girls througout Asia & Caucasian women in Indonesia & raped them up to 50 times a day for yor military till end of war.You, japanese bureid them alive (to save bullets) when they became too sick to be raped.Still never say sorry and audacity saying lie about it.Japan goverment teach students a distorted historyYou, Ugly Japanese are a hateful, disgusting, shameless bunch

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    26. Ugly Japanes! SHAME ON YOU!!!Japanese abducted 200,000 women even 12yrs girls througout Asia & Caucasian women in Indonesia & raped them up to 50 times a day for yor military till end of war. You, japanese bureid them alive (to save bullets) when they became too sick to be raped.Still never say sorry and audacity saying lie about it.Japan goverment teach students a distorted historyYou, Ugly Japanese are a hateful, disgusting, shameless bunch

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    27. Ugly Japanes! SHAME ON YOU!!!Japanese abducted 200,000 women even 12yrs girls througout Asia & Caucasian women in Indonesia & raped them up to 50 times a day for yor military till end of war.You, japanese bureid them alive (to save bullets) when they became too sick to be raped. Still never say sorry and audacity saying lie about it.Japan goverment teach students a distorted historyYou, Ugly Japanese are a hateful, disgusting, shameless bunch

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    28. Ugly Japanes! SHAME ON YOU!!!Japanese abducted 200,000 women even 12yrs girls througout Asia & Caucasian women in Indonesia & raped them up to 50 times a day for yor military till end of war.You, japanese bureid them alive (to save bullets) when they became too sick to be raped.Still never say sorry and audacity saying lie about it.Japan goverment teach students a distorted historyYou, Ugly Japanese are a hateful, disgusting, shameless bunch

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    29. Ugly Japanes! SHAME ON YOU!!!Japanese abducted 200,000 women even 12yrs girls througout Asia & Caucasian women in Indonesia & raped them up to 50 times a day for yor military till end of war.You, japanese bureid them alive (to save bullets) when they became too sick to be raped.Still never say sorry and audacity saying lie about it.Japan goverment teach students a distorted history You, Ugly Japanese are a hateful, disgusting, shameless bunch

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    30. Debra,I love your website and can’t wait to see more of your work. One qusieton how did you arrive at the name River Dog Studio? I didn’t see this addressed, but I bet there are others who are also wondering.Thanks for the beauty!LeanneP.S. I really love cows too. Sometime I’ll have to tell you the story of when our family met Daisy the cow.

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    31. But it’s written up there Japanese. If he meant any asian he meant the one who’s video about. logic. and there is a big difference about these 23 countries. i love Japan and i want to protect it with my knowledge about asia. I just don’t like comments like that if they aren’t truth. I know i can’t ecuate all the world but i will always be on Japanese side. whatever..

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    32. I know there are big differences between these countries, im studying japanese but i ment that he said “Asian Dad: NOT GOOD ENOUGH!!!” he is revering to that asian people are always good in everything, its just a joke people say.You shouldnt look at it to specificly, its just a joke 🙂

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    33. i find it a joke but if anybody understand why is it like that must came from something. something like fact there are really some asian dads like that so.. you know what, actually nvm it. what for is it. and after it also comes a question why did i start it XD i had to really have bad day that day *o*

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    34. that is what I call art. Man that must of taken years to be able to just come up with a dragon like that and how the artist knows how to manipulate the paint brushes like that. Job show old man. Two thumbs not one, two, Dos, Zwei.

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    35. Amazing how he made all the scales down the belly of the dragon just by wiggling his brush as he painted it. So easy and it looks like it took forever! Also I like his paintbrush holder off to the left of the screen (you can see it once when the camera pans over there for a moment early in the video. Would love to know what kinds of inks those are. Thanks for sharing!!!

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    36. bah just give yourself some place to start like a class or some online tips for anything that interests you. i’m taking n art class at my school and it’s actually sooo easy to draw. i used to think it was so hard but yesterday i drew a chair with shading so i feel accomplished 😀 it wasn’t the greatest -_- but it looked like a chair and that’s all that matters! 😀

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    37. I speak Japanese and just looked at his website. He has gotten so many orders that it will take 5 months to get your art. He stopped his internet shopping because he was on T.V. recently and is so popular now that he can’t keep up with demand. That part sucks but he deserves it.

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    38. I’m working for a monthly magazine in London. I’ve just spend a day interviewing the UK’s ‘Hands of Genius’. His talent is on a par with this painter. Does anyone have any contact details for this artist please? I’d like to do a similar feature. Thanks

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    39. does anyone knows if the large brush he uses to pain the dragons body is a special brush and in case the name of the brush and where to buy it? I’m currently living in japan, and I’d like to buy one for my friend back home. any help is welcome!!

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    40. if there is someone who could help me translate just a couple words from english to Japanese please message me. im looking to get a phrase in Japanese as a tattoo and i would rather talk to someone who knows Japanese rather then just trusting some site. Thank You Very Much!!!!

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    41. AMAZINGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGIam sorry if this comment disturbing you. but i feel like to scream out. Coz that’s so outstanding technique

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