A Japanese boy studies an ancient scroll under a curious tree bursting with pink spring cherry blossoms, which appears to be actually a slumbering Eastern Dragon.
Artist's Notes: Dragon Blossom is an image inspired by both the beautiful spring blossoms in Virginia and the recent trip I took to San Francisco, where I attended the Cherry Blossom festival in Japantown.
It started with the idea of a little boy curled up reading in a blossoming cherry tree, only the tree is really a dragon and his reading material is an ancient scroll. Perhaps the dragon is somehow imprisoned as a tree and the boy keeps him company by reading to him?
I made up the "language" on the scroll, as I did not want to embarrass myself with a nonsensical cut and paste job of any real language.
(cherry blossoms, boy, Japanese, dragon, spring, scroll, kimono, mount fuji, magic, reading, art, prints, illustration, fantasy, children's)