The Year of the Dragon is one of the 12 animals of the Chinese Zodiac, and is holding the Chinese symbol for Dragon.

Dragon people are said to be self-assured, passionate, and ambitious. You are probably a Dragon if you were born in 2000, 1988, 1976, 1964, 1952, 1940, or 1928, but double-check the exact dates if your birthday is in mid-January to mid-February because the Lunar New Year is on a different date each year. Wikipedia’s Chinese Zodiac page is a good starting point for more information about all of the signs and their meanings.

The Year of the Dragon was drawn with a Pitt Brush pen and Pigma Microns on 100lb smooth finish bristol board, 11×14 inches, and then colored digitally. Copyright 2009 Stephanie Smith, contact me for re-use and customization!

Also available as a card that says ‘Year of the Dragon’ or without the text, and a T-shirt

Part of the Chinese Zodiac Calendar

Also available on a variety of other gift items in my Zazzle shop — new items weekly!

And even more gifts in my CafePress shop

See the rest of the work in the: Chinese Zodiac series

Other variations:
Ink Drawing
White Background
Gold Background


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Stephanie Smith is an illustrator and graphic designer who loves to draw.

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  • Patricia Anne McCarty-Tamayo
    Patricia Anne ...over 4 years ago

  • Thank you, Patricia!

    – Stephanie Smith

  • georgiegirl
    georgiegirlover 4 years ago

    This is such a gorgeous dragon! Looks incredible on the beautiful background you gave him.

  • Thanks georgiegirl! I’m having fun with these backgrounds… getting the rest of the set online as quickly as I can!

    – Stephanie Smith

  • tinnieopener
    tinnieopenerover 4 years ago

    Excellent work Stephanie:o)

  • Thank you!

    – Stephanie Smith

  • Hagen
    Hagenabout 4 years ago

    Nice work

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