I decided to revisit a few of my OC's recently. Here's my lovely Kuroi Ryuu (black dragon), otherwise known as Kuroi Kumo (black cloud). His original name 'Kuroi Kumo" comes from the fact that he is supposed to be something of a Kami; he's the storm spirit. His second name "Kuroi Ryuu" came into play when he became possessed by a demonic spirit (the dragon in the background). His story features the struggle between his original nature as a benevolent spirit and the demonic spirit that has taken hold of him. His tattoos are meant to be talismen which keep him under the demon's control and the orb around his neck is the source of the demon's power. His costume and character are supposed to be something of an East meets West fusion with inspiration drawn from men's kitsuke and samurai armour. The use of the European dragon is also a more culturally appropriate representation of a demonic spirit than an Asian dragon would be.
Media: Technical Pen and Photoshop for some colour
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