The Fucanglong is the Chinese dragon of “hidden treasure” . He waits deep in the earth guarding his hordes of jewels or rare mineral deposits. Generally the only time he is seen is if you were to be hunting for said treasures deep in the bowels of the earth (I like to think it a chinese version of your shortcut through moria), or when he is called upon to report to the gods at which point he busts from the ground skyward causing a volcano to form.
I don’t have a ton of Fucanglong specific characteristics, so I’m just going to give you some generic Chinese Dragon info and you can work from there. Chinese Dragons or “Longs” have long serpentine bodies, legs like a lizards and talons like an eagle. It’s head is usually somewhat delicate with long trailing whiskers and usually horns or some sort. While they are almost always wingless, they have the ability to fly on the winds or any number of elemental magical currents that may be flowing at the time.
Our judge this week is going to be Lisa Sipe, fine artist, designer, cultural observer and blogger at cultureseen.com where there’s even supposed to be an interview regarding Mythical Beast Wars with yours truly this week. So check out her site, see what she’s about and lets see some serious pandering this week!
Judges Commentary Whoa! I couldn't resist this one for it's humor - and all of the characters have great energy. Submitted by GeorgeGabe!
My lord it took you guys long enough! Nicely played and might i add a very nice curlyqued catfishy dragon! though as always I'm sidetracked and am incredibly entertained by the wee little birds and old woman's cane.
Judges Commentary I totally dig the whacky perspective, color and mischievous cat with a crazy tail. I looked at this one over and over because I couldn't figure out if a tree was growing out of the cat's butt and the sideways running bunny was just trippy. Submitted by Colette
So I have an almost perfect record of interpreting this artists work incorrectly so they've started coming with explanations. Moral of this story is Dragons don't like rodents in their treasure holes! Those dragon feet and that cat are both amazing.
Judges Commentary Cool with drool! Who knows how long this Fucanglong is but man, it's fierce! Submitted by Greg S.
Man I love the hard edge of light that only a cartoon flashlight can provide! Big fan of the single substance thought bubble. And i like there's at least someone else in the world that can't draw treasure without including a crown or two!
Yeah right, like you're going to be able to burst forth from the ground just on "elemental magical currents". Ha! starting this week of with a... well with a giant dragon launching fart! And oh such squiggly wee little arms!
I don't even know if he needed the "free dragon rides" on the shirt, there's something about the whole shirt no pants combo that just sorta says it for ya. And where is that wind blowing his whiskers from, isn't he underground?
Am I the only one that thinks this looks like it could be a delicious dessert? I mean fiery volcano or deliciously moist berry sauced cake? And that's a pretty cute little snoot on that guy.
Haha, I'm calling the chopsticks and headband are borderline racist, but they're pretty damn funny... And I'm impressed with this guy's finger strength, that's a lot of dragon to hold up on just two little claws without so much as a quiver!
There's a very warm glow to this one, and such an impetuous look on our Mushuesque Fucanglong as he rockets heavenward. I mean you have to assume a dragon is just sorta built for those kinda Gs right?
Who needs to fly. I've got running shoes. I'm not entirely convinced that this lil guy isn't Crash Bandicoot under all that beautiful mosaic scale work! And I'm interested in this front leg running technique
Ha! I'd say that face is starting to look a little familiar but really I see no harm in a little personification of a beast and he is mighty handsome. Plus he's drawn with the little pearl of good fortune so you know its well intentioned!
Ha! I'm pretty sure I'm missing the full meaning here but angry, funny-handed, swearing, flying Jesus makes me pretty happy and it's pretty apparent that at least one particular Fucanglong has the opposite effect on our little carpenter.
I rotated this guy 90 degrees from how i got him just cause it had my brain confused, mostly cause I can't imagine that pearl in his hand being anything other than a stemless glass of wine and if he was on his back it would spill...
Yes! to quote an entry up above "that's Fucanglong!" And such sweet assed stubby toad arms. I kinda sorta want to turn this one into a kids place mat style maze... but i suppose that begs the question what end do you go in?
And hello kitty... i think my favorite part is how far apart her eyes are and how close set they are on the Fucanglong suit, and it's interesting how loose the lines are on the character yet so tightly wound about the treasure.
This one could almost be a motivational poster "strive for greatness" or something And i kind of love that it's the amount or remaining paper that determines the slant of the tail
Ha! that's kinda brilliant! my biggest problem is there's not a real hint of good Fucanglong or bad Fucanglong... I mean the mussed up collar leans bad but what if he's harrison ford style good? And good dead eyes!
At first I was like ha how silly, but there's something kinda regal about it at the same time, and if those really are the elephant/My Little Pony style legs I think they are, I kinda love em.
This Fucanglong has a serious problem with gaming and hoarding. Ha! that's the fun thing about hoarding, one Fucanglong's trash is another Fucanglong's... Anyways I kind of love the play of cut crayoned paper on photo!
Hey mr Fucanglong, what you up to? Oh really just hanging out in a volcanic wasteland shaking diamonds out of your butt? well that seems kinda fun ; ) I like that this guy's got a kind of genie smoke feel to him and good double whiskers!