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Yin Yang Guardian by Ironshod Yin Yang Guardian by Ironshod
This is a new design style image I have painted called "Yin Yang Guardian", based around an oriental style dragon and the Yin Yang symbol.

Many thanks to Angel Shi for providing the Chinese translation and suggesting what text to use. Chinese characters look great and the meaning is really interesting. The ones uses here are the first sentence of a poem in the first chapter of Book of Changes(YI JING). This is a historical book considered as a foundation for all the Chinese fortune telling and FengSui. The sentences mean "Yinyang generates Taiqi". Yin and Yang are the black and white, live and death, fire and water etc, basically two opposite sides of everything. Taiqi, is the round black and white logo, and here represents everything.
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roxazza Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome
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WintersEdge7 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013
Love the dragon love the yin yang beautiful
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AVAdesign Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Beautifully portrayed and poetically illustrated!! Two thumbs up! :meditate:
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CarlottaStudios Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Student Writer
Wow! This is amazing!
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zecketo Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Hobbyist
WoW im pritty surpised
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Frinen Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Student Writer
looks like the yin and yang symbol is his. love it
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Ayaharu Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
This is sooooo cool! It's amazing!😃😄
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SarJe Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Wow, I bought this at a poster event at my school! Love it!
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AncientEchidna Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I Love how you drew this. =D
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daxusx Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
wowwwwwwwwwwww this is amazing!!
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infamousmaster Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
awsome use of the yin and yang symbol
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Asagi-K-Kurosaki Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Professional Writer
Oooh lovely :love:
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Charlie365 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
Simply amazing!
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JDLuvaSQEE Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous!!!!!!
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DarkAngel343 Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very nice
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ADFTlove Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012   Traditional Artist
omg that is amazing
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Lyrak Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Gah someone who learned the real name of the symbol! <3

I feel like this needs to be a poster. Just seems like it would come together very well hanging in a poster frame.

Dang DA news articles getting me hooked on another artist. LOL
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orangeluigi Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012
Love the ying yang !
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BurningLizard Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012
Nice how you separated the dragon from the ball by off setting the curves. I think most would have just used the shape of the dragon to define the yin/yang curves which would have flattened the image. I like how your Images Pop.
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vasbronx Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011
cool! i would tattoo this one...
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luna-furry Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011
this is cool
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racquelsgrandma Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011
Your dragon collection is very cool.

Julie
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Rodgeclub Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011
I really admire of your drawing that has Asian style. Thank you.
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Rose-B Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It's nice to see someone doing their homework before adding random Chinese characters and such. I hate when people use symbols without knowing their meaning. Great job on this. <3
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LozzLovesHorses Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh soooooooooooooooooo CUTE!!!!! :D
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Shubham-21 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011
Awesome pic...!

Used it here...!
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ninjakitty1995 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
thats the best i have ever soon a doodle of a dragon =@_@=GREAT JOB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!totally going in my faves
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YukiHiei Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011
I love your work and i buy a product today with this picture !
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ChojinRyu750 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
that is one of the greatest picture of yin yang I've seen :)

Yin Yang is my favorite symbol along with the chinese dragon.
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MangaGirlz Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011
you have an amazin talent I love all of your pictures
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Sarafan206 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011  Student General Artist
ooohh...
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IntraCoastAngel Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Breath taking!!
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tnavarro2706 Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
gran trabajo ..q programa usas...suerte ..
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tnavarro2706 Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
gran trabajo ...me gustarķa saber q programa usas..
la naturaleza humana ..el bien y el mal..
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TameYetWild14 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011
woah tis i sooo breathtaking sooo beautiful
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ladydragus Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011
a lovely new image anne.. i love all of your work this one is prefect
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ShiroYang Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011
w-wowie z-zowie t-this is p-pretty!
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darkstarbutterfly Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Student General Artist
i love this! it would make one awesome tattoo without the background :headbang:
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deadwoodman Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011
Great work man......... love it..
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bishop2z3z Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011
Genius - good colors and composition - very strong imagery
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sigfrido1984 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011
nice work
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Bamanga Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
WOW
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warriorcats17 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010
wow. thats really amazing. i like how the dragon curves along the yin-yang line. beautiful (:
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Onyx-Starchild Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010
Powerful image.
And I know it would kill me to try drawing so many perfect scales...
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ProDragon Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010
very nice
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snakegypsy Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010
I love it
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Assombrissement Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010   Writer
perfect )
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MrE380 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010  Student Filmographer
it takes a lot of skills to paint something like that
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Malusdraco Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow
this is beautiful
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chikabow Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010
awesome
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