This dragon is the final progression I've been working towards, with my Asian flame motif. I'm really happy with it.
It was made as a very special gift for someone who inspired me. I tried to thank him once with words. He is so intrinsically Japanese that he brushed it off..."No, no. I'm just an ordinary person"
Maybe the truth is, no one is ordinary. Maybe the truth is, we all have it inside us to be better than we think we are, and to inspire. Even if it's by competing in an obstacle course, or making something beautiful, or making a new friend, or being a good mother, or reaching out in little ways that make the world a kinder place for someone...even just for a minute. You never know when you're being extraordinary.
I hope when he sees this dragon, he'll understand that.