“Ryujin” by Alex Pribnow.
Artist Comments: “Ryo-Wo, the Japanese god of the sea, or the “Dragon King”. He is also known as Ryujin or Rinjin (traditionally he is said to appear human in form, wearing a serpent crown). He dwells in a palace of crystal and coral, and possesses jewels that control the tides. People who fell into the sea were sometimes believed to have become denizens of Ryo-Wo’s kingdom.
The dragon-folk of Japanese myth are said to be adept shape-shifters, hence Ryu-Wo’s appearance as traditional 3-toed Japanese dragon here.
The Japanese text here is the kanji for “dragon”, and the red chop is my surname in Japanese.
Made on pencil and card.”