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Shenlong The Dragon

Shenlong The Dragon Minecraft Skin

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This Skin is in the Mythological Creature Skin Contest which is now Complete!
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avatar Lycandar
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Level 61 : High Grandmaster Mage
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Shenlong, also Shen-lung, (simplified Chinese: ç¥ é¾ ; traditional Chinese: ç¥ é¾ ; pinyin: shén lóng, literally "spirit dragon", Japanese: ç¥ ç« ShinryÅ«) is a spiritual dragon from Chinese mythology who is the master of storms and also a bringer of rain. He is of equal significance to other creatures such as Tianlong, the celestial dragon.


The spiritual dragons are azure-scaled and govern the wind, clouds and rain, on which all agricultural life depends. Chinese people would take great care to avoid offending them, for if they grew angry or felt neglected, the result was bad weather, drought, flood or thunderstorms.


Despite that, Shenlong appears to signify a special ranking in the splendid robes and regalia of Chinese emperors. He was also five-clawed and therefore an imperial dragon.

Now i based the colors off a dragon with a similar name since i really liked the look of it; Shenron from Dragonballz , but they are not the same dragon and it's the Impreial dragon Shenlong that i made my skin of.

Here's a reference picture when i used loosely since you can't really make him on a skin.

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09/11/2012 4:17 am
Level 50 : Grandmaster Ninja
NinjaCharlieT
nice! reminds me of
DRAGONBALL Z!!! xD
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06/11/2012 1:20 pm
Level 5 : Apprentice Explorer
tobeinafrica
the download is broke
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03/13/2012 5:16 pm
Level 4 : Apprentice Network
eggman297
you seriously made a skin based off of my favorite tv show for the contest! cool.....
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03/05/2012 9:13 pm
Level 28 : Expert Pony
KrispyK0olaid123
How Did this not win!!!! it was better than everyone elses!! a lot better than i can do.
Congrats on top 30 (: BTW What was your position in your last contest entry?
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03/05/2012 9:16 pm
Level 61 : High Grandmaster Mage
Lycandar
Thanks, i beat my last position (which was 50th) so this is a new personal best :D
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03/05/2012 3:58 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
AWESOME MAN32434
its shenRON not shenLONG ok shenron got it...ok cool
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03/05/2012 5:00 pm
Level 61 : High Grandmaster Mage
Lycandar
They're both the same, Shelong is the myth Sheron is based upon and i took the Shenron color scheme for this :D
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03/04/2012 8:18 pm
Level 28 : Expert Pony
KrispyK0olaid123
AWESOME!! I realy hope you win!
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03/05/2012 5:00 pm
Level 61 : High Grandmaster Mage
Lycandar
Thanks Krispy ^^
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03/04/2012 12:46 am
Level 49 : Master Technomancer
benzrf
You know that actually in the manga, they call him Shenlong and not Shenron? I'm pretty sure that Shenron is just an alternate rendering of the genuine Chinese pronunciation...
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03/05/2012 5:01 pm
Level 61 : High Grandmaster Mage
Lycandar
Really?, that's awesome :D

I'm learning so much in these comments xD
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03/06/2012 2:29 pm
Level 49 : Master Technomancer
benzrf
Heh, cool.
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03/02/2012 4:50 pm
Level 41 : Master Fox
ninjahunter120
Congrats on getting in the top 100 finalists in the contest! You must be really proud of yourself! I certainly wish I was as good as you :)

-Ninjahunter120 (Loyal Fan)
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03/05/2012 5:03 pm
Level 61 : High Grandmaster Mage
Lycandar
Thanks ninja, i'm pretty pleased but you have talents at all areas not just in skins xD , I can't make blogs, projects or texture packs at all :P
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03/01/2012 2:59 pm
Level 61 : High Grandmaster Mage
Lycandar
50 Diamonds! Thanks Guys , really appreciate the kindness :D
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02/29/2012 9:42 pm
Level 32 : Artisan Architect
distortion
I like how you said that the dragon is 5-clawed and yet in the picture there are only 4 claws on each hand (nice skin btw)
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02/29/2012 9:50 pm
Level 61 : High Grandmaster Mage
Lycandar
So close.... i was hoping no one would notice xD , i tried to fit in 5 but it looked out of place :P
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02/27/2012 11:48 am
Level 40 : Master Musician
Neko Komamura
YES, First Place!!!!
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02/27/2012 12:40 pm
Level 61 : High Grandmaster Mage
Lycandar
:P , i'm not first place, they're still judging it xD . Out of the top 100 i was the last one to submit their skin so that's why i'm at the top of the list :D
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02/27/2012 5:44 am
Level 23 : Expert Robot
cool047
Dragon Ball dragon ??
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02/27/2012 12:40 pm
Level 61 : High Grandmaster Mage
Lycandar
Dragonball dragon was based on shenlong, and i liked the color scheme of it xD
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02/25/2012 6:54 pm
Level 30 : Artisan Skinner
Heavendragon
-ugh O_O this is amaaaaaaazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Edit: Good luckey, hope u win o/
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02/26/2012 8:21 pm
Level 61 : High Grandmaster Mage
Lycandar
Thank you , I'm aiming to beat my last position xD
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02/26/2012 10:09 pm
Level 30 : Artisan Skinner
Heavendragon
xD hope you win'
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02/25/2012 1:35 am
Level 2 : Apprentice Miner
siimsiim3
a moderator won......... x_x
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02/25/2012 9:34 am
Level 61 : High Grandmaster Mage
Lycandar
lol, i doubt that but thanks for the compliment xD

Edit: oh i see why you think that xD, that's not the final result yet , out of the top 100 i was just last to submit an entry :P
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02/26/2012 7:13 am
Level 2 : Apprentice Miner
siimsiim3
yeh, i noticed that right after i commented this. but then i was too lazy to delete it :S
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02/26/2012 8:25 am
Level 61 : High Grandmaster Mage
Lycandar
xD
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02/23/2012 2:32 pm
Level 40 : Master Musician
Neko Komamura
GET THIS IN FIRST PLACE!
D=<
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02/23/2012 5:16 pm
Level 61 : High Grandmaster Mage
Lycandar
Lol ^^
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02/20/2012 10:35 pm
Level 4 : Apprentice Crafter
otcan9009
Quick question - How do you do the shading?
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02/21/2012 9:28 am
Level 61 : High Grandmaster Mage
Lycandar
Most people use gimp to do the shading which you can find in this thread here

But i tend to make up all the colors first then pick each pixel by hand , takes ages but i prefer it that way :P

As for what areas to shade, generally you need to think about normally which areas would be darker on the skin and which areas would be lighten and transition into those areas appropriately. Also if you want certain parts to stick out you need to shade it in a way that makes it appear to pop-out from the skin. All of this just takes practice, and there's alot of good examples in that thread above.

I'm making a tutorial with a video of me making a skin where i'll layout the way i make skins. It's different to the norm but might as well show another way to do it anyways xD
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02/23/2012 8:49 pm
Level 35 : Artisan Cake
samhkin
I prefer to do all my shading by hand in MC Skin Edit, but yes you are correct it seems that other people like to use programs to possibly do automatic shading. Nice skin btw! XD Best of luck in the contest. :D
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02/21/2012 8:03 pm
Level 4 : Apprentice Crafter
otcan9009
Thanks Lycander your truly epic. By the way the skin looks fantastic.
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02/20/2012 11:59 am
Level 47 : Master Dragonborn
Yugo_Hamudik
SHENLONG IS A TIGER, DAMNIT!
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02/20/2012 12:27 pm
Level 61 : High Grandmaster Mage
Lycandar
XD are you talking about bloody roar? :P
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02/20/2012 12:30 pm
Level 47 : Master Dragonborn
Yugo_Hamudik
YES, READ MY NAME! (The 1st one) :)
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02/20/2012 12:33 pm
Level 61 : High Grandmaster Mage
Lycandar
xD that's awesome
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02/20/2012 8:53 am
Level 75 : Legendary Senpai
wldscarlet
Not bad!
It reminds me of DradonBall Z Lol
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02/20/2012 10:41 am
Level 61 : High Grandmaster Mage
Lycandar
Yeah, i based the color scheme on him, but lBloodstroml told me that shenron was actually based on this mythical beast, so it might as well be him xD
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02/20/2012 3:40 am
Level 43 : Master Artist
Niko
Hey, not bad! :3
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02/20/2012 10:41 am
Level 61 : High Grandmaster Mage
Lycandar
Thank you :3
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02/19/2012 6:40 pm
Level 65 : High Grandmaster Pixel Puncher
kvSketch
Excellent shading and coloring.
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02/19/2012 8:02 pm
Level 61 : High Grandmaster Mage
Lycandar
Thanks kv! :D
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02/19/2012 5:51 pm
Level 40 : Master Musician
Neko Komamura
DIIIIIAMOND!
But isnt it Shenron?
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02/19/2012 5:55 pm
Level 61 : High Grandmaster Mage
Lycandar
I based the colours on Shenron but i was making the Chinese Dragon Shenlon. Shenron might be based on him , i'm not acutally sure :P
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02/19/2012 6:04 pm
Level 40 : Master Musician
Neko Komamura
OH, You werent aiming for the DBZ dragon! Okay Okay. NOW EVERYTHING IS CLEAR IN MY MIND.
Thanks :D ...Still gave a diamond and downloaded
c:
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02/19/2012 6:08 pm
Level 61 : High Grandmaster Mage
Lycandar
I wasn't aiming for it, but it has alot of similarities xD so i can see what you mean :P

Thanks for the diamond and the download :3
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02/19/2012 7:55 pm
Level 59 : Grandmaster Dwarf
IBloodstormI
I believe Shenron of DBZ is actually Shenlong in Japan, and supposed to be the Imperial Dragon. He fits all the visuals of him.
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02/19/2012 8:02 pm
Level 61 : High Grandmaster Mage
Lycandar
Aaahh there we go ^^ , Thanks lBloodstorml that's pretty awesome :D
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