Artwork Explained: Ancient Dragon

Artwork Explained: Ancient Dragon

This week we are dropping the exciting and highly demanded Ancient Dragon Apparel range. The artist @artofkarolmichalec put an immense amount of detail and effort into creating the masterpiece featured on this apparel range. Karol envisaged our dragon as an ancient marble slate, and created the three mythical pieces that make up this apparel range. He achieved a more rugged and ancient stone look by using art masking fluid and layers and layers of alcohol based marker pens. 

For those who missed this weeks artist spotlight here's a little write up on the artist behind this weeks drop:

My work often includes decorative patterns calling back to eras of humanity's greatest societies - ancient, mysterious, mythical and rich in not just visual language but secrecy. Spells, knotwork, magical symbols and runes being some of the elements I reach for; creating a visual feast that's highly elaborate and intricate. A single drawing can take days to finish! -Karol

Dragons are one of the most popular and long standing mythical creatures. Stories of dragons are told and known across many nations and cultures and it seems no matter the year or era these monstrous, mythological, fire breathing, flying serpents continue to take our modern literature and film industry by storm.

Although It is not entirely clear when or where the first stories of dragons emerged, they were in fact described as early as the age of the ancient Greeks and Sumerians. In all of history and in mythological tales these giants feature in they were almost always either considered protective or dangerous, terrifying or trainable. 

What do you think? Do you think dragons are completely made up and mythical or do you think dragons did in fact once control the skies? We hope you love this one just as much as we do. We can't wait to bring you so many more show stopping works of wearable art! 

-Lunafide Team <3

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