8.26/10 rating (164 votes)


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I thought you could've mixed in a bit more color, it seems a bit bland with all the grey. I thought perhaps it could use a bit more dark blue. But it's still a great image (using it for my laptop now).

Fri August 31, 2012 at 9:23 am

I was born in the year of the Dragon. Fantastic work.

Sun August 26, 2012 at 6:08 pm

Eel River
"Keep the Dragon!"
It wouldn't be "Year of the Dragon" without a dragon. Keep the dragon! The "Mona Lisa" has an interesting background. Do you suppose Da Vinci painted a version without the lady with "La Gioconda" smile?

Sat August 18, 2012 at 5:41 pm

Jonathan L
"Could I trouble you with..."
Producing a without-dragon version of this for the pickle jar, as well as the day version? This is just gorgeous!! :)

Fri August 17, 2012 at 12:55 am

Henry V.
"This one is Awesome!"
This one is one of my favorites!

Thu August 16, 2012 at 3:00 pm

"Night is Right"
I also love the night version and would love to have the 3360 X 1050 resolution for dual available, thanks for your continued hard work mr.bliss

Thu August 16, 2012 at 10:47 am

Loving the night version!

Looks like the 3360 x 1050 dual monitor resolution got overlooked :(

Thu August 16, 2012 at 7:12 am

You definitely made the right choice by keeping it simple.

Wed August 15, 2012 at 11:03 am

Very cool!

Tue August 14, 2012 at 7:10 pm

I can see it as well.

Tue August 14, 2012 at 5:10 pm

"I have to ask"
I have to ask, perhaps I'm the only one to notice this but, was it intentional or coincidence that the cloud on the far left, centre vaguely resembles a dragon? The head and open mouth facing at almost the same angle and direction as the Dragon itself. This could be just what my eyes see of course. Either way, very cool!

Tue August 14, 2012 at 3:43 pm

Chris B
yea... amazing!

Mon August 13, 2012 at 9:24 pm

The day version I loved but this is epic. Something so serene and enchanting about it. You have knocked another one out of the park Ryan.

Mon August 13, 2012 at 12:30 am

Craig L
"Very cool!"
Ryan, I rarely comment on your stuff. I guess I'm one of those who loves your work and never says anything. Just know that we still love you though. : )

Great job on Year of the Dragon (Night)(2012). Keep up the great work!


Mon August 13, 2012 at 11:08 am

Ross H.
"Even Better"
I think I like this version even better! I still think he should be breathing fire, though :D

Sun August 12, 2012 at 8:58 pm

David M
"Night Version is Best"
Ryan, I believe the night version is the best. Great job!

Sun August 12, 2012 at 7:48 pm

"Year of the Dragon (Night) (2012)"
Now, that's what I'm talking about! Well done Ryan.

Sun August 12, 2012 at 5:56 pm

"Re: Multiscreen"
The multiscreen is rendering now. I pulled the camera out so there should be more clouds than the day version (which I will also redo at some later date...).

Sun August 12, 2012 at 4:59 pm

"This is excellent."
I *REALLY* want this one in triple.

Sun August 12, 2012 at 11:30 am

Definitely the better version...! Very nice work, sir.

Sun August 12, 2012 at 9:50 am

I love this one. It turned out better than the original, IMHO.

While we're touting Mr. Musks's accomplishments, don't forget about Tesla. Wonder what could be done with that...??

Sun August 12, 2012 at 7:48 am

"Can't wait"
I can't wait to see the multiscreen renders of this one! I don't know how it would be possible, but I hope that there will be more of the clouds in the dual-screens than with the original "day" version.



Sun August 12, 2012 at 7:39 am

Eel River
"Another Winner"
And easily as good as the original gallery version. Thanks to Ryan, I'm now a big fan of the "Year of the Dragon" series, Elon Musk, SpaceX, and the Dragon spacecraft -- even before MSL Curiosity has had a chance to settle into its new Martian home.

Sun August 12, 2012 at 6:02 am

"Night Version"
Now that left me speechless.

Sun August 12, 2012 at 0:39 am

"First Clouds"
Awesome render, Mr. Bliss! Any chance we could get a night version of the pickle jar titled "Dragon Year First Clouds 1?"

Sat August 11, 2012 at 9:13 pm

"Night Dragon"
I love the night sky. I love magical Asian dragons. I love clouds. Like many of the best DB works, its scale is ambiguous and it can be taken as grand or whimsical or both. Quintessential Ryan Bliss. It is for this type of piece that I am a member.

Sat August 11, 2012 at 8:47 pm

"Year of the Dragon (Night)"
I like this one more than the day version! Very nice!

Sat August 11, 2012 at 3:40 pm

Nice work! Thanks for doing the communities request! Any chance of dual screen?

Sat August 11, 2012 at 2:43 pm

"Broken Link"
Ryan, your "Year of the Dragon" link in the parent post is broken. Just thought you'd like to know. Feel free to delete this post once you fix the link. No reason for other people to be confused by it.

Sat August 11, 2012 at 2:05 pm

"Love it...but..."
Ryan, I absolutely LOVE the space and the clouds! In my personal preference, I'm not much of a fan of the dragon itself...any chance of a day and night version of "Day of the Dragon" without the dragon? Sounds lame, I know, but I had to ask. :-)

And thanks for your wonderful art! Keep up the great work! (Lifetime member and one of the best purchases I ever made)

Sat August 11, 2012 at 2:03 pm

"Wonderful, Ryan!"
I liked the day version a lot, but I love the night version even more! The moon with the tail seemingly wrapped around it -- super! A 10 all night long! :)

Sat August 11, 2012 at 1:30 pm

Love the placement of the moon. Both wallpapers are awesome!

Sat August 11, 2012 at 12:28 am

beautiful job.

Sat August 11, 2012 at 10:01 am

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