This year, Chinese New Year is on 23rd January, and 2012 is the year of the Dragon. The Chinese zodiac is also divided into 5 elements, and the element for this year is water – so this year celebrates the Water Dragon.
The other elements are wood, fire, earth and metal, and previous dragon years have been: 2000: Metal Dragon, 1988: Earth Dragon, 1976: Fire Dragon, 1964: Wood Dragon, 1952: Water Dragon.
In general, the characteristics of those born in the year of the Dragon are: resourceful, adaptable, original, arrogant, irritable. Dragons are most compatible with rats and monkeys.
In the world of digital art, dragons are a popular subject. Here, to celebrate the new year, we have compiled a selection of Year of the Dragon greetings and wallpapers, followed by some general dragon art.
Year of the Dragon Art
General Dragon Art
We hope you have enjoyed viewing this selection of outstanding dragon art. If you celebrate Chinese New Year, we wish you a very happy, healthy and prosperous New Year.
Please leave any comment or acknowledgments for the art/artists below.