Stunning Mystical Dragons Created With a Single Brush Stroke

Exquisite art based around a sublime, single stroke of paint, welcome to the world of Japanese dragon paintings. A process similar to the nation’s beautiful calligraphy, these examples are from the Kousyuuya studio in Japan which has seen four generations of artists perfect the technique over many decades. Alas, the technique’s name is rather less imaginative: the paintings are entitled Hitofude Ryuu, which translates as “Dragon with one stroke.” You can’t have it all.

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