On this page you can download a design whose main motif is the Japanese ornamental dragon.

The dragon was drawn using scrolls to give the impression of movement. Its design resembles rather an ornamental decoration than a Japanese dragon. The illustration has a good drawing quality, and you can use it in a 3D CAD program to draw a relief. Like all the other dragons from Asian mythology and folklore, the Japanese dragon is a wingless, serpentine creature with four sturdy, clawed feet. Unlike the European dragons, the Asian ones are benevolent creatures and represent a positive symbol related to the water element (not fire).


Japanese ornamental dragon
Available file formats

In addition to vector (eps and svg) file formats, 2D CAD (dwg) file format exported from vector software is also available for download.

This Japanese ornamental dragon has been found in the book "Nature in ornament; an enquiry into the natural element in ornamental design & a survey of the ornamental treatment of natural forms" (by Lewis Foreman; Published 1902) and manually traced in vector software. 


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