This gallery includes representations of dragons depicted in paintings, pot paintings, and sculptures of different cultures. All of the art work included in this gallery are great examples of using specific coloring techniques such as value, contrast, and saturation. When people think of dragons today, we perceive them as very large fire-breathing lizards with wings and lots of sharp teeth. But, many people today don't know the history of the legendary creatures. Many representations of dragons can actually be found in old European, Chinese, and Japanese art. The mythology of dragons did not start in one culture, but many cultures. European and Japanese representations of dragons were actually quite different. It was the European culture that imagined the dragons as evil serpents with wings and fire breathing capabilities. The Chinese and Japanese dragons are more like snakes and water deities that are symbols for power and good luck.