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Quarter past six by dyingmoonshine Quarter past six by dyingmoonshine
When the Dragon soars and the Phoenix dances, the people will enjoy happiness for years, bringing peace and tranquility to all under heaven.

Legend claims the Dragon holds the power of everlasting life among his claws. This most valuable treasure, wisdom, is made possible only to those who perceive real truth and attain enlightenment. The jewel that grants all desires, symbol of all power and knowledge.

The magnificent Red Bird, Fenghuang (Also known as the Chinese Phoenix) is the symbol of high virtue and grace; also symbolizes the union of Yin and Yang; shadow and light, heat and cold, woman and man taming each other in an eternal dance; opposites need each other to maintain balance.

Each pearl stands for a being. The four of them are in clockwise order, starting from the one the Dragon is holding: South, West, North, and East.

The Dragon is the East and the Phoenix is the South. (The other two are the Tortoise/North; and the Kirin/West)

But the main picture is for the first two, which represents the union of Yin and Yang. And so is why it's called "Quarter past six"; since the time would tell those cardinal directions.

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The message on this piece is that, since the Phoenix represents the woman, she would be the most valuable treasure as is being held as the jewel by the Dragon. Therefore, the wisest creature in the world.


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:iconallanjefferson666:
allanjefferson666 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
good art, when will be the result of the contest?
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:icondyingmoonshine:
dyingmoonshine Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! Regarding the results, I don't think anybody knows, we're just waiting.
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allanjefferson666 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
[link]
semifinalists
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:icondyingmoonshine:
dyingmoonshine Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Anyway, thanks for taking the time finding the page.
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:icondyingmoonshine:
dyingmoonshine Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I made to the semifinals. But I thought you were asking for the winners.
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:iconultima228:
Ultima228 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Ok, if I had the choice, i would be wanting this one to be in the three that win, because

A it's bad ass

B it looks sweet

and

C I want one XD
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:icondyingmoonshine:
dyingmoonshine Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW! Thanks! Really, is good to know people like it that way! ; )
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:iconultima228:
Ultima228 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Well it is really cool and I really do want one, hope ya win
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:iconcf7ell:
CF7ELL Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
This is awesome Sorry I'm late
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:icondyingmoonshine:
dyingmoonshine Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem, thanks for liking it!
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:iconcryptidhunter11:
cryptidhunter11 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
u...have...my...........VOTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:icondyingmoonshine:
dyingmoonshine Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a lot!
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:iconassassanista-cosplay:
Assassanista-Cosplay Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I love your entry!! I really like the story too :D
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:icondyingmoonshine:
dyingmoonshine Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! I'm really glad!
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:iconnik2689:
nik2689 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
nice...
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:icondyingmoonshine:
dyingmoonshine Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey Thanks!
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:iconnik2689:
nik2689 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
:)
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:iconplatontz:
PlatonTz Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Professional General Artist
Great work!
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:icondyingmoonshine:
dyingmoonshine Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! ; )
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:iconzebanim:
zebanim Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
a nice design, giving your vote to win


my design [link]
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:icondyingmoonshine:
dyingmoonshine Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!!
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:iconlavah:
Lavah Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
i voted for yours ;_;♥ bet you're gonna win, this is amazing and sooo detailed :( unlike my entry lol
good luck and i seriously hope you win♥!!!!!!
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:icondyingmoonshine:
dyingmoonshine Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
What! Yours is great too!
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:iconlavah:
Lavah Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:hug:
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:iconirianwhitefox:
IrianWhitefox Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
I almost missed this work and is so good. Love the textures and composition.
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:icondyingmoonshine:
dyingmoonshine Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Many thanks!
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:iconirianwhitefox:
IrianWhitefox Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Is my pleasure! Though I have a question, why did you call it Quarter Past Six?
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:icondyingmoonshine:
dyingmoonshine Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Each pearl stands for a being
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:iconirianwhitefox:
IrianWhitefox Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Pearl?
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:icondyingmoonshine:
dyingmoonshine Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, the spheres! The dragon holds a sphere on the legend... And each one of the four spheres stands for a being in the Chinese culture. : )
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:iconirianwhitefox:
IrianWhitefox Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Oh! I see
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:icondyingmoonshine:
dyingmoonshine Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
There's a hidden message among the spheres and the legend below, you know. And the title is a hint! : )
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:iconirianwhitefox:
IrianWhitefox Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
I suck at understanding that kind of things. Sorry! ^^;

I'm even slow to understand jokes. Everyone is laughing and I'm like, "Eh?"
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:icondyingmoonshine:
dyingmoonshine Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hehehehehehe! No problem!
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:iconmarlevyina:
Marlevyina Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Student General Artist
It's beautiful. If you want to see mine: [link]
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:icondyingmoonshine:
dyingmoonshine Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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:iconmarlevyina:
Marlevyina Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Student General Artist
You're welcome!
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:iconericsimon:
Ericsimon Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
Very cool, I would buy a shirt like this.
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:icondyingmoonshine:
dyingmoonshine Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic ; )
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:iconericsimon:
Ericsimon Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
You're welcome,
below the link for my design should you ever wanted to check ;-)

[link]
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:icondyingmoonshine:
dyingmoonshine Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm very glad!
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:icon95nfh:
95NFH Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
Wow fantastic! You have my VOTE!

Check out my design^^

Dryad [link]
Chimera [link]

Vote me if you feel like :D
Please support me, This is my first challenge!
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:icondyingmoonshine:
dyingmoonshine Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much!
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8-RodimusPrime-3 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
I really like you design!! I'd def purchase this!! Keep up good work!! Dont forget to check out my submission and vote for it!!
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:icondyingmoonshine:
dyingmoonshine Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! I just read your comment. Checking.
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:icon8-rodimusprime-3:
8-RodimusPrime-3 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
Really like this!!! Great job!! Check out my submission too if u get a chance!!!
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:icontheartdefinition:
TheARTDEFINITION Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Love your Design, Hope You get through! Please also check mine, Its called: The Goliath
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:icondyingmoonshine:
dyingmoonshine Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!!!
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SorahChan Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
WOWOWOWO I LOOOOOOVE SO MUCH D:
The colors, details, fire, waooow ♥ You definitely got my vote !

Please, check my entries too :D
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:icondyingmoonshine:
dyingmoonshine Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much! I'll take a look.
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