From the first photo I took I wanted to make a block with the dragon as the theme. So thus begins the dragons. There are lots of carvings of dragons on the pagoda and all are a little different from the others, in fact there are five different dragons and this is the first.
This one was living up on the ceiling and there were in fact two of them fighting.
Too much detail for a 6" block so I cropped the photo down to just the head.
I am glad I held off starting these dragons because I just didn't have to skill or the confidence to do them before this and they are so prominent on the Pagoda I wanted to do them justice.