Its a reference to the classic beat 'em up video game series initially developed by Technos Japan Corporation, Double Dragon.
Speaking of kicking ass...............I found out this morning via text that Motion Gallery sold my Purple & gold Rhinoceros painting =;) Yay!!!!
OK. Back to the double dragons painting process....
I used some sharpies to position the iris's. I used yellow on the green part of the claws near the knuckles and a light blue on the cobalt. I outlined the spikes on the back with crimson and used a bright red to shade in the base of each one. I added in gums and tear ducts and some graduation between the rainbow hues in the face.
I take all those photos with my iPhone so there are for reference and tend to be less than perfect but they give a good idea what I am up too. Here I've added colour to the eyes and done some detail work which tends to be a bit lost on such a large canvas, remember it is about 4 ft. square.
I didn't do any work on the blue piece, feeling a bit blocked at the moment. The bright red background can be obnoxious up close burning out my retina. Before leaving the studio for the night, with a sore back and neck from all tight painting I rocked out, I scrubbed in a watered down raw umber to help pop the dragon out and to feel like I have a fresh view to work on next session.
Next visit I will be working on the blue background piece for sure ;)