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Manuel explains how he creates this striking personified dragon

The painting above was made as an entry for the Facebook group Draw or Die's monthly Ascension contest. The idea was to paint ourselves with our own personal dragon, one that would "symbolise who you are and what you love about everything in life". It was meant to be our inner fire, as artists, something that drives us forward.

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Manuel Castañón is a 21-year-old self-taught illustrator who's been in love with fantasy and medieval art for as long as he can remember.