The serpentine creature depicted here is a long, better known as the Chinese dragon. Unlike the dragons of European and Middle Eastern traditions, the Chinese long was not necessarily malevolent, nor did it spew fire. Instead, it was associated with water and rainfall rather than fire, and it usually received veneration as a benevolent entity rather than fear or revulsion. They were also considered symbols of the Chinese Emperor’s authority, with dragon designs being embroidered on his robes.
I don’t normally draw dragons, either European or Asian, since I have always preferred dinosaurs and other prehistoric reptiles. However, it can be fun to do your own take on a mythical creature every once and a while.