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August 5, 2010
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Dragon Knite Flier Qing by GinJinKurum Dragon Knite Flier Qing by GinJinKurum
For :iconknite-fliers: Contest
Characters Used: Qing & her Dragon Kite named Yun.

Name: Qing
Name Meaning: Sky Blue
Reason Behind Name: Qing is the only one within her family born with blue eyes. Thus her mother named her Qing, her eyes reminding her of a clear blue sky.
Age: 17
Height: 5’4”
Gender: Female
Eyes: Sky Blue
Hair: Bluish-black

Kite: Dragon
Name: Yun
Name Meaning: Clouds
Reason Behind Name: Always seeing the dragon kite as a companion, just as the clouds are a companion to the sky, she decided to name him Yun.
Age: 7

How Qing obtained Yun
Growing up her mother constantly told her stories that held dragons within them and told Qing how lucky they were. How they soared through the skies, hiding behind clouds and even living on them. Once her tenth birthday came around her mother crafted a dragon kite as a gift for her. She adored it to no end, flying the kite every day after school.

Considering Yun is quite long and a bit big, getting it up in the air isn’t as easy as just letting the wind take hold of it and letting go. This was a harder task when she was much younger and smaller. It actually took a few weeks before Qing found a technique to get Yun up and soaring successfully. It was a combination of ballet dancing and just shooting him forward when she believed the wind was strong enough.

At first she looked like an insane child just twirling around with a dragon kite, tripping over her own feet more than several times. A sight her mother still laughs at in remembering. Letting her scratches and cuts from falling heal, she learned more about ballet and practiced so she wouldn’t easily trip again. During that time her mother helped her get the Yun in the air. Once confident enough, to where she believed she wasn’t about to hit the ground, she tried to get Yun into the air alone again. After practicing and practicing, it was eventually a wonderful success. Showing her mother she quoted that it appeared as if they were dancing. This made Qing very happy. Thus, whenever Yun was in the air, soaring above her, she would practice ballet dancing below, to continue the dance.

Becoming a Knite
Once her mother became quite ill, she spent less time flying Yun and more time taking care of her. When the sky began to be lit with ‘stars’, her mother couldn’t help but smile and laugh cheerfully, saying how it was the work of a great dreamer. Or so she guessed. Seeing how happy it made her, she decided to join in on this dream, once more letting Yun soar to help rebuild the broken night sky and so that her mother could smile in seeing the ‘stars’.

With her mother being ill, she didn’t work very much and constantly rested at home. Thus, to help keep the tuition for school going and so her mother wouldn’t worry, Qing began working by selling papers at the age of thirteen. As she got older she began making deliveries for small stores and even working at the school cleaning until close to sunset. She’s yet to tell her mother and hopes she doesn’t find out, knowing she’d become quite worried and try to get her to stop.
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Dear Kamina this took forever to finish. @u@ But I like how it came out for now. Was a fun break from the audition but now I must return to said audition. Whoosh~

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Concept (c) `yuumei
Characters and Such (c) ~GinJinKurum
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mycoweatsyourcow Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010
i love the detail!! the story is so well written too. :iconiloveitplz:
HazukiNinja Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010
Beautiful Knite Flier ^^ I love the drawing as much as I love her back story (which is quite a lot) :iconmonkeyloveplz: I hope you win!!
minako-07x Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
That dragon is freaking sweet O_O awesome job ^^
GinJinKurum Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010
Thank you so much~ >w<
RinZombie Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010  Student Filmographer
That looks dangerous...
Lovely picture, by the way.
GinJinKurum Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010
It more than likely is.
Thank you~ c:
irukazul Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010
this looks so amazing! :wow:
GinJinKurum Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010
Thank you~ ;u;
irukazul Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010
you're welcome! :D you did an amazing job!
GinJinKurum Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010
Aww, thank you again~! ;u;
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