The Dragon is very popular in Chinese paintings. Most people draw dragon paintings for auspicious meanings.
Just as Bruce Lee's name shows, dragon is a symbol of art and spirit in Chinese traditional arts. The dragon overcomes obstacles until success is his. He is energetic, decisive, optimistic, intelligent and ambitious. The dragon brings so many amazing meanings to Chinese traditional arts like Chinese paintings.
Unlike the negative energies associated with Western Dragons, most Eastern Dragons are beautiful, friendly, and wise. They are the angels of the Orient. Instead of being hated, they are loved and worshiped Temples and shrines have been built to honor them, for they control the rain, rivers, lakes, and seas. Many Chinese cities have pagodas where people used to burn incense and pray to dragons.
The Chinese dragon always symbolizes power and excellence, valiancy and boldness, heroism and perseverance, nobility and divinity. The Celestial Chinese Dragon is comparable as the symbol of the Chinese race itself. Chinese around the world, proudly proclaim themselves "Long De Chuan Ren"(Descendents of the Dragon). Dragons are referred to as the divine mythical creature that brings with it ultimate abundance, prosperity and good fortune.