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St George and the Dragon by Ink-DreamsMMIX St George and the Dragon by Ink-DreamsMMIX
This is a relief carving of St George slaying the Dragon. The reference for this was a pressed metal plaque from an old photo album.

The original design was by Benedetto Pistrucci and features on gold sovereigns as well as on most 5 shilling
coins from Great Britain.

Size 32cm approx
Material Kauri pine
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Daily Deviation

Given 2012-12-05
St George and the Dragon by ~Ink-DreamsMMIX ( Suggested by 3wyl and Featured by maytel )
LadyBrookeCelebwen Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That's amazing! I love the detail. :D
Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
Ink-DreamsMMIX Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
It's my pleasure! :)
zoom-from-inside Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012   General Artist
oh! amazing work ! :aww:
Ink-DreamsMMIX Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
DedHampster Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I have always thought that in this rendering of St George and the dragon makes the poor dragon look like some poor victim of some crazy equestrian hit-and-run. Seriously, a grizzly bear could stand in for the part of the dragon and then it would be a different story and people would say "awwww poor bear". Here is my crazy version... I am naming the dragon Grizzly sense the original story is bearly sane anyways

Once upon a time Grizzly lived near a human city. People were scared of Grizzly, made up evil stories (like people say snakes are slimy), and fed him to make him go away. Grizzly became used to being fed and lost fear of people. He starts to approach people looking for hand outs and so the people start to think that he wants to eat people. They are cowards and feed him defenseless children (I would have used the opportunity to get rid of the criminals and other undesirables first before children, but oh well). Well, to make it fair, they use the lottery system, but as soon as the upper-class has one of their children selected there is a real outcry. The commoners, having their own children fed to Grizzly, refuse to give in to the plea to pardon the king's daughter from becoming Grizzly poo. (Similar to politicians, let them go hungry, loose a whole paycheck because of strep throat and have to drive an unreliable 80's Volvo and then a lot of things will get fixed.) Anywho, fate apparently likes the upper-class because at the very moment the king's daughter is about to become a Grizzly snack, a hero arrives. Using force and the girl's underwear, Grizzly is tamed and completely at the mercy of man(this makes me thing that Grizzly was never a threat, but an engineered fear used by the upper-class to serve their agenda over the commoners). The hero, George, then sees an opportunity to advance his own agenda and forces the upper-class to take on his religion, or rather, allowing a crazy right wing bunch to take power in the name of protection from horrific dangers to society (terrorists, gays, H1-N1, greedy capitalist, socialist pigs, red communist, minorities, illegal immigrants etc). In the end, once George has the kingdom under his thumb, Grizzly is disposed of and becomes the real victim of the story.
Ink-DreamsMMIX Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
An interesting view you have there but at the end of the day it is just an image, symbol and a myth this is why I think the dragon is used in the place of a factual beast, it leaves the viewer to decided how vicious or tame the beast may be and having no limits to the imagination leaves it open to blood curdling terror, a nice thought I think;).
DedHampster Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ha ha, yeah...
Anyways, you nailed the image perfectly in your artistic skill and working in wood is no easy task.
I was just in a satirical mood over the subject matter. I have the exact same image as a souvenir ceramic plate displayed in my kitchen.
ozgurdirik Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This is so beautiful dear friend
Congrats on the Daily Deviation :clap:
Have a nice day :wave:

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