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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 )
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gwarnage Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015
i think saint george should put himself in the place of the dragon
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Ink-DreamsMMIX Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes but can you imagine a dragon on horseback?
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gwarnage Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015
1. what does that even mean
2. i can imagine saint george and the dragon switching brains , and therefore , perspectives
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Ink-DreamsMMIX Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I guess my point is, the image won't change that much if they were to exchange positions.  Saint George can be seen both as antagonist and protagonist depending on your view of the scene.  
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gwarnage Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015
for me , dragons represent freedom , and the people who kill them represent oppression
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Ink-DreamsMMIX Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Surely this is not true to all dragons.  The Komodo dragon is not something I'd associate with freedom.
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gwarnage Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015
why not
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Ink-DreamsMMIX Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Well in the way it hunts.  Usually lying in wait at a water hole for its prey which it lashes out at biting it only once.  The bitten animal having escaped its aggressors clutches now has the start of a bacterial infection that gets progressively worse of a couple of days.  This is when it collapses from the pain and exertion, an when the dragon catches up with it and begins devouring it while it's still alive to weak to fight it off.
  Surely this is reason enough.
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nagromelyahs Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Hobbyist
Wow, great job. Beautiful detail.
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LadyBrookeCelebwen Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That's amazing! I love the detail. :D
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
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Ink-DreamsMMIX Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks:).
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
It's my pleasure! :)
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zoom-from-inside Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012   General Artist
oh! amazing work ! :aww:
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Ink-DreamsMMIX Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks
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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.
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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;).
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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.
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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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Ink-DreamsMMIX Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, glad you like. Same to you;).
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ozgurdirik Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Have a great Christmas :wave:


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Ink-DreamsMMIX Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks same to you and a happy new year;).
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WhollyJeff Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think this is terrific! I'd be willing to bet your next will be even better.
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Ink-DreamsMMIX Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks. My current coin carving that I'm doing is the Melbourne Centenary Florin, I just love coins with horses I guess;).
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msilvestre Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
Wonderful work and congrats!!!
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Ink-DreamsMMIX Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks
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SabreBash Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Student Artist
In retrospect i don't know why we were so afraid of a dragon the size of a kid's gokart, but hey.
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seanddaily Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
He's a saint! And he's naked!

SAINTS WERE AWESOME BACK THEN
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Ink-DreamsMMIX Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Or maybe he want to give the dragon, a sporting chance:).
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zippythewildone Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
When I get up in the morning and say, "Hmmm gonna slay a dragon today... what should I wear out dragon slaying?" I always think... Pants? Nah... CAPE!
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Ink-DreamsMMIX Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Maybe he was giving himself long odds and decided nah stuff this, if I'm going to be someones lunch let him enjoy it plus Armour! it's so uncomfortable.
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zippythewildone Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So the cape is a napkin for when the dragon is done eating him? Hahaha! I love that logic.
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Ink-DreamsMMIX Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Heah I like that, yes you have to admire the dragon, such good table manners;).
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zippythewildone Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Or perhaps this is how it went down: "Alright, Mr. Dragon I'll let you live, I will even let you eat me but you must be polite and wipe your mouth with a napkin like a gentleman."

"Not a chance!"

"Then you must die..."
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Ink-DreamsMMIX Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes prepare for the best expect the worst, no wonder the world has so much violence:).
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Gevio Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
congratulations for the DD, delicate details and I love how the background looks :heart:
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Ink-DreamsMMIX Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks. A typical background and the quickest to do, now to make the whole background flat and smooth now that takes work;).
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Gevio Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
you are welcome! it's true :)
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IMADONKY Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Student General Artist
My little sister has a silver coin with that on it, it's in a green box with papers showing its real
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AnguisPoetica Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this strangely reminds me of chocolate...
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Ink-DreamsMMIX Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Interesting, I think you can actually get chocolate with this design on it, they come in gold foil to make them look like sovereigns.
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AnguisPoetica Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i love those kinds of chocolate! :aww:
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LostGryphin Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
EPIC!
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Ink-DreamsMMIX Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks:)
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volotation Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Student General Artist
c'est bien la photo
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the well deserved DD! :heart:
Have a nice day! : )
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agisstr Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The epitome of awsomeness.....
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Nyiana-sama Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
:la: Congrats on the daily deviation!
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joeltonongkh Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
splendid and very beautiful.
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kirillbran Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
seeing the small picture I thought that this is a Russian coin worth 50 cents, on all of them portrayed George. Good job.
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