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Saint George and the Dragon by Deisi Saint George and the Dragon by Deisi
An entry for Wacom's "Bring Your Vision to Life" Contest, Good Versus Evil. At face value, St. George is the good force, eradicating the evil power of the dragon who plagues a nearby village. But can these roles be reversed? What right does George have to slaughter an animal who is merely living in concordance with its nature? Can the dragon help what it was made to be, even if that goes beyond simply killing for food? Is St. George's God rooting only for the humans, or for all of Creation?

(This is more of a rhetorical commentary of the picture above, not necessarily an invitation for an open debate.)

I've read the rules pretty carefully, and it doesn't look like you can't submit pieces you've already uploaded, just ones that have been commercially published. If not, oh well, they'll just disqualify me.

Anyway, this remains my favorite piece I've ever turned out to date, and it goes along with the theme, so I removed my watermarks and altered it a little and decided to submit it.

My current Wacom tablet is still alive, but I'm waiting for the day when it kicks the bucket, and it would be awesome to win a new one.

As with the original picture, I drew inspiration for the composition from *nJoo, with the utmost respect.
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ClairesDrawings Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so well done! 
Deisi Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
mormonhippie Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
This is a beautiful picture. The dragon really seems to take center stage, and the fact that we can't see all of him gives the piece a bit of mystery as well.

I know you said not to argue, but to me it seems that (at least in the European incarnation) dragons ARE the physical incarnation of an intangible evil.

They don't represent an entity, but rather the base attitudes of society. Gluttony, selfishness, hording, and the exploitation of the weak (in this instance the economically and socially inferior of the sexes). These are the dragons that must be vanquished.
Deisi Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good thoughts!
Evie710 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I really love this
rufious Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the sumi-e like feel of this one
lolage101 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
I have one word, for this is so brilliant I just can't describe it in any other way.
Deisi Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
Ceirrin Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012
That's... Quite beautiful.
alfiesurprise101 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011
I was looking at all the (brilliant) pics of legolas, weasleys etc and suddenly BAM this hits me. You are one talented artist, and that dragon is fantastic!
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