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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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gwarnage Featured By Owner Edited Jan 17, 2015
i think saint george should put himself in the place of the dragon (or paws , or , however this works)
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ClairesDrawings Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so well done! 
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:icondeisi:
Deisi Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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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.
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Deisi Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good thoughts!
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Evie710 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I really love this
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rufious Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the sumi-e like feel of this one
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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.
Wow.
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:icondeisi:
Deisi Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconceirrin:
Ceirrin Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012
That's... Quite beautiful.
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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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:icondeisi:
Deisi Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :-)
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alfiesurprise101 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011
You're welcome, and seriously this is incredible!
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Mitch-el Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011
There's such a nice contrast here between the striking images -- St. George, the head of the dragon, and the foreground brush -- and the rest of the composition... which melts into the background. The placement of those things to be focused upon is solid and effectively glues one's eyes to the center of the page. Simple hues and a captivating lighting scheme only add to the intrigue. Lovely work! :nod:

-- Mitch
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:icondeisi:
Deisi Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!!
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Mitch-el Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011
You're welcome!

-- Mitch
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AAAtheXelTico Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011
Maybe is the nature of the dragon to simply kill for food... but that doens't mean George will allow him to feed of an entiry village... animal or not
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algonquinpaddler Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011
Gorgeous
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:icondeisi:
Deisi Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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NeriSiren Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011
Awesome! And very insightful commentary :thumbsup::nod:
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DarkItIs Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011
I love this! Everything works so well together, from the dragon coming out of the mist, to the nearly pure white figure of St. George.
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xxs1lv3rsparkxx Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010  Student Photographer
AWETHEMS
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anime-animal Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010
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this is AWSOME! the shinyness, saliva, brushes, everything!

oh. i dont want to ruin anything but the left bottom corner with the branches and stuff, it's just solid. not brushed like the rest.

but still awsome!
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dambika89 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010
You got the moment of the fight well. The shining warrior leads my eyes. Looks like those old arts we should analyze at school...the white light of the good one, etc...many good memories!

Amazing and artistic picture!
Thanks for sharing!
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Eldagusto Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010
Oh I love the story of St. George this is a great piece!
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stripedturtle-neck Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010
haha it's very cool, but he's called "göran" xd the picture hould be in a childrens picture book, you know what i mean.
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Sneekurz Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2010
AWSOME! Check out my gellery sometime to :3
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Hatarii Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010  Student Filmographer
Wow! this is amazing! it looks like you did this with watercolour - amazing job! It actually reminds me of some of the artwork done for the Lord of the Rings by Alan Lee..
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Deisi Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! I love Alan Lee's work!
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ChocoberryPocky Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2009
Wow, this is amazing!

<33
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vertiGLOW Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009
I just realized I never fav'd this. FIXING!
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Water-Dragon-Girl Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2009
Now where's saint FRED?
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aberry89 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
really, really cool! The concept, the design, love it!
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:iconzaradei:
zaradei Featured By Owner May 31, 2009
Beautiful!!
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NekroXIII Featured By Owner May 24, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
nice!
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:icondeisi:
Deisi Featured By Owner May 25, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconzanaris:
Zanaris Featured By Owner May 23, 2009
So...so cool
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:icondeisi:
Deisi Featured By Owner May 23, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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artstain Featured By Owner May 6, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Great! you're idea for it is really amazing, good luck for the contest! ;-)

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wanna see my entries for Good vs Evil?
please see here:
1st entry: [link]

2nd entry: [link]

and the 3rd entry is ongoing ;-)

thank you :D
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:icondeisi:
Deisi Featured By Owner May 6, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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artstain Featured By Owner May 6, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
you're welcome :D
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Shi-Ri-Kyuu Featured By Owner May 6, 2009
WOW~~!!! What a cool dragon!!! great!! :XD:
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cranenoir Featured By Owner May 2, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
good,very cool
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Jay-Pi Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009   Photographer
In-Credible!! :D
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:icondeisi:
Deisi Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Arctic-Ladybug Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009
This is stunning!


I've always rather felt sorry for the dragon, for the town he was terrorizing too, but mostly the dragon.
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:icondeisi:
Deisi Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Arctic-Ladybug Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009
You're most welcome!
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Seeker-Mar Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2009  Professional Writer
Well, I'm impressed! I love dragons but usually they don;t scare me. Your dragon is terrifying. I love the point you brought up in your comments as well. Respect for all creation.

Love the background too.
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Deisi Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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