In the final installment of the St. George & the Dragon art piece I've been working on, I give a quick summary of the build for anyone that would prefer the "Cliff's Notes" as opposed to watching each segment of the build process for the St. George and dragon art dolls. The wire armature art dolls or puppets are built with Super Sculpey and other mixed media (I'm making a list of my art doll making supplies here) and the rest of the set is built with cardboard and wood. While the video explains the technical aspects of making the mixed media piece, you can read a bit about the illustration's concept below.
Watch Part 8 in the St. George & the Dragon Piece | St. George & the Dragon Art with Art Dolls 🐉⚔
Most of the medieval and renaissance paintings of St. George's encounters with the dragon depict a handsome knight in gleaming armor, often astride a noble steed... skewering a down-right pitiful looking dragon. I mean, the dragon's often depicted as fully half the size of the knight. I imagined an alternative narrative in which the knight and the dragon were younger, perhaps not as indoctrinated into their adversarial roles between one another. The young knight hears terrible rumors about the dragon, even lets his imagination get the better of him at times, but eventually comes to realize that the dragon isn't the awful menace that the kingdom would have him assume he is.
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