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Dragon of Wawel by Miko-M Dragon of Wawel by Miko-M
Once upon a time in Kraków (pronounced Krakoov) lived a fire breathing dragon. The dragon would wreak havoc on the countryside, burn down homes and devour livestock. The King of Kraków wanted the dragon destroyed and offered his daughter Wanda to the first man that would slay the dragon. Many knights died in their attempts at slaying the dragon, they were cooked alive in their own armour by the dragons breath. One day a young and clever shoemaker took up the challenge. With no sword, shield, horse or armour the shoemaker had a plan. Knowing that the dragon would feast on the farm animals the shoemaker brought a sheep from the butcher and sulfur powder from the miners. He stuffed the sheep with sulfur, sewed it back up and offered it to the dragon. The dragon consumed the sheep and began to suffer from the incendiary reaction. His stomach grew larger and hotter so he drank from the river but the water did not help. The dragons stomach burst with an immense bang and Kraków was saved. The shoemaker married the princess and they lived happily ever after.
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javavenos Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow I love your style!
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PT200 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
WOW Man very nice. love it
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ypyp Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011
My mom used to read me this story:) I really love the textures in this!
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VoodooEconomist Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011
OMG, Szewczyk Dratewka?! Every child over here in Poland knows this story, whether Craovian or not! Great illustration, captures the slavic feel of early medieval polish legends :-) As we would say in modern polish slang: SZACUN! (pronounced /shats-oon/ coming from the word "szacunek" meaning 'respect', translated oughly as: KUDOS!)
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Miko-M Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011
cool, in that case I'll make sure I have one just for you. You should be fine for a table, last year Danielle and I applied at around this time, they also offer a discount if you re-apply for your table on the last day of the expo.
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bumble-boo Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Student Artist
This is incredible. :)
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Miko-M Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011
thank you :) I appreciate it.
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bumble-boo Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Student Artist
You're welcome! Are you going to be selling prints of this one at FanExpo? Danielle was saying you guys got a table again.
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Miko-M Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011
thats actually a really good idea, I most probably will. Will you be exhibiting or attending?
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bumble-boo Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Student Artist
That's awesome! I'd love to get one off you, it's really awesome.
I just sent in my application for a table today, I'm hoping it's not too late. It's really fun to exhibit. I did it not last year but the year before. :)
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