Oil on Panel
Created for the cover of the DragonCon convention book, 2010
The Dragon yet raises again and again from the ashes. Still a popular neutral figure while the knight is more and more considered a simple warrior good at clashing against peasants and other knights but bad at avoiding or resisting Mongol horse archers' arrows.
Also your "Saint" Georges is a Roman, you know the people who crucified your God and later hypocriticly converted ower the following centuries, planting the seed that would poison the Empire.
And Georges slayed the Dragon when it was tamed with the Princess' belt and brought into the city. More like an execution than a proper fight face to face.
A little story about this piece. My best friend is a huge fan of your work and picked this up from you several years ago (I want to say Dragon Con...?). She became a cloistered nun about 2 or so years ago and had to give up all of her belongings. She had a hard time letting go of her art prints, but she gifted this one to me and I've had it hanging up ever since. It means so much to me, for so many reasons. I find myself staring at it so often!! It's just brilliant.