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May 15, 2021
DRACULA by merewoodart
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DRACULA

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Character  draculaLocation  Transilvania
Count Dracula's picture is finished!  it was carved on a rough slice of linden wood 44 cm long, 22 cm wide and 4 cm thick.  The central image is taken from a woodcut printed in an ancient German book, the German writing says "Ein wünderliche und erschröckenliche hystori von einem großen wüttrich genant Dracole wayda. Der do so gar unkristenliche martter hat angelegt die menschen. als mit spissen. auch dy leute zu tod geslyffen. etc. Gedruckt zu bamberg im Lxxxxi.iare "  .... which translated sounds something like this: "A strange and terrible story of a tyrant called Dracole Wayda. Who has used quite unchristian torture. He has put people on stakes and also had people dragged to death, etc. Printed in Bamberg in the 491st year [= 1491]".
The painting was carved using only a knife, for a total of 50 hours of work.  The carvings have been filled with pencil, a technique that I use a lot lately and I really like.  The finish was done with shellac and neutral wax. 
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Theeartistkid's avatar

Congrats on the DD!

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Thank you very much!

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Vlad III Aka Vlad Trepes or Vlad the Impaler, a Romania Hero and Voivode of Wallachia. Great choice material!! You are talented!!!

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Anytime keep up the amazing work.

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Great work, it really looks like the old prints survived from the 15th century!

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Thank you😊🙏

Assink-art's avatar

You can see how much time and love you put into this. Beaufitul!

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Thank you very much! 🙏🙏😊

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"Quite unchristian torture" is my new favourite catchphrase.

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Ahahaha 🤣🤣🤣

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Congratulations on your well-deserved DD. :)

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Nice work!!! :clap: Congrats on your DD!!!

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Thank you so much!

L-anti-poeide's avatar

jolis motifs floraux !

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il n'y a pas de quoi !

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