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2006 - The Brno Dragon by Smartache 2006 - The Brno Dragon by Smartache
Ballpoint pen drawing

I drew this at a physical chemistry lecture at my university in the city of Brno. Unfortunately I only had lined paper at hand.
I have no idea how to get rid of the lines without distorting the drawing. Any advice is welcome!!!

The legend of Brno Dragon

The dragon is said to have lived in Brno upon the River Svratka in his cave, tormenting the people from both near and far. When he was hungry, the dragon devoured whatever was available. People were scared of the beast but did not know how to get rid of him. The councilmen pledged a grand reward of one hundred gold coins but nobody took up the offer. One day a journeyman-butcher, who roamed throughout the world, entered the Blue Lion Inn. Everyone in the inn was talking only about the dragon. The journeyman listened, and then he said: "I shall rid you of that dragon. Just fetch me a large ox-pelt and a sack of unslaked lime." The people of Brno were suspicious of him, but brought what he wanted. The butcher sewed the lime into the ox-pelt, loaded it onto a wagon, and disappeared. When he arrived at the point in the river where the dragon had his lair, he put the pelt on the ground and waited. After a short while, the dragon crept up and took up the pelt. Having devoured it all, the dragon washed it down with the water of the River Svratka, and went to have a rest. This proved to be a mistake, for the lime began to boil inside and the dragon kept on expanding until he burst. Joy knew no bounds in Brno. The butcher got his reward and continued to wander the world. Since then the citizens of Brno have never again had to fear any beast.


The real Brno Dragon can be seen in the entrance in the city hall!
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August 17, 2014
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