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Saint Patrick Vignette

Postby Dragon Master » Thu Mar 17, 2005 9:00 pm

If I have any worth, it is to live my life for God so as to teach these peoples; even though some of them still look down on me. –Saint Patrick

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Hello everyone!

Today is St. Patrick's day, the day when everyone is Irish (even though I'm Irish every other day too :wink: ). I decided to create a vignette depicting Patrick's legendary banishing of the snakes from Ireland.

Deeplinks:
http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/Sea-S ... y/stp1.jpg
http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/Sea-S ... y/stp2.jpg
http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/Sea-S ... y/stp3.jpg

Gallery Post-Mod:
http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=121725

Happy Saint Patrick's Day to all!

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Re: Saint Patrick Vignette

Postby TwoTonic Knight » Thu Mar 17, 2005 9:25 pm

Dragon Master wrote:If I have any worth, it is to live my life for God so as to teach these peoples; even though some of them still look down on me. –Saint Patrick


Us Druids still be looking down upon ye, St. Paddy. 8)

Though I must admit, me Irish mother would have stuck me with the name "Patrick" had I been born two days later instead o' the Ides of March.

Dunno about your St. Patrick - he's kinda Chucky Heston/Moses-ish. :D

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Postby Sir Dillon » Thu Mar 17, 2005 10:04 pm

Top' O the mornin' to ye.. or should I say afternoon?
Cool vig, I imagine Patrick without a beard though.
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Re: Saint Patrick Vignette

Postby Jojo » Fri Mar 18, 2005 12:00 am

Salve!


TwoTonic Knight wrote:Though I must admit, me Irish mother would have stuck me with the name "Patrick" had I been born two days later instead o' the Ides of March.

So you are baptised "Brutus" instead?


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Postby xxbattosaixx » Fri Mar 18, 2005 12:20 am

Yeah.I walked around school speaking in an Irish accent all day today.Annoyed a lot of people. :wink:

Nice.I like how you didn't go with the general idea of green for him.It was a nice surprise. :)
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Postby Bricksidge » Fri Mar 18, 2005 1:58 am

Saints be praised!

A very nice vig, DM. Really nice landscaping, and nicely chosen parts for the Saint himself.

I'm one of those dark-haired irishmen, who always has to explain that not all irish have red hair :)
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Postby Dragon Master » Fri Mar 18, 2005 3:22 am

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Dunno about your St. Patrick - he's kinda Chucky Heston/Moses-ish.


I agree. He was loosely based of some paintings of Saint Patrick, but I figured that he wouldn’t be in full vestments. But for next year’s model, I may make him younger.

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Top' O the mornin' to ye.. or should I say afternoon?
Cool vig, I imagine Patrick without a beard though.


Same to you! I disagree with the beard though; I have yet to find a depiction of him without one.

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Salve!


Thank you kindly!

Nice.I like how you didn't go with the general idea of green for him. It was a nice surprise.


Thanks. I really wanted move away from the modern perception of Saint Patrick as a green, drunk, leprechaun. I'd tried to make to as accurate to what I think happened as possible.

But I did give in a little, as can be seen from the four leafed clover on the rock.

A very nice vig, DM. Really nice landscaping, and nicely chosen parts for the Saint himself.


Thanks, I was happy with the detail I was able to cram in.

I'm one of those dark-haired irishmen, who always has to explain that not all irish have red hair


Oh tell me about it. I have brown hair, but I have an Irish friend with red hair. He thinks that he is more Irish than me and others, he really thinks that everyone from Ireland looks that way *groan.* I actually looked into it a bit, and it is actually about 10% of the population. And red hair is actually most common in Scotland.

Well St. Patrick's day is drawing to a close; I hope you all had a fun and safe holiday. I have decided to make this my tradition of making a St. Patrick MOC each year, so be ready next March 17th!

DM

Us Druids still be looking down upon ye, St. Paddy.


That pretty much sums it all up I guess. You can't please everyone you know :wink:
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Postby Bruce N H » Fri Mar 18, 2005 4:21 am

Hey,

Nice vig. Blogged!

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