Iím almost sorry for spamming your inboxes these days, folks. Please bear with me, university will soon deprive me of lots of free time again soon and Iíd like to use my creative energy until then.
So hereís the coloured version of Vortigernís Castle Ė an episode from Arthurian legend which of course exists in several different versions and I made my own one. Iíd really like to do MUCH more illustrations and comic pages on my very own version of Arthurian stuff (and yep, it would all be set in 6th century Wales and have unpronouncable Welsh names). Someday. Between too many other projects.
Anyway, have Vortigern admiring little Merlinís prophetic skills. Yes, I went with the version that the child who was supposed to be sacrificed but instead made this bloody prophecy of doom and interpreted the fight of the dragons and stuff, you know the rest in whichever version is Merlin. And yes, Merlin is a christian. If you say otherwise, youíre obviously also led astray by
utterly stupid er I mean funny movies like Excalibur. Blah.
Oh and those ruins in the background are actually inspired by the Hammershus ruins on Bornholm. Because 5th or 6th century Britain is SO close to 12th century Scandinavia, you know. Erm. Means I just like the Hammershus. I should paint it more often.
Watercolour. The colours turned out less dramatic than I wanted because I lost patience after spending about three hours on the deep red background wash and the stones and my computerís screen turns it all rosy for me, but wayne. I hope the colours turned out half way alright on your screens.