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Merlin line art by red-gold-sparks Merlin line art by red-gold-sparks
Believe it or not, this was actually the first project I turned in for my comics grad school art class. The assignment was to take characters from an established work and drop them into a very different world, but to unify the characters with the world. Naturally I decided to draw Merlin and Arthur as hipsters in my hometown.

This piece had to be done entirely in line work with no hatching, no shading and no spot blacks. We were using ink and dip pens. This was done with a crow quill and hunt nibs 104 and 102 with Higgins Black ink.

9x12 inches, pen and ink
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Merlin line art by red-gold-sparks. It's always refreshing to see an artist's interpretation of their favorite characters, and this is no exception. There's a lot to see and explore in this scene. Check out all the details! ( Suggested by pica-ae and Featured by alexandrasalas )
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AgentSlytherin Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Student General Artist
This is beautiful! It looks like the kind of piece that would be featured on a fuzzy-art thing, and I totally want to doodle colors on it :3
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:

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red-gold-sparks Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Ah, thank you very much! :heart:
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014
It's my pleasure! :)

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aikirangel Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I hope you got graded excellent on this work. Your line work is amazing. Given the constraints you got as part of the assignment...you totally A+++ it.
Congratulations on the DD and I'm faving it for sure.
I will look at this to inspire me.
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red-gold-sparks Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Ah, thank you! My teacher did indeed like this piece (he had seen some of the show- he recognized Merlin and Arthur so that was fun :)
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SekoiyaStoryteller Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014   General Artist
Haha, so cute! :D I love how you stuck Draggin in there. <3
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red-gold-sparks Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Hee hee, thank you :)
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MitsukiAmda Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014

I know this is off topic but

PLEASE help me gain votes

by liking these photo one like would really be a great help

thank you :)  <3


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Living-In-Whimsy Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I thought this looked familiar.
Went to fave it.
Already there~
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red-gold-sparks Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Ahh, thank you for trying to fav it twice :) :)
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pootwo Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014
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I'm so in love with this.
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red-gold-sparks Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Ahh, thank you :heart: 

(I am so in love with them...)
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pootwo Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014
:hug:
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red-gold-sparks Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
:)
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MYBEANS17 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014
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HimitsuUK Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014   Photographer
Great ! :)
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red-gold-sparks Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
:)
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gamewizard-2008 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Student Digital Artist
This IS awesome! ^D^
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red-gold-sparks Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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gamewizard-2008 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Welcome :D
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Fractaldragon Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Well done! I am impressed, this is really fine work. Love the dragon overhead. :) Congrats on the DD!
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red-gold-sparks Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! This was actually a school assignment that I had a lot of fun with :)
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Jayswing101 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is a beauty! :heart: Congrats on the DD :la:
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red-gold-sparks Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! My first, and very much a surprise!
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Jayswing101 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! :D It's wonderful, so you shouldn't be too surprised about it! :happybounce:
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beachelf Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014
:iconcongratsplz: on the DD! :woohoo:
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red-gold-sparks Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
:heart:
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chibi-demon-angel694 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great work! :clap:
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red-gold-sparks Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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chibi-demon-angel694 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! :hug:
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Ta-moe Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
haha, omg - how useful your class was XD
and I love the castle in the background ^o^ and of course that they are holding hands ;D
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red-gold-sparks Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :) It was an excellent class- even more so because it allowed me to draw a fan art idea which had been floating in my head for quite a while...
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sarahhart4 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Student Filmographer
lol aw this is genius!!! i wonder what your prof said when they saw this ;) 
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red-gold-sparks Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Lol, he said 'Is this Merlin? Good likeness. Arthur has kind of a boy band look'
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sarahhart4 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Student Filmographer
LOL omg thats amazing he could recognize it!!! aw i love bradley's boy band look ;)
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red-gold-sparks Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Lol, me too! And yes, my drawing teacher was a total nerd it was great :)
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LarienWang Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
Please tell me what behind Arthur isn't a chain mail.
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red-gold-sparks Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Lol, it totally is
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Faunartia Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice picture C:
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red-gold-sparks Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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texasislandr Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

This is awesome :D

 

I love the armor in the window lol what a great idea! The dragon is amazing, love this :D 

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red-gold-sparks Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :)
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YumikoLi Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist
WOW!
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red-gold-sparks Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
:D 
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FictionLover987 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist
i love the armour in the window shops :D
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red-gold-sparks Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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FictionLover987 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist
^^
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