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04-01-2013, 12:47 PM
Merlin, a fascinating figure of the King Arthur legend. He was a wizard, Arthur's mentor and guardian of the Holy Grail. He seems to appear young and a person that looks like Santa Claus.
I have to read the links myself to get the full story.
Here are some artists and illustrators who have depicted the wizard.
04-01-2013, 12:59 PM
You may copy any of these images or convert them to your own style, or make up a Merlin scene of your own. I don't have a large image link because all I could pull up was Classic Comics and the TV show.
Here are the links that tell the tale:
04-01-2013, 01:56 PM
Sorry. Just couldn't resist. :D
But I like the theme. If I have time, I'll come up with something.
04-02-2013, 05:09 AM
I decided that Merlin and Gandalf are in fact one and the same person, so I made a copy after John Howe's famous cover illustration for "Lord of the Rings."
04-02-2013, 08:54 AM
Oh, Brian, this is great. I didn't know if anyone would actually be interested in the old guy...but here he is. Very nice illustration.:thumbsup:
04-03-2013, 12:34 AM
Yep, Merlin and Gandalf seem very like the same wizard! Nice illustration Brian.
04-12-2013, 11:24 AM
My version of Cambion, acrylic, pen and old brushes that had a will of their own.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/12-Apr-2013/42757-merlin22.jpg and old brushes that had a will of their own.
04-12-2013, 02:25 PM
brian....thats really a good idea, he does have the Merlin touch...well done....janet....i love the blend of colour from the b/g into their clothing....very very nicely done....now is this the welsh Merlin?? tyree:clap:
04-14-2013, 06:19 AM
ATC, Merlin, after Beardsley. Pen and ink wash.
04-14-2013, 06:20 AM
Janet, I love the medieval colourful version you did!!
04-14-2013, 06:59 AM
Ah, the younger Merlin. Very good. Glad Merlin is getting his due here. Been reading. Such an interesting character.
04-15-2013, 06:30 AM
june.....wonderful version of the younger Merlin...very nice linear drawing!!! tyree:wave:
07-23-2013, 02:34 AM
Brian, a very lively Merlin.
Janet, great tapestry at the background.
June, a very contemplative Merlin.
Finally, I have something to show.
Here are two oil pastel piece on Strathmore 50 lb drawing sketchbook 9x12 inch.
Mungyo oil pastel with Chinese brush and ink
This one is blended mostly with Kimberly Watercolor pencil used dry. That way, it is not overblended and it has added colors.
07-23-2013, 09:47 AM
Glad you didn't forget Merlin. Nice work,,,very loose. Love that eye.
07-25-2013, 07:57 AM
these are wonderful Sandra,,,,especially that first one..love it...tyree:clap: :wave:
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