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22 August 2014 @ 02:18 am
The signup post for the Merlin Art Advent Calendar will open in approx 10 hours - at 12:00PM CST / 5:00PM GMT. Signups by proxy are welcome.

Hope to see you there!

art advent - lilybells 2
Art by lilybells - used with permission.
 
 
21 August 2014 @ 01:35 pm
art advent - oyonok
Art by oyonok@tumblr - used with permission


The plan is to post a Christmas/Winter/Holiday themed art each day from Dec 1st to Dec 25th.

Your imagination is the limit! It can be holiday art or just a lovely winter scene - anything to put us in the holiday spirit.

To participate you just need to claim a date, then post your art to the community on that date! This is a self-posting fest. Posting will not be anonymous. Once you claim a date you are responsible for posting your own submission on that day. (arrangements can be made with the mods to post for you, if you don't have a livejournal account.)

We'll also be asking for some pinch-hit art to help us fill in any gaps, just in case someone can't make their posting date!

Space is limited to 25! We hope you can join us!

The claiming calendar will be coming soon!

If you have any questions, please ask! ♥
 
 
21 August 2014 @ 10:37 am

art advent - lilybells
Art by lilybells@tumblr - used with permission.
 
 
30 April 2014 @ 03:45 pm
[YOU GUYS. It's been such a great ride!! I'm sure Miss Kitty will want to say her own words of closure, but I for one have got to say THIS ROCKED MY SOCKS. As an author and professional art-appreciator, this is my favorite time of year, and I thank each and every one of you for your contributions, your comments, your cheerleading, and your general AWESOMENESS.





And special ♥ to Miss Kitty for her seemingly endless work getting this whole thing together. THREE CHEERS! :D --thalia]

At Your Service [Arthur/Merlin - R]
The Protector, the Healer, the Dragonlord | The Soldier and the Archmage [Merlin, Arthur, Merlin/Arthur (implied) - G]
The Dragon Gang [Merlin/Arthur - PG]
You're Velvet [Colin Morgan - G]
Night Before Battle [Gwaine/Percival - G]
Pendragon [Merlin/Arthur - G]
Black as Night, Sweet as Sin [Merlin/Arthur - PG-13]
Didn't Take Much Convincing [Merlin/Arthur - NC-17]
Thunder [Merlin/Arthur - R]
Defending the Homeland [Arthur, Merlin, Gwaine, Morgana, Gwen, Percival, Morgause - PG]
Everybody Loves Animals [Merlin, Morgana, Arthur, and Gwen - G]
Extremely Important Diplomatic Meetings [Merlin/Arthur, Aithusa - G]
Comfort in Camelot Coppice [Merlin/Arthur - G]
The Maid Serves Her Lady... [Morgana/Gwen - PG]
Bound Through Time [Arthur/Merlin - G]
Work, Work, Work [Merlin, Lancelot, and Gwaine - G]
Betrayal [Mordred/Merlin - PG-13]
Bodhran Players (Beat It Better) [Bodhran Players (Beat It Better) - G]
Genie [Merlin - G]
Avalon [Merlin/Arthur - G]
Part 1: Hero / Part 2: Touch / Part 3: Heartbeat [Merlin; Merlin & Arthur - G]
For the Love of Camelot [Merlin, Arthur, Gwaine - G]
An Accident [Merlin/Arthur - PG-13]
More Trouble Than He's Worth [Merlin/Arthur - NC-17]
We take back Camelot [Merlin & Arthur - G]
The Hunter and the Hunted [Merlin/Arthur - PG]
Romeo and Juliet [Arthur/Merlin - PG]
Paradise [Morgana/Gwen - R]
Cuddling in the King's Chambers [Merlin/Arthur - G]
For Strength [Merlin/Arthur - G]
The Evocator [Merlin - G]
Merlin at Hogwarts [Merlin and Arthur - G]
Hold It Against Me [Arthur/Merlin - PG-13]
Tavern [Merlin/Arthur - PG-13]
Quia Peccavi Nimis [Arthur/Merlin - R]
Coffeeshop Love [Merlin/Arthur- G]
Counting Stars [Gwaine, Percival - G]
We Will Rock You [Gwaine, Merlin, Arthur - G]
On Your Knees, Merlin [Merlin/Arthur - R]
Three's a Party [Merlin/Arthur/Gwaine - NC-17]
Night Games [Merlin/Arthur - PG]
Reunited (And it feels so good) [Merlin and Arthur - G]
Avalon [Merlin and Arthur - G]
Role Reversal [Arthur, Merlin, Gwen, Morgana, Gwaine - G]
In the King's Chambers [Merlin/Arthur - R]
Open Back, Overt Stare [Merlin - G]
Crosswind [Merlin/Arthur, Aithusa - G]
Reborn At Camlann [Merlin/Arthur - PG-13]
 
 
27 April 2014 @ 11:21 am
We take back Camelot [Merlin & Arthur - G]
AU after Arthur's crowning. Merlin and a badly wounded Arthur escape Morgana's seizing of Camelot. While Merlin tends to Arthur's wound, they resolve to take back the Kingdom.

The Hunter and the Hunted [Merlin/Arthur - PG]
Merlin and Arthur hunt supernatural monsters. Then Arthur finds out that Merlin is one of them.

Romeo and Juliet [Arthur/Merlin - PG]
As Arthur's hand barely brushed Merlin's, his heartbeat increased. Then, he started to utter his lines, the first words Romeo addressed to his Juliet. "If I profane with my unworthiest hand" And Merlin looked up at him from under his long eyelashes, his lovely face showing nothing but innocent surprise. "This holy shrine, the gentle fine is this:" Their gazes went to their joined hands. "My lips, two blushing pilgrims, ready stand" Their hearts yearning for more than a mere touch. "To smooth that rough touch with a tender kiss." And so the beautiful story of the star-crossed lovers began to unfold on the stage. The audience seemed to be holding their breath the whole time as they professed tender words of love, as they caressed, kissed and died for each other. There was no hate or repulsion because they both were men. On the stage they weren't Arthur and Merlin anymore. They were just Romeo and Juliet. And they were free to show their true feelings to the world.

Paradise [Morgana/Gwen - R]
Morgana removes her father the King and all men and Camelot is ruled as a matriarchal society. Sorceress and women live in peace.

Cuddling in the King's Chambers [Merlin/Arthur - G]

For Strength [Merlin/Arthur - G]
This is an AU version of 5.13, where Merlin channels magic into Arthur to keep him going until they can reach the lake of Avalon. In my version, Arthur survives.

The Evocator [Merlin - G]
"The cards see what the eyes cannot."

Merlin at Hogwarts [Merlin and Arthur - G]
In my Harry Potter AU, Arthur is sorted into Gryffindor and Merlin is a Slytherin.

Hold It Against Me [Arthur/Merlin - PG-13]
"You're not my first choice, you know?" "Shut up, you prat. I know you're dying to get a piece of me."

Tavern [Merlin/Arthur - PG-13]
Arthur gets handsy.

Quia Peccavi Nimis [Arthur/Merlin - R]
For I have sinned exceedingly in thought, by delight, and by consent, by word and deed.

Coffeeshop Love [Merlin/Arthur- G]
Merlin works at a coffee shop that Arthur frequents. He's a bit clumsy but extremely adorable and Arthur works up the courage to ask him out.

Counting Stars [Gwaine, Percival - G]
ci-fi/future AU. Percival and Gwaine from the Starship Camelot are on patrol on the planet surface, but just because they're on duty doesn't mean they can't relax and joke around.

We Will Rock You [Gwaine, Merlin, Arthur - G]
From the Article: "Top 10 Bands To Watch Out For In 2014" Photo © Camelot Photography.

On Your Knees, Merlin [Merlin/Arthur - R]
Merlin serves his king in any way that Arthur demands.

Three's a Party [Merlin/Arthur/Gwaine - NC-17]

Night Games [Merlin/Arthur - PG]
My headcanon for this is that Merlin is an Elf Prince who often ventures beyond the borders of his land to explore Camelot despite the fact that Camelot is no friend to the elves. Arthur finds out about him and they begin a game of cat and mouse full of UST. Merlin finally catches him one night in the forest.

Reunited (And it feels so good) [Merlin and Arthur - G]

Avalon [Merlin and Arthur - G]
Merlin and Arthur at Avalon.

Role Reversal [Arthur, Merlin, Gwen, Morgana, Gwaine - G]
modern au, rock star dude!morgana (morgan), truck driver girl!gwaine (gwen), nurse boy!gwen (gwaine), lawyer lady!merlin (still merlin) and professional athlete lady!arthur (arya).

In the King's Chambers [Merlin/Arthur - R]
Merlin likes it when Arthur wears the crown, and so does Arthur.

Open Back, Overt Stare [Merlin - G]
(From "Overt Operations" by digthewriter@AO3): "He was wearing pyjama bottoms and a hospital gown that was open in the back. Arthur couldn't help but stare down Merlin's back and admire his smooth skin and the hint of back muscle just below the shoulder blades. He licked his lips and had to use all his willpower to not just wrap his arm around Merlin's waist and pull him in—hold him."

Crosswind [Merlin/Arthur, Aithusa - G]
As Arthur leads his men into battle, Merlin and the Lady Aithusa assist from above.

Reborn At Camlann [Merlin/Arthur - PG-13]
You know what they say, man. We all die at Camlann, then we're reborn." Or how Arthur got his groove back.
 
 
25 April 2014 @ 08:40 pm
Artist: alby_mangroves
Title: Reborn At Camlann
Pairing/Characters: Arthur/Merlin
Media: Charcoal & conte, jam, honey
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: Symbolic flora
Prompt #: My own \o/ - Inspired by the anonymous WIP on the kmm, "At Camlann"
Artist's Notes: Thanks to Amph, Cello and Mizu for their sound advice and to the mods for running this wonderful fest. Thanks to the brilliant anon who is writing At Camlann, it's my favourite. I hope this art counts as a glomp and not as a slight against your brilliant fill <3
Summary: "You know what they say, man. We all die at Camlann, then we're reborn." Or how Arthur got his groove back.

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25 April 2014 @ 09:57 am
Artist: DeHeerKonijn@tumblr
Title: Crosswind
Pairing/Characters: Merlin/Arthur, Aithusa
Media: Digital (Corel Painter IX)
Rating: G
Warnings: None
Prompt #: The same prompt as last: Merlin/Arthur and what could have been with Aithusa
Artist's Notes: This is the one where I got a bit carried away haha. I'm embarrassed about how quickly I did it, but I love fics wherein Merlin helps fight for Camelot and so it just happened! I think that Arthur's condition for Merlin being involved in battle, Druid Jesus or not, would be that he needs to stay on dragonback at all times. Arthur insisted on the face plate for Aithusa because he is a doting and proud daddy. I also have a short and sloppy storyboard for this pic because that's how I cope with not being a writer haha.
Summary: As Arthur leads his men into battle, Merlin and the Lady Aithusa assist from above.

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25 April 2014 @ 01:15 am
Artist: whimsycatcher
Title: Open Back, Overt Stare
Pairing/Characters: Merlin
Media: Digital (Paint Tool SAI)
Rating: G
Warnings: None, I would think...
Prompt #: 10
Artist's Notes: So this was the second prompt I snagged - another excerpt from a fic, woo! I confess my fondness for shoulder blades, blue monotone, and the backs of Colin's ears... Uh, anyway, this piece ended up much more solemn (eerie, even) than I intended, especially as the written scene is rather on the fun side! Eh... oh well...
Summary: (From "Overt Operations" by digthewriter@AO3)
"He was wearing pyjama bottoms and a hospital gown that was open in the back. Arthur couldn't help but stare down Merlin's back and admire his smooth skin and the hint of back muscle just below the shoulder blades. He licked his lips and had to use all his willpower to not just wrap his arm around Merlin's waist and pull him in—hold him."

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24 April 2014 @ 03:10 am
Artist: attaasa / barbitone
Title: In the King's Chambers
Pairing/Characters: Merlin/Arthur
Media: Digital Art
Rating: R
Warnings: Sexual content, partial nudity
Prompt #: A18
Summary: Merlin likes it when Arthur wears the crown, and so does Arthur

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Artist: tink_sky_reid
Title: role reversal
Pairing/Characters: arthur, merlin, gwen, morgana, gwaine; gen
Media: traditional art (pencil, greyscale)
Rating: g
Warnings: umm, genderbending? (well sexbending technically, i changed both their biological sex and their gender identity)
Prompt #: n/a
Artist's Notes: i'm actually quite fond of these, they took quite a bit of time but i enjoyed it, i even came up with backstories for them so yeah this was fun, the girls especially look nice imo
Summary: modern au, rock star dude!morgana (morgan), truck driver girl!gwaine (gwen), nurse boy!gwen (gwaine), lawyer lady!merlin (still merlin) and professional athlete lady!arthur (arya)

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