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13 March 2013 @ 12:01 pm
Arthur Arisen [Merlin/Arthur - PG13]  
Artist whimsycatcher // whimsycatcher (Tumblr) // pAgebReaTher (DA)
Title: Arthur Arisen
Pairing/Characters: Merlin/Arthur
Media: digital painting (Paint Tool SAI)
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: Just a bit of royal crack.
Prompt #: 30
Notes: Well, when Lancelot came back from the dead, he didn't have anything on! Why should Arthur? I wasn't just too lazy to paint his armour... Anyway, the squick for this prompt was “girly men”, so why not show off some bare muscle along with Merlin's scruffiness?
Summary:Merlin had sworn to serve his King until the day he dies... and so the immortal sorcerer waited. Over a thousand years pass, feeling like an eternity, before... at last... Arthur returns from Avalon.





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k_nightfoxk_nightfox on March 13th, 2013 04:04 pm (UTC)
OMG, this is spectacular!! I love EVERYTHING about it. I may come back and say more later when I can stop making noises like a chipmunk.
k_nightfoxk_nightfox on March 14th, 2013 04:20 am (UTC)
Just so you know, I've left this tab open all day so I can just keep looking at this as I go about doing other things. Soooo beautiful!!!
(no subject) - whimsycatcher on April 7th, 2013 03:15 am (UTC) (Expand)
cheekythecheekydragon on March 13th, 2013 04:08 pm (UTC)
With k_nightfox on this one. Wow. Just wow.
whimsycatcherwhimsycatcher on April 7th, 2013 03:17 am (UTC)
Thank you!
thalia: Merlin: 2 sides to the cointhalialunacy on March 13th, 2013 04:10 pm (UTC)
GORGEOUS. And perfect. And did I mention gorgeous? Because gorgeous.

whimsycatcherwhimsycatcher on April 7th, 2013 03:18 am (UTC)
Thanks so much!
Terrifyingly Friendly: m/a stairsjelazakazone on March 13th, 2013 04:16 pm (UTC)
OMG. YES YES YES. JUST YES. GAH. Sorry I have no other words.
whimsycatcherwhimsycatcher on April 7th, 2013 03:34 am (UTC)
Hehe, glad you like!
i need a raincoat.chaosmaka on March 13th, 2013 04:18 pm (UTC)
This is so heartbreakingly beautiful ;___; ♥ Thank you! :)
whimsycatcherwhimsycatcher on April 7th, 2013 03:35 am (UTC)
Aw, well thank you too!
Beckybeeej on March 13th, 2013 04:27 pm (UTC)
Oh, that's BEAUTIFUL!
whimsycatcherwhimsycatcher on April 7th, 2013 03:36 am (UTC)
Thanks!
amphigoury: MAGICamphigoury on March 13th, 2013 04:32 pm (UTC)
Great composition! I love scruffy!Merlin and Arthur is looking FINE! And I like the use of grain here. FANTASTIC!!!!
whimsycatcherwhimsycatcher on April 7th, 2013 03:36 am (UTC)
Thank you very much!
FaPingMulanfapingmulan on March 13th, 2013 04:38 pm (UTC)
amazing. well done =3
whimsycatcherwhimsycatcher on April 7th, 2013 03:37 am (UTC)
Thank you! ^^
had a kind o' poetry to italtocello on March 13th, 2013 05:04 pm (UTC)
Oh, that is beautiful! So much to love; the pose, the likenesses, the composition, the way you've drawn Arthur's back, the tear sliding down Merlin's cheek, the way Arthur's burrowed into the crease of Merlin's neck, the mistiness, and water sliding off of Arthur... just, all of it! <3
whimsycatcherwhimsycatcher on April 7th, 2013 03:38 am (UTC)
Many, many thanks!
call me trystryslora on March 13th, 2013 05:56 pm (UTC)
Guh. I'm just... yeah. Speechless. From Merlin's scruff, to Arthur's back and ass, to the color to the expression (both facial and body language). This is GORGEOUS.
whimsycatcherwhimsycatcher on April 7th, 2013 03:39 am (UTC)
Thank you so much!
itzcoatl on March 13th, 2013 06:28 pm (UTC)
That is SO PRETTY! And I love the colouring you've used. Gorgeous!
whimsycatcherwhimsycatcher on April 7th, 2013 03:40 am (UTC)
Thanks! ^^
Pimea Feenixdark0feenix on March 13th, 2013 06:33 pm (UTC)
Gorgeous artwork!
whimsycatcherwhimsycatcher on April 7th, 2013 03:41 am (UTC)
Thank you!
clotpoleclotpole on March 13th, 2013 06:54 pm (UTC)
I'm just speechless... Arthur's body and the way he clings onto Merlin, Merlin peaceful face at last. Gorgeous art!
whimsycatcherwhimsycatcher on April 7th, 2013 03:42 am (UTC)
Thank you! I'm glad you see that in Merlin's expression.
yorkshirewench: [Merlin] Arthur/Merlin hold meyorkshirewench on March 13th, 2013 07:15 pm (UTC)
Stunning!
whimsycatcherwhimsycatcher on April 7th, 2013 03:43 am (UTC)
Thank you!
scotscookiescotscookie on March 13th, 2013 07:41 pm (UTC)
*fans self* naked Arthur is hot enough, but for some reason the beanie and fingerless gloves and Merlin being dressed is just... urg... yum... *flails*

Lovely!

OMG - several days later and I've just looked at it again... (and again). The water on Arthur's body and the bone and muscles in Arthur's back. And then I noticed that Merlin is crying... *snivels*

Edited at 2013-03-23 09:31 am (UTC)
whimsycatcherwhimsycatcher on April 7th, 2013 04:15 am (UTC)
Glad that appeals to you, lol! Thank you! ^^
(ノ⊙ω⊙)ノ~『✧~~✧』fuckyeah on March 13th, 2013 07:49 pm (UTC)
*jaw drops* This is absolutely breathtaking. Merlin's scruff, his tears, those gloves, the hug, and of course, Arthur's butt! Ahhh, so lovely! <3
whimsycatcherwhimsycatcher on April 7th, 2013 04:17 am (UTC)
Aw, thanks a bunch!
sorrylatenew: Merlin/Arthur | last looksorrylatenew on March 13th, 2013 08:34 pm (UTC)
This is absolutely, stunningly gorgeous. I can't even name all the things I love about it. It just...LOOKS so much like them. Amazing and beautiful.
whimsycatcherwhimsycatcher on April 7th, 2013 04:18 am (UTC)
Well thank you! I'm glad you can see both their likenesses.

Edited at 2013-04-07 04:20 am (UTC)
loaded_marchloaded_march on March 13th, 2013 09:09 pm (UTC)
wow. That is amazingly well composed, coloured and crafted. I love Merlin's expression, the muscles of Arthur's back, the way they're holding each other.
whimsycatcherwhimsycatcher on April 7th, 2013 04:19 am (UTC)
Thanks very much!
aleluna187: little piece of my heartaleluna187 on March 13th, 2013 09:54 pm (UTC)
This is stunning! I love everything about it.
whimsycatcherwhimsycatcher on April 7th, 2013 04:21 am (UTC)
Thank you!
rotruderotrude on March 13th, 2013 10:06 pm (UTC)
This is definitely how it happens when Arthur comes back. Love that Merlin's got his clothes on. It must mean that he just needed to rush to meet Arthur... naked Arthur look hot, btw.
Superb.
whimsycatcherwhimsycatcher on April 7th, 2013 04:29 am (UTC)
Thank you! That's exactly what I envisioned Merlin doing... rushing into the water...
einahpetsreni_m on March 13th, 2013 10:16 pm (UTC)
Love the sculpted look to Artur. And really nice choice using a monochromatic palette. Lovely work!
whimsycatcherwhimsycatcher on April 7th, 2013 07:24 am (UTC)
Thank you! Yeah, I made Arthur pretty smooth, lol... glad you enjoy.
darluludarlulu on March 13th, 2013 10:18 pm (UTC)
This is absolutely gorgeous! I can't stop looking at it.
whimsycatcherwhimsycatcher on April 7th, 2013 07:25 am (UTC)
Aw, thanks!
Ingxfortytwo on March 13th, 2013 10:30 pm (UTC)
oh my god! I'm dead and gone. This is fucking amazing. I CAN'T I CAN'T I CAN'T
whimsycatcherwhimsycatcher on April 7th, 2013 07:26 am (UTC)
Thank you kindly, my dear!
janiecatjaniecat on March 13th, 2013 10:39 pm (UTC)
This is spectacular. You've conveyed so much emotion without one word being written or uttered. Truly remarkable. I love it.
whimsycatcherwhimsycatcher on April 7th, 2013 07:27 am (UTC)
I really appreciate those thoughts, thank you!
E.E: merlinthedeathchamber on March 13th, 2013 10:57 pm (UTC)
AH. This is fantastic. The choice of monochrome, that exquisite lighting, the texture (Merlin's hat! Arthur's hair!)... the water dripping down his body (and what a body), Merlin's face and hands. Marvelous technique and beyond that, the emotion and atmosphere conveyed... so much love. Beautiful!
whimsycatcherwhimsycatcher on April 7th, 2013 07:28 am (UTC)
Thanks so much for the lovely comment!