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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_nightfox k_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_nightfox k_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)
cheeky thecheekydragon on March 13th, 2013 04:08 pm (UTC)
With k_nightfox on this one. Wow. Just wow.
whimsycatcher whimsycatcher on April 7th, 2013 03:17 am (UTC)
Thank you!
thalia: Merlin: 2 sides to the coin thalialunacy on March 13th, 2013 04:10 pm (UTC)
GORGEOUS. And perfect. And did I mention gorgeous? Because gorgeous.

whimsycatcher whimsycatcher on April 7th, 2013 03:18 am (UTC)
Thanks so much!
Terrifyingly Friendly: m/a stairs jelazakazone on March 13th, 2013 04:16 pm (UTC)
OMG. YES YES YES. JUST YES. GAH. Sorry I have no other words.
whimsycatcher whimsycatcher 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! :)
whimsycatcher whimsycatcher on April 7th, 2013 03:35 am (UTC)
Aw, well thank you too!
Becky beeej on March 13th, 2013 04:27 pm (UTC)
Oh, that's BEAUTIFUL!
whimsycatcher whimsycatcher on April 7th, 2013 03:36 am (UTC)
Thanks!
amphigoury: MAGIC amphigoury 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!!!!
whimsycatcher whimsycatcher on April 7th, 2013 03:36 am (UTC)
Thank you very much!
FaPingMulan fapingmulan on March 13th, 2013 04:38 pm (UTC)
amazing. well done =3
whimsycatcher whimsycatcher on April 7th, 2013 03:37 am (UTC)
Thank you! ^^
had a kind o' poetry to it altocello 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
whimsycatcher whimsycatcher on April 7th, 2013 03:38 am (UTC)
Many, many thanks!
call me trys tryslora 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.
whimsycatcher whimsycatcher 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!
whimsycatcher whimsycatcher on April 7th, 2013 03:40 am (UTC)
Thanks! ^^
Pimea Feenix dark0feenix on March 13th, 2013 06:33 pm (UTC)
Gorgeous artwork!
whimsycatcher whimsycatcher on April 7th, 2013 03:41 am (UTC)
Thank you!
clotpole clotpole 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!
whimsycatcher whimsycatcher 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 me yorkshirewench on March 13th, 2013 07:15 pm (UTC)
Stunning!
whimsycatcher whimsycatcher on April 7th, 2013 03:43 am (UTC)
Thank you!
scotscookie scotscookie 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)
whimsycatcher whimsycatcher 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
whimsycatcher whimsycatcher on April 7th, 2013 04:17 am (UTC)
Aw, thanks a bunch!
sorrylatenew: Merlin/Arthur | last look sorrylatenew 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.
whimsycatcher whimsycatcher 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_march loaded_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.
whimsycatcher whimsycatcher on April 7th, 2013 04:19 am (UTC)
Thanks very much!
aleluna187: little piece of my heart aleluna187 on March 13th, 2013 09:54 pm (UTC)
This is stunning! I love everything about it.
whimsycatcher whimsycatcher on April 7th, 2013 04:21 am (UTC)
Thank you!
rotrude rotrude 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.
whimsycatcher whimsycatcher on April 7th, 2013 04:29 am (UTC)
Thank you! That's exactly what I envisioned Merlin doing... rushing into the water...
einahpets reni_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!
whimsycatcher whimsycatcher on April 7th, 2013 07:24 am (UTC)
Thank you! Yeah, I made Arthur pretty smooth, lol... glad you enjoy.
darlulu darlulu on March 13th, 2013 10:18 pm (UTC)
This is absolutely gorgeous! I can't stop looking at it.
whimsycatcher whimsycatcher on April 7th, 2013 07:25 am (UTC)
Aw, thanks!
Ing xfortytwo 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
whimsycatcher whimsycatcher on April 7th, 2013 07:26 am (UTC)
Thank you kindly, my dear!
janiecat janiecat 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.
whimsycatcher whimsycatcher on April 7th, 2013 07:27 am (UTC)
I really appreciate those thoughts, thank you!
E.E: merlin thedeathchamber 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!
whimsycatcher whimsycatcher on April 7th, 2013 07:28 am (UTC)
Thanks so much for the lovely comment!