Saturday, February 25, 2012

Sunday Sketches

Always a Merlyn fan, recently I have been re-reading books about him and King Arthur. Mary Stewart has a trilogy of the Arthurian Legends, and T.H. White wrote The Once and Future King with an unpublished conclusion, The Book of Merlyn. This last book has become my favorite with the fabulous illustrations by Trevor Stubley and the analogies of man and animal especially when Merlyn turns Arthur into an ant and a goose.

I admit to taking Trevor's illustration of Merlyn and Archimedes (his owl) and adding color and my spin to the characters.

10 comments:

  1. i love the merlin/king arthur legends as well. great interpretation!

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  2. What a great Merlin! And I love his owl too. Well done!

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  3. Hi Joanne, I love the legends of Merlin and King Arthur... I recently found out that there is real evidence that Merlin existed... although they still think that Arthur was several people...It's fasinating... love your illustration... :)

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  4. Awesome Merlin!!!
    I've been reading about Arthurian themes all my life. I'm an Arthurian and Celtic fan. Of course I read Mary Stewart's trilogy, Marion Zimmer-Bradley's one and everything I could put my hands on!! :)

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  5. hi Joanne,

    i love your use of colors. love also the character in his face and his wonderful feathered friend.

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  6. Wonderful illustration and colors ~ Wow! ~namaste, carol (A Creative Harbor) Happy SS

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  7. Oh I remember fascinating Merlyn!

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  8. This is too cool... I am a bit of a myths and legends fan myself so this is especially cool in my book...xx

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  9. Oh my gosh, this is a side of you I've not seen before and totally love it. Your Merlyn is brilliant, Joanne. I love him and his owl. :)

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  10. Good stuff! More, please..
    :-)

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