Let's Draw Merlin!

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Jul 1

I really miss this project!!! Do you think there's a chance that we could start it up again??

Yes :)

There actually was a plan to do a larger letsdrawmerlin in the summer and - oooops - it’s summer! However, there’s a bunch of fests on right now (pornathon is starting, After Camlaan, tavern tales, possibly others) SO here’s what we’ll do - letsdrawmerlin summer edition will actually be in the fall.

Once After Camlaan is over (posting starts August 15th) we’ll start our new letsdrawmerlin.

IN THE MEANTIME - please send in prompts/ideas/etc for what you’d like the topic to be! Maybe something happy this time around :)

(and holy shit have I never gotten around to doing the last letsdrawmerlin collage? Why didn’t any of you come slap me in the face??? Anyways, I’m on it!)

Apr 7

donkiwi:

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kiwi notes:

My arm feels a little better after a little unlucky fall while snowboarding * orz*

Morgana releases/ heals Merlin

So technically the due date was a while ago but screw it, if you’ve still got drawings send them in! Accepting art until the collage is posted, which, let’s just say for now at leat one more month and see how that goes!

Mar 2
whimsycatcher:

Another piece I’ve done for Let’s Draw Merlin! The theme for this latest round: Old Endings & New Beginnings! Those last two words made me think of children… So I give you a different ending (out with the old) in which Arthur and Gwen both live happily ever after and have beautiful babies - who, naturally, adore their “Uncle” Merlin! Now, wouldn’t a Court Sorcerer make a brilliant babysitter? Instead of hearing another bedtime story, they’d get to see more magic tricks! <3 (My Art Tag)

whimsycatcher:

Another piece I’ve done for Let’s Draw Merlin! The theme for this latest round: Old Endings & New Beginnings! Those last two words made me think of children… So I give you a different ending (out with the old) in which Arthur and Gwen both live happily ever after and have beautiful babies - who, naturally, adore their “Uncle” Merlin! Now, wouldn’t a Court Sorcerer make a brilliant babysitter? Instead of hearing another bedtime story, they’d get to see more magic tricks! <3 (My Art Tag)

Feb 8
redartist:

For #letsdrawmerlin with link for 600x800pix
Watercolor, Prompt:Old endings and new beginnings
Alternate ending in which Aithusa brings about peace to Camelot.

redartist:

For #letsdrawmerlin with link for 600x800pix

Watercolor, Prompt:Old endings and new beginnings

Alternate ending in which Aithusa brings about peace to Camelot.

donkiwi:

I should have known that playing with the elements so close to Avalon’s gates was going to be one of the few things I would truly regret in life.

The pressure behind my right eye was making me feel dizzy; I could feel it throbbing while images of a different place, a different time, passed before it. I could feel my eye lighting gold and I could not control it, my magic pulsating wildly through my body, pulling me into the dark waters of the lake.

And then everything went black.

The first thing I noticed when I regained consciousness was the tight hot pull on my arm’s muscles then I started to take in my surroundings, it was dark, cold and unfamiliar. Something was really wrong with my right eye. Blood was slowly drying on my face and magic was still pouring out of it in slow waves. I could hardly keep it open without a sharp pain making my eyes roll back and fall into unconsciousness again.

 I was not sure how long I had been hanging from that ceiling when I heard someone getting close. I was exhausted and my head was pounding when I felt warm fingers touch my face.

“What is the meaning of this? Who are you? “

I felt my head be held up. I slowly opened my eyes, biting back a scream when I felt the stabbing pain on my right eye. From my left eye I saw a beautiful woman with inquisitive eyes and skin pale as death itself, looking directly into my eyes, a slow expression of recognition forming on her face. It was funny though, I was pretty sure I had never seen her face, no druid girl had ever looked like her, but probably the fact that I was hanging from a ceiling meant that this was probably one of the hundred of Witch hunters working for Camelot, and with my right eye still shining gold it was obviously impossible for me to fake being just a normal peasant boy. This was it, this was my last day on this world.

“…Merlin”

The name struck something inside of me even if it was the first time I had heard it,

“But it can’t be! He was right here, you… WHO ARE YOU?!”

“ They call me Emrys…”

Suddenly a pang of magic spilled from every pore of the woman in front of me, making everything inside the place fly. Dangerous Golden eyes stared at me, full of fear.

She had magic, she was magic, she was like me. Then I felt myself choke, her magic slowly cutting my air. But why, we were the same.

*”Why are you doing this? We are the same, why!?”*

Tears were streaking down my face as I gasped, my vision already blurry from the lack of air.

*to be continued*

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Super slow updating ahhaa second part! pretty messed up stuff i know, i am just so angsty sometimes….

Ok so, to clarify, this story is laced directly to episode 4x06. I have 2 storylines, one for teen!Merlin and another for Regular!Merlin from the show, but for now i will stick to the Teen!Merlin one because it is confusing just as it it hahaha. Hope it all makes sense.

hoontastic:

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this is for the letsdrawmerlin that’s been going on. the theme is: old endings bring new beginnings. it was revivalofalbion that gave me the idea for this— what if after the final episode merlin didn’t leave camelot? he was appointed as court sorcerer by queen gwen after she lifted the ban on magic, and helped raise the child arthur left behind.

Maybe it can come back in summer, when people'll have more time?

That’s a great idea- I personally would love to do more of these! Maybe the problem is that I’ve been trying to follow the letsdrawsherlock model too closely? Merlin is definitely a smaller fandom, and a monthly art fest is too much of a strain on all of us.

SPLIT SECOND DECISION - there’s going to be a 3 month long letsdrawmerlin summer fest 2014.

Does anyone have ideas for how to make it awesome? Feel free to send them to me :)

Updates!

So the deadline is rapidly approaching and there are only 5 entries so far…

Clearly this is Unacceptable so I’m going to do the following thing - the deadline is extended until February 20th OR 8 entries total - whichever comes last.

Also, I didn’t want to say this earlier because I had Hope, but interest is very obviously waning and this challenge seems like a good one to end on. So! You have one more month to participate in letsdrawmerlin before this party is over! 

thanks to zerdaadastra's great idea, the following will happen - after this challenge letsdrawmerlin will go on hiatus until the summer, when there will be a 3 month long art fest. Feel free to send in your ideas for how to make it awesome!

donkiwi:

I guess  the best part about being born with magic in the middle of the Great Purge  is that I  never get the chance to  grow attached to anyone enough to mourn their certain death.

The druids call me Emrys, yet i don’t remember what my parents named me, nor do i remember my birthday or how old i am supposed to be.

Sometiemes i wonder if I even exist.

Who am I?

What is my purpose?

Why do they hate us so much?

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First part! ahhh i just have so many ideas! i am a slowpoke drawing tho, hope to get more panels done soon!