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King Arthur by InfernalFinn King Arthur by InfernalFinn
Arthur later in his life, perhaps before the Battle of Camlann.

Update: Here is a more recent rendition of Arthur: [link]. There are still certain things about this one that I prefer, but it is fun to look back and see how far I've come.
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ChojinRyu750 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
sweet
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Geeknasium Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Quality. So great. Lost words because of awesomeness.
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LordElthibar Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013
Historically, isn't he known as Arturious Castus?
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InfernalFinn Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013
It is certainly a popular belief that Lucius Artorius Castus was inspiration for the mythical figure of King Arthur. 

This Arthur, however, was inspired by TH White's Once and Future King - published in 1958. White was inspired by Malory who in turn was inspired by Geoffrey of Monmouth and other contemporaries... by the time you get to me drawing this piece - there is very little historical authenticity to be found haha.
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GigiLovegood Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
lovely! *-*
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belianis Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Your castle is very much in the Spanish heraldic style. Do you study heraldry as I have done for 50 years?
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner May 19, 2011
I love him! The details on his armour and robes are exquisite! A definite fave!:+favlove:
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MasterMitosi Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I bow down to you. :worship: You did a fantastic job!
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InfernalFinn Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011
Thanks, I'm glad you like it, but I really ought to do another Arthurian piece. This one is kind of embarrassing to look at after all this time.
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MasterMitosi Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! How's it embarrassing? Maybe you could do Arthur's killer, Mordred the Murderer (that's what I like to call him)?
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vassal-of-bahamut Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010
His whole look is awesome, from the 12th century style mail and clothing, down to the leather shoulder guards. It looks appropriately historical and mythic, just how Arthur should look.

I love how simple Excalibur looks: not prettied up with weird shapes or anything. It's just a simple, extraodinarily powerful blade. His missing scabbard is a nice touch too, which means this would have been him after Morgana stole the sheath?
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LoZCollector Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Wow... Someone knows his Authurian history. I'm impressed! There's so many people who don't even know Excalibur from Caliburn, or their Lancelot from their Percival.
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vassal-of-bahamut Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011
Well, thank you for the compliment! Though to be honest, there are enough stories in the Srthurian cycle that you could mix up any of the names and random and find out some other author (Chretien de Troyes) has already done that :P
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HerosLegend Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010
Nice
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HerosLegend Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010
The greatest King of all time. Awsome job.
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MarDun Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010
Perfect and wonderful!
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nigellus Featured By Owner May 27, 2010  Student
One of the best Arthur's Ive seen

Love the Surcoat
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amypaulson Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Very nice! Just how I think King Arthur would have looked. :aww:
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aannttee Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2009
Awseome!I like how you didn't give him full body armour,because it came to use in the 13th century,while King Arthur has been sead to live in either the 4th,5th or 6th century
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JackieKnight Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2009
Awesome!
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Mmaster1 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009   Photographer
love it!
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NeoPhoneix Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2008
It's a nice piece. I just have a bit of issues with the arms displayed on his surcoat. A more apporiate one to use would have been 3 gold lions on red background as the ones you've used have the fluer-de-lyis representing France.
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InfernalFinn Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2008
First of all, I'm glad you like the piece : )

In regard to the arms, historically the golden lions on a red field have been used with the English kings of the house of Plantagenet after Henry II.

Arthur has been seen and described with anywhere from three to thirteen crowns on either a red or blue backing, representing his numerous domains, which include areas in France. As for the fleur-de-lys, TH White's The Once and Future King describes Arthur's father Uther as a kind of William the Conqueror figure, and Merlin frequently describes the nobility as Norman. National borders weren't as clear cut as they are today, at least not until later in the Middle Ages : )

The dragon rampant would be his father's coat of arms, while I threw in the castle and the cross to represent Camelot and his piety, or to signify the grail quest.

Thanks for bringing up the coat-of-arms, I love discussing details like that!
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XxMaRtZ93xX Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2008
excellent work, definitely a fav. :)
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InfernalFinn Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2008
thanks, I was really happy with the way it came out as well : )
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Falon2007 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2008
very cool,i like the colours too!
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InfernalFinn Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2008
thanks! it's very gratifying to see a piece come together with the colors you want : )
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spazz123 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
your best one yet!i like it...FAV!=D
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InfernalFinn Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2008
huzzah! I felt like it was a milestone as well, I'm really happy with the way it came out. :D
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karauma Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008
You're still alive!? D:>
And I spent a lot on those Hitmen. >.>

But seriously, I haven't seen any updates from you in a while. It's good to see you back.
: D
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InfernalFinn Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008
haha its nice to know I've been missed. Yes I'm still alive, my internet hasn't faired so well as of late. So I've been unable to post. Thankfully that's been remedied.
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karauma Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008
Huzzah!
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Thales01 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008
Stunning job! I really like the beard and clothes (gloves are perfect). But I'm thinking about his legs. It looks like there are turned on the different side than his body. It's possible to stand that way but it's much more comfortable if he would have his right leg in front if you know what I mean. Anyway It's another great picture. :)
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InfernalFinn Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008
thanks, I'm glad you like it! :D And I know what you're talking about as far as the legs are concerned. The pose I used for as reference had me scratching my head a bit at the uncomfortable positioning of the legs...but I opted to leave it that way because, well hes Arthur, hes like a statue, he feels no pain haha.
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Carnage1235 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010   Photographer
I'm glad to see he isn't in any REAL plate armour, that would of been inaccurate to the time period.

Nice job.
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Thales01 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008
Wow, I forget! :aww: You're right. I was trying that pose but Arthur is Arthur. Ah, those silly Englishmen... :D
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Thinkerman Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008
it is just great, man! i like his clothes and his face, good job!
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InfernalFinn Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008
fanks :D
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