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A flaw in the faerie tale by darkn2ght A flaw in the faerie tale by darkn2ght
A flaw is in this faerie tale
Where not all kings
Wear Gold

But one hath to know
That not all that glitters
Is gold

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This is :iconsaimain:'s OC, Prince Luke in the story of Not All Kings Wear Gold. Drawn for :iconca1300:s dAmn FanArt Contest
Contest #1: "dAmn FanArt"

Draw Your Favorite deviant's OC!

(>^c^)>~~~<3

Stats:
Begins May 1, 2012; Ends precisely May 31, 2012 - 12:00 pm Central Each successfully entered deviation will be awarded 10 points. Due to some unforeseen health issues the final 'winners list' may be posted late. (No later than June 5th.) To win: You MUST have a reference picture of the OC in your artist's comments.You MUST have a link to this contest and proper permissions.You MUST have this contest blog in your favorites.
Hey guys and gals~! Well, May is finally here and do you know what that means? ...It is legitimate contest time! Just like the giveaway (which ended yesterday; Congrats to le winners), this contest will span an entire month in which you c
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i don't know if i made the deadline, since i sure as heck am not sure what time is the central time, nor am i sure what time is it here in my own country, lol, but i really love the character of Prince Luke drawn by the artist whom i admire and like a lot, so it's ok^-^~

Prince Luke is an insane former prince who is now being held in exile. in this drawing, he's holding the silver circlet that he wore as a young prince, knowing he can never wear it again. i added in some scars and tears to the clothing, to show the signs of his struggles to overcome the illusions that bound him. the words 'Not All Kings Wear Gold' were taken from the artist's comment on her illustration. i think the poor prince's had enough pain and suffering, so that's why i typed 'not all that glitters is gold'. the butterfly...you can either view it as another illusion or a symbolism of freedom. 'tis up to you:)

the references i used:


tools:
H, 4H Staedtler pencils, 2B Black Peps pencil, 0.5 mechanical pencil, 110gsm D'arte paper, Paint tool sai for adding the old paper textures and colour of butterfly

time taken:
...roughly 2-3 days i think. i am not sure 8D; well, he is the eighth rough, so...

my commission page:
[link]

other pencils:


photo proof that it really IS traditional:
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:iconrovanna:
Rovanna Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012   Digital Artist
I really love those curving clouds and the pose and body language is great, it's so expressive. The shading on the fabric is an interesting style, kind of like almost cell shading in some parts. :D
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:icondarkn2ght:
darkn2ght Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
thanks:)
oh, that's a new one, i never heard it's like cell shading before. interesting, makes me look at it with new eyes XD
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:iconai-to-maho:
Ai-to-maho Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
Awesome
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:icondarkn2ght:
darkn2ght Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012
thanks dear^^,
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:iconrenagray:
renagray Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
wooo this looks soo- amazing! c:
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:icondarkn2ght:
darkn2ght Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012
thanks^^,
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:iconyagamiseven:
Yagamiseven Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012
This looks great
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:icondarkn2ght:
darkn2ght Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
thanks:)!
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:iconyagamiseven:
Yagamiseven Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012
is it a boy or a girl?
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:icondarkn2ght:
darkn2ght Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012
boy. prince luke.
my girls are slimmer and have boobs dear, mwahahaha
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:iconsmileyjem:
SmileyJEM Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Student General Artist
"All that is gold does not glitter" Is one of my fave quotes from Lord Of The Rings... Remarkably similar.
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:icondarkn2ght:
darkn2ght Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012
argh, i flipped it!!!!! must be because of that phrase 'not all kings wear gold' that got me confused :XD:;
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:iconsmileyjem:
SmileyJEM Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Student General Artist
The face and Hair is beautiful :)
Your Pencil drawings are nearly always your best
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:icondarkn2ght:
darkn2ght Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012
thanks^^,! haha, must be because of that year when i couldn't see a dang thing on my laptop monitor so i ended up drawing with pencils for a whole year that 'trained' me
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:iconkln1671:
kln1671 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful! :D :claps:
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:icondarkn2ght:
darkn2ght Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012
thanks^^,
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:iconsaimain:
Saimain Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Professional General Artist
Oh, this is lovely! Such graceful, flowing lines and wonderful use of contrast and symbolism! You have a beautiful style, and the blue butterfly is a very nice touch. :love: And Luke! Thank you for drawing Luke, I'm quite honored. He's been lacking attention of late (my bad). I wish you all the best of luck in the contest!
:heart:
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:icondarkn2ght:
darkn2ght Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012
thanks, am happy you like it^^,! thanks for your well wishes, it will be a rather nice end to the start of a dismal week if i won *grin* drawing Luke was great fun. i kept have to remind myself to not 'mature' him by accident, lol. and thanks for including this in the meadowheaven gallery, am honoured am sure^-^
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:iconicefox-tsuki:
icefox-Tsuki Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Student General Artist
The little spot of color on the butterfly gives this such a can'tfindabetterword hopeful feeling!
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:icondarkn2ght:
darkn2ght Featured By Owner May 31, 2012
thanks^^,! haha, i had a feeling most of you would chose the symbolism of freedom over despair XD
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:iconicefox-tsuki:
icefox-Tsuki Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Student General Artist
I would sure hope so! :iconsweatdropplz:
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:icondawnblossom:
DawnBlossom Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I love the sudden blue butterfly in the picture!
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:icondarkn2ght:
darkn2ght Featured By Owner May 31, 2012
thanks^^,!
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:icon4a6f726765:
4a6f726765 Featured By Owner May 31, 2012
so f n pretty
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:icondarkn2ght:
darkn2ght Featured By Owner May 31, 2012
thank you^^,
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:iconsavagefrog:
SavageFrog Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
OAO Pretty~!
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:icondarkn2ght:
darkn2ght Featured By Owner May 31, 2012
thanks :D!
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:iconsavagefrog:
SavageFrog Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
your welcome! (>.> I hope you win!)
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:iconenvytheheart:
EnvytheHeart Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the angle you chose! It's so diffrent! And I love how the only color in it is the butterfly!!! :hug: Great job! :love:
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:icondarkn2ght:
darkn2ght Featured By Owner May 31, 2012
thanks. haha, i gotta try high angle next round though. am still not good at that compared to low angle:)
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:iconenvytheheart:
EnvytheHeart Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well you know if you don't work at it you will never get better right? :)
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:icondarkn2ght:
darkn2ght Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012
haha, just that sometimes, the 1st angle that pops to mind would have to be low angle, and for this piece, it happened that the words '..and i lift my eyes to the heavens' pop into my head while i was working on it too. ... ... ... there goes the high angle XD;;;
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:iconenvytheheart:
EnvytheHeart Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:) Well stuff happens. I feel like I have heard that line in a movie somewhere before. ;) I have had moments like that when I'm working on a tribal drawing. Starts out with all intent to be a fish then turns into a horse. What is up with that! lol
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:iconnekooutrage:
Nekooutrage Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely WONDERFUL!
A beautiful sketch with that small touch of blue! I LOVE IT! C:
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:icondarkn2ght:
darkn2ght Featured By Owner May 31, 2012
haha, thanks. yeah, the blue was decided at the spur of the moment, so am rather happy you like it
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:iconnekooutrage:
Nekooutrage Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome!
You really did an amazing job! C:
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:iconsandaro:
Sandaro Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh wow! I really love your pencil work here! *v* <3
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:icondarkn2ght:
darkn2ght Featured By Owner May 31, 2012
thanks^^,
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:iconsandaro:
Sandaro Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My pleasure! :)
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:iconizaisanun:
izaisanun Featured By Owner May 31, 2012
This is amazing! I love the detail, and I especially am fond of the butterfly being in color. A little bit of bright in an otherwise dreary world c: it's very nice.
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:icondarkn2ght:
darkn2ght Featured By Owner May 31, 2012
thanks^^, yeah, i especially just wanted to colour the butterfly so only it stands out
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:iconizaisanun:
izaisanun Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012
It looks wonderful that way!
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:iconcherrydchen:
CherryDChen Featured By Owner May 31, 2012
This is wonderful! All the details are so amazing, really! And I love how you've pictured the butterfly by only colouring it! The clothes are awe-inspiring good! Amazingly drawn ^^
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:icondarkn2ght:
darkn2ght Featured By Owner May 31, 2012
thanks^^,
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