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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

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!


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 can either view it as another illusion or a symbolism of freedom. 'tis up to you:)

the references i used:

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:

other pencils:

photo proof that it really IS traditional:
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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
darkn2ght Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
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
Ai-to-maho Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
darkn2ght Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012
thanks dear^^,
renagray Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
wooo this looks soo- amazing! c:
darkn2ght Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012
Yagamiseven Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012
This looks great
darkn2ght Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
Yagamiseven Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012
is it a boy or a girl?
darkn2ght Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012
boy. prince luke.
my girls are slimmer and have boobs dear, mwahahaha
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