Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Arthurian legend

I'm really hyper right now. I took a four hour nap earlier since I knew I would be pulling an all-nighter. Plus, I had some delicious Mountain Dew: White Out. Now, I feel like I've taken a mild form of Ritalin and I feel like bouncing off the walls.

That being said, the reason I'm pulling an all-nighter is because of this image:
I'm drawing a book cover for my Arthurian Legends class based off of The Mists of Avalon and Le Morte d'Arthur. I wanted to do something based off of Duality since Morgan in Mists is not a temptress like in d'Arthur. I mean, she kind of is, but she has good reason to do it. D'Arthur's Morgan just wants to get revenge on Arthur for whatever reason and Mists's Morgan wants to take the throne and rule for Avalon since Arthur refuses to do it and is betraying the oath he made to the Lady of the Lake by ruling as a Christian king and ignoring and even allowing other people to persecute the Druids.

The Mists of Avalon is a good book. You should read it, especially if you want another take on Arthurian legends and another view point (it's from the female point of view and as such, it's slightly feminist). After reading this, it made me change my mind about ever wanting to live in the Middle Ages since as a woman, I'd be treated like shit, especially by the church. Wouldn't mind being a Druid though, if how they are portrayed is accurate.

tl;dr: I'm hyper.


  1. I appreciate the TLDR, heehee. I can't wait to see the final product!

  2. Holy crap. It's been forever since I looked here and no one comments. ERGO. JUST FOR YOU, OMI, the first possible commentor, I SHALL SCAN THE PICS TOMORROW AND POST THEM.