Cover of The Children’s King Arthur (1915). Elaine of Astolat by an unknown artist.
Arthurian legend + text posts—part 2!
(I’m not certain that the “Grail Maiden” in the first one is meant to be Elaine of Corbenic, but that’s who I was thinking of. And I haven’t watched Starz Camelot so I have no idea if their Kay is anything like Malory’s Kay, but it’s hard to find an easily recognizable picture of Kay.)
omg Nimue XD this is great.
Ohh Kay in Camelot Starz is the cutest puppy ever and the knight everyone loves because he is adorable.
Torre and Lavaine Bid Farewell to the Body of Elaine - Gustave Doré
So those two brethren…
… kissed her quiet brows, and saying to her
"Sister, farewell for ever," and again
"Farewell, sweet sister," parted all in tears.[x]
(Part 2 of Queen of the Decks dolls anon’s submission)
And here’s the second one - Elaine of Astolat, though I suppose this could be the Lady of Shalott as well. (They are kinda-sorta the same person, right? OTL)
I’d make more, but I’m a newbie to the legends and haven’t delved as deep into Arthuriana as I ought. D: I’m considering making Arthur and the Knights that I know of, but genderbent to fit the dollmaker (Queen Arthur and her Knights?).
William Holman Hunt’s tremendous painting from Tennyson’s tremendous poem, ‘The Lady of Shalott’ (1832).But in her web she still delightsTo weave the mirror’s magic sights,For often thro’ the silent nightsA funeral, with plumes and lightsAnd music, came from Camelot:Or when the moon was overheadCame two young lovers lately wed;I am half sick of shadows,’ saidThe Lady of Shalott.
Second of my modern Arthurian AU ladies~ Elaine of Astolat! (I literally posted a picture of her like four days ago I have no self control) I drew her as a painter in reference to the whole reading of The Lady of Shalott as a metaphor for the artist, and I dig the idea of her being the dreamy romantic artistic type. I envision her relationship with Lancelot as a bit more complex than it’s generally written, with her being an unwitting pawn in his kinda douchebag-y plan to make Guinevere jealous after they have some stupid spat. Lancelot eventually realises he’s dun goofed when it becomes apparent that a) Elaine is actually totally sweet and he likes her a lot but doesn’t love her b) Guinevere gets more angry on Elaine’s behalf than jealous and c) Elaine falls completely in love with him. Oops.
More ladies: Morgan le Fay
Elaine of Astolat with Lancelot’s shield~
This took way longer than I thought it would, coloured that doodle I did the other week. Gave it a bit of an art nouveau flavour. Was fun to colour! Used stock for the lilies, I’m not that patient. Not sure how I feel about it overall, but ehhh.
First request done! queeringcamelot wanted Queen Guinevere and Elaine of Astolat being cute after my post about Guinevere/Elaine slash the other day. I figure they’re waiting for Arthur and the knights to finish their ~man business~ and Guinevere’s like ‘this is totally boring let’s sneak off and bang somewhere’ because who needs Lancelot anyway right
But yeah this was fun I totally want to do some more of these two ^3^ Thank you for requesting me <33
From the previous page:
"Carry me down to the river and lay me in the barge, and, alone with our old dumb servant, let me be taken to the palace"
That dude looks like he is not best pleased at being referred to as “our old dumb servant.”
"Stories of King Arthur’s Knights Told to the Children"
by Mary MacGregor, with pictures by Katharine Cameron