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The Wheel of Fortune by ObsidianSerpent The Wheel of Fortune by ObsidianSerpent
Acrylic on canvas board

Part of The Magician and the Hanged Man series

During the French revolution.  Magical manacles restrain them to prevent Merlin freeing them. (This experience led to Arthur's subconscious drive to learn escapology during the Victorian era)
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Merlocked18 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh.MY.GOD! I've never seen this before! Oh.My.God, Have I read this fic? It is a fic, isn't it? OMG. This is absolutely mind-blowing!

ObsidianSerpent Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014
Thank you.  There's a subsection in my gallery for "The magician and the hanged man", which this painting is a part of.  It was a vague idea I had for a story where they are reincarnated in several eras.   (The fic doesn't exist unfortunately, but I've been dipping my toe into having a go at writing recently, (badly!  :D  ) so I might actually have a go at writing it when my current writing-y thing is finished.)
Merlocked18 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
YESSSS, write itttttttt WOOOOT
ObsidianSerpent Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Well, maybe, I'll see what happens.....
yesimafan Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014
omg I love it!  Missed this one on my Merlin art rounds somehow.  <333
ObsidianSerpent Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014
So glad that you liked it, thank you.
royaltylover Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014
Your French Revolution paintings are marvelous.  I am fascinated by them and how you capture the graphic Reign of Terror in the background and those dreaded revolutionaries who love chopping off the heads of the aristocracy.  Your paintings bring out the hatred the revolutionaries had for the aristocrats.  I noticed that there is a lady on the scaffold who seems to be enjoying her job as well.  Looks like the two men are doomed.  
ObsidianSerpent Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014
Thank you very much.  I read all the Scarlet Pimpernel novels as a child and absolutely loved them.  I definitely wouldn't have wanted to live through that period, but as a subject for novels and paintings, it can provide a lot of ideas.

(Well, I'm hoping they get away...though of course, hardly anyone did.)
onceinmyheart Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013
WOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOW :O This is simply STUNNING!! The vibrant colours and I can almost hear the noise of the scene its incredible but their faces, wow, I can't stop staring, you have captured them perfectly they are Merlin and Arthur, I can look into their eyes and see them.  Amazing, as always :)
ObsidianSerpent Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013
Thank you so much for such a lovely comment.  (I would have replied sooner but Christmas is getting in the way.  :)   )
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