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Just Hold Me by riordan-j-flynn Just Hold Me by riordan-j-flynn
It is said that a butterfly is a sign of the king's return.

More Merthury goodness. Commissioned by ~NauticalNymph as part of my commission special. Thank you! <3

Inspired in part by ~ptelly's [link]

Here it is on tumblr: [link]

Photoshop CS-4, Wacom Intuos 3.

Thanks to ~lily-fox for the use of her halo brushes.
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:iconlarienwang:
LarienWang Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014
Damn, my tear still hasn't dried from the last pic. (*sniff*) Very beautiful and meaningful.
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:iconriordan-j-flynn:
riordan-j-flynn Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Aw jeeze, I never mean to make people cry D:
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:iconwhitelynx57:
WhiteLynx57 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014
ajfid;aoifeja;dja THE FEELS!!

I miss this show so much! I know it was five frickin' seasons but c'mon!
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:iconriordan-j-flynn:
riordan-j-flynn Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I'm with you there, friend. I wish the ending had been different. :/ 
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:iconwhitelynx57:
WhiteLynx57 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014
Me too! But it was true to the legend so it can't be helped. Doesn't stop everybody from writing a crapload of smut about them though!
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:iconriordan-j-flynn:
riordan-j-flynn Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Reunion smut is best smut. :3 
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:iconwhitelynx57:
WhiteLynx57 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014
Right? In era smut is great too.
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:iconshadow-hostage:
shadow-hostage Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
-crying-
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:iconriordan-j-flynn:
riordan-j-flynn Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Ooooooooooops. 
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:iconshadow-hostage:
shadow-hostage Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I hate you.
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:iconriordan-j-flynn:
riordan-j-flynn Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
D:
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:iconshadow-hostage:
shadow-hostage Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
;D Just kidding love. But oh gods, the feels are killing me. Go away Christmas!! No one wants you here!
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robson67 Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
"It is said that a butterfly is a sign of the king's return."

Guess what Sweden is using for the Eurovision theme.

There's a fanfic idea for ya.
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:iconriordan-j-flynn:
riordan-j-flynn Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
O_O

... yiiiiiiiiiiiiise.
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:iconrobson67:
robson67 Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
are you alright?
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:iconriordan-j-flynn:
riordan-j-flynn Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, I'm good.
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:iconrobson67:
robson67 Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
BTW great pic
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PenBee Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
I like the exotic, magical and spiritual feel of this. The cap flowing into the butterfly wings and galaxy formation is quite charming. You really do seem to be gaining a grasp on combining both realistic and graphical elements together. Do you have a favorite theme or element that you enjoy working with in your art?
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:iconriordan-j-flynn:
riordan-j-flynn Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I don't have a favourite theme yet, but that's the case with my art. I think I've got an obsession with fractal repetitions and wings in combination with things like space. I'm trying to expand my colour palette as well, using brighter, stronger combinations. I'm glad the butterfly wings on the cape come through! I was worried that I'd made too much of an abstraction. I like patterns as well, so I try to incorporate those into my work as often as possible. ^^ I guess my favourite theme is flight.
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:iconflomacaroon:
flomacaroon Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
splendid! *o*
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:iconriordan-j-flynn:
riordan-j-flynn Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you. :D
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supercalvin29 Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
I AM CRYING YOU MADE ME CRY. THIS IS BEAUTIFUL. (Okay i'll stop Caps Lock-ing at you now). The wings are absolutely genius and beautiful. Its just-- ugh i have no words. I love it, basically. And Arthur's face is so happy in a sad way. the expression is perfect. :D :)
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riordan-j-flynn Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
@.@ SORRY.

AND UM.

THANKS.
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NauticalNymph Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
asdkfhskjdhf I am in love with the picture. Thank you so much!! Arthur's tender expression is absolutely lovely. :') I love the ficlet and how you have continued the story told in ptelly's picture. THe butterfly touch is so beautiful.
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:iconriordan-j-flynn:
riordan-j-flynn Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I'm glad you like it, dollface. <3 Thanks for the commission.
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ShadowsQuill Featured By Owner May 16, 2013   Writer
I love this as a companion to "For the Love of Camelot".
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:iconriordan-j-flynn:
riordan-j-flynn Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Whoa I way hadn't thought of it that way. O_O
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ShadowsQuill Featured By Owner May 17, 2013   Writer
But it's so perfect!
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