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08 February 2017 @ 05:28 pm
Art / Fic : He's All That!  
Title: He's All That!

Prompt: She's All That (1999)

Author: LFB72

Rating: PG

Characters/Pairing: Arthur, Merlin, Gwaine, Morgana. Arthur/Merlin

Word count: ~5647k

Spoilers/Warning: Art, Inspired by a Movie, Emotional Hurt/Comfort, Humor, Coffee Shops, Bets & Wagers, Makeover, Beaches, College Community, reel_merlin

An illustrated entry for Live Journal's Reel Merlin 8: 11 pieces of traditional art using coloured pencils.

Summary: Arthur Pendragon is the king of the campus at Camelot College. His popular but narcissistic girlfriend Vivian ditches him six weeks before graduation. Although bitter over the break-up, Arthur consoles himself by claiming that Vivian is replaceable by anyone from the school. Arthur’s friend Gwaine disagrees and challenges him to a bet on whether Arthur can turn any random person into someone worthy of an invite to Elena Godwyn’s exclusive end of term party. The coveted invitations only go out to the most popular students. Gwaine picks out Merlin - an awkward, solitary, unpopular art student - as his choice for Arthur.

Notes: Many thanks to the moderators at Live Journal for organising Reel Merlin 8 http://reel-merlin.livejournal.com

I thought the film could work well as a Merlin scenario; cocky king of the school butting heads with the school misfit. I also liked the idea of drawing Merlin in glasses and giving him a make over.

I'm really pleased with how the art turned out. DYLogger was an amazing art beta and helped so much and encouraging me to be bolder with my shading. I got a bit carried a way, not only with the art but also the story; as drew the scenes, dialog popped into my head so I've included a short story.
It's my first bit of writing in over a year and my first foray into Merthur territory. Many thanks to Camelittle who looked over the words, reassured me it was worth posting, made invaluable suggestions and was generally a wonderful person. Caldera32 has always been a fantastic beta who relentlessly spots my many mistakes and I can't thank her enough.

Posted on A03 http://archiveofourown.org/works/9339485