Sunday, March 15, 2009

LEGENDARY - King Arthur and the knights of the round table

I love the Legendary tales of King Arthur and his knights of the round table. Above is a pen and ink presented in my favourite format of a mandala. The round table being a mandala of symbolism. Here all 24 knights were equal in rank and esteem. King Arthur presented the round table so that every knight had an equal place. In the legend of King Arthur, the love of Sir Lancelot and Queen Guinevere passed beyond the limits of this ideal and brought to an end the noble fellowship of the round table.
The 24 knights were all Sirs, Galahad, Lancelot, Gawain, Percival, Lisnell, Tristan, Gareth, Bedevere, Bleoberis, Cotemal, Lucan, Palomides, Lamorak, Bors, Safer, Pelleas, Kay, Ector, Dagonet, Degore, Brumear, Le bel Desconneus, Alymere, Mordred. Plus I have been so busy of late that
I have posted this before a couple of years ago but felt it apt to show again. Plus I have been so busy with work lately that I hadn't managed to fit in the time to Illustration Friday. So I take this opportunity to say sorry to all fellow illustrators that I have not had chance to visit the last month or so, and hope to visit you shortly.

A photo of a replica of the round table.

The ruins of Tintagel castle at Cornwall.
A Legendary tale unfolds around the ruins of Tintagel of King Arthur and Merlin.