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Elric of Melnibone by Lachland-Nightingale Elric of Melnibone by Lachland-Nightingale
Prismacolor pencil, watercolour markers, silverleaf and goldleaf pens on paper. approx 8-1/2x11inches. The white-ish bg pattern was highly metalic silver, the sort of greenish ocher was highly metalic gold.

Micheal Moorcock's Elric of Melnibone - the original "Elric" for whom Edward Elric is named as an homage, the archetype for Vampire Hunter D, etc etc, all the doomed tragic langourous sexy but aloof heroes, guilt-ridden and mourning lost love...Elric was the last emporer of Melnibone, the Elvin kingdom that was ancient when human civilization was just beginning...a frail albino, he is sustained by his demon sword Stormbringer that devours the souls of those it kills...and Stormbringer does what it wills, much to Elric's horror and sorrow...Elric served the god-like Lords of Chaos, but brought about the catastophic end of their reign, the end of his age and people and magic and the beginning of the human age...


Drawn in the sketch book of a friend of the friend the Roland sketch was drawn for...around '93 ?...thought i'd try to draw a hot looking guy for her...this was before any of the yaoi pretty-boy stuff had been translated or published in the west, i hadn't seen any thing like that back then.

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dawnflower8 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2015  Student General Artist
Edward Elric was not named after Elric of Melnibone. It was said somewhere in volume 15 that the author had never read the series.
NeroUrsus Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey, I've read this book. Great pic.
fredrith Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Perfectly portraited ! excellent idea to draw in a style which remains japanese art, in some cruel, mysterious and delicate aspects Melnibone can make think about ancient Japan...
I really love the way you use colors and lines, and I imagine really Elric that pale :)
RavenSeraphim Featured By Owner May 26, 2008
This is amazing! The texture on the flesh and hair is so perfectly detailed. You actually captured the texture of velvet even, and the Stormbringer is dead on. It\'s so perfect!
StefaniaRusso Featured By Owner May 1, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow.... Is a great and perfect portait of Elric.... Or nearly.. I think he's much muscular respect the description in the book... But this isn't not a great problem, eh eh... All the work is simply amazing! :faint:
Compliments! :clap:
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