“Most noble knight, Sir Launcelot, now hath death made us two at debate for your love. I was your lover, that men called the Fair Maiden of Astolat; therefore unto all ladies I make my moan, yet pray for my soul and bury me at least, and offer ye my mass-penny: this is my last request. And a clean maiden I died, I take God to witness: pray for my soul, Sir Launcelot, as thou art peerless."
- Letter from Elaine of Astolat to her lover, Launcelot, found by King Arthur upon her arrival at Camelot. Sir Thomas Malory's Le Morte d'Arthur, Book XVII Chapter XX
Elaine of Astolat with Lancelot’s shield~ This took way longer than I thought it would, coloured that doodle I did the other week. Gave it a bit of an art nouveau flavour. Was fun to colour! Used stock for the lilies, I’m not that patient. Not sure how I feel about it overall, but ehhh.