SJFIJDIGFIDFH I finished my picture I guess. This section needs less fics moar art. Link has pink hair to go along with the whole ALttP!Link sprite dilemma, and Zelda's black hair is based off of the old Japanese Zelda Rap commercial.
yeah, and since I use a mouse, doing stuff like this takes FOREVER. DXI LOVE THIS. IF ONLY FOR THE FACT LINK HAIR HIS ACTUAL PINK HAIR. THERE NEEDS TO BE MORE ART LIKE THIS.
Zelda looks really great too... I love the detail on her bracelets... :33
And I heard you use a mouse? Man, you have my respect
Yes, I always saw ALttP!Link as being an innocent "good boy" as you put it.. I think the whole bunny thing reflects that (even his bunny form was pink!). I'm actually pleased with his expression because he's often depicted as angry-looking, and I don't think he'd always be so focused or mad. I think he needs to smile more. It's actually one of the few times I've been able to draw him to look more male... I have trouble drawing males a lot. I found out that a lot of it is in the nose and chin (straighter nose and more defined chins helps). And I'm the same way with ears... I think to look too human is away from the point that they are NOT just human, they are Hylian, magical beings... I think ears that look less human help emphasize their heritage as magical, "chosen" beings.Red string of fate...
This is gorgeous! So colorful! It's so... happy-colored! I really like Link's face here - so soft and innocent.... From speaking with you in the shoutbox and seeing
some of your postings on the subject, you see ALTTP Link as innocent, a "good boy" and it really shows here with the art. It can be difficult to get just the right
facial expressions on a character. I was painting today and trying to *keep* an original character of my own from looking "too innocent" for his role.
I like the ears - almost animal, which is something I prefer on elf-type or long-eared characters, rather than "too human." I don't know, it's just a thing with me.
And the respect for interesting hair colors.
Pink for the win! Also the black on Zelda... the co-writer on my big AU fic insisted on making our "original" Zelda black-haired just because it was unusual, so that's nice to see here with the A Link to the Past version.
I think if you could get Nintendo to pay attention, this would make great official art.
I'm actually surprised myself because I never draw backgrounds. If I do, they are usually just random colors but never landscapes. One way to learn to make things from scratch is to drawn random circles and shapes and scribbles all together until you "see" shapes in them (kinda like looking at clouds), and then you just define the shapes you see. And yes, I really love ZeLink because I love fairytale romances. ^_^You made this yourself? The only time I can make anything that's close to being this good is by altering existing images in Photoshop...
It just boggles my mind that people can do this stuff from scratch. I mean, the highlighting on all the different objects, the correct distance between everything, the texture on the background, getting the perfect shape, all the little details like the designs on Zelda's jewelry and clothing... the stars, the fairy.
Interesting that Link has pink hair. It reminds me of ALttP, and gives the image a more anime feel (then again, I'm an anime fan). The string between their ring fingers is a creative touch... yeah, you're definitely passionate about the whole "ZeLink" thing.
I actually didn't start out with such a vivid color scheme in mind, but "cartoony" works always seem to be like that, so I experimented with color. I never start with a background like most people suggest-- instead, I do that last. However, once I completed the couple and started throwing random color into the background, I got different color ideas in my head and made some tweaks. It also probably helps that I've recently found a lot of my old Lisa Frank stuff, and everything Lisa Frank is bright and vivid like this. I've been a fan since I was a child.Oh, this is just lovely!
I adore all of the bright, shining colors. Your shading is /amazing/ on this. n-n
And you draw with a mouse? Bravo! I used to use a mouse before I got my tablet, so I know how /long/ and intense it is to draw without one.
It did take me a while... I started around Easter and worked at it for around an hour every night. The hardest part is the linework-- when you have a tablet, I hear it's pretty much just like drawing on paper. However, since I use a mouse, I have to draw click by click by click, so the linework actually took more time than anything else.Wow, I love it, it is really well done and you are right, we need more threads like this. How did you do all that? It must have taken you ages!