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Awaiting His Return by Art-Zealot Awaiting His Return by Art-Zealot
Feel free to reblog on Tumblr, but I'd appreciate doing so from here.
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Process Video is up!


I beat Skyward Sword again last night. Even though it was a speed run just to get back to Hero Mode (since our former Wii died) you just can't help becoming personally invested in the story. I don't know how he does it, but Miyamoto nails it each time--and not just every game, but every single time you play the game! Kudos, man...just kudos. ALL the feels...

This particular moment illustrates something no one sees when they play the game. When Link takes his first trip to the Silent Realm, I often wonder if Fi worries about him--in her own calculating way. Maybe, maybe not, but regardless I get the feeling that she is glad to see him return successfully after his Trial.

EDIT: Here's a poem by LittlewriterLink inspired by this moment.
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Photoshop CS4, Wacom Intuos 4
4 hours and precisely 44 mins and 44 seconds. May the 4's be with you. :B

Fi, Link, Legend of Zelda Nintendo
Art Art-Zealot
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garuhn Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:'( !!!!
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Art-Zealot Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
:)???
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x0Rum-Pirate-Ranni0x Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist


the feels TTuTT

//I have completed TP years ago
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Art-Zealot Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
All the feels.
Did you mean SS?
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x0Rum-Pirate-Ranni0x Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
//facepalm

yep
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dragonsong17 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is lovely!  I really love the lighting!
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Art-Zealot Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Lwiis64 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Hobbyist
Great work!
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Art-Zealot Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Ph03n1x-Warr1or-Z Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015
Very beautiful presentation of Fi watching over Link as he completes his trial in the Silent Realm.  It's peaceful and serene.
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Art-Zealot Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks very much!
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YAMsgarden Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  Student Filmographer
Simply gorgeous :icondurrhurrplz:
I find is so interesting how you do all the lighting in grey first :O

I only started Skyward Sword last December and I finally discovered how beautiful this game is :)
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Art-Zealot Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I love working with pure tone and light, but it doesn't always translate into color quite well.

This game. :heart:
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Howling-Heart Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015
Great! The lighting and colors are amazing Clap 
The Silent Realms are very nerve-wracking though.
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Art-Zealot Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
They certainly are! Thank you!
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FlamingBulbinArrow Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, I love the lighting! Amazing work! XD
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Art-Zealot Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks very much!
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ImLovingDN Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014
Wow. Just wow! That looks so damn amazing!
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Art-Zealot Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks very much!
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UbedelaRosa Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazing! :eager: what kind of brush did you use? 
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Art-Zealot Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! It was just a pressure-sensitive hard round brush with a burlap texture.
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UbedelaRosa Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The texture looks really good, nice work! :D
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Mark-Up Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014
This is stunning. The use of the light source is just beautiful. Fantastic job.

PS: This'd make a wicked tattoo.
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Art-Zealot Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks very much!

You'd probably have to play with the Levels, but I could see that.
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lordtrigonstar Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014
Cool.
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Art-Zealot Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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lordtrigonstar Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014
You are welcome. =D
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Soniclive Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014
Oh god! I feel the emotion grows just looking this picture! Great job! :D
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Art-Zealot Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks very much!
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Guilthas Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014
Beautiful and depicts strong emotion.
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Art-Zealot Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks very much!
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shamethedawg Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful stuff. The lighting on this is astonishingly well done.
Any chance of getting the brush settings? Not to diminish the talent that went into this, but that looked very smooth and fun to use. :)
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Art-Zealot Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much! The brush is just a hard-edge, pressure-opacity brush with a canvas texture underneath. Very versatile and fun to use!
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shamethedawg Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Brilliant! Thanks a million! :D
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TriforceChampion Featured By Owner Edited Jul 4, 2014  Student Writer
I absolutely love this piece! Rainbow animated heart  It's so touching and beautiful! You did a great job on it, especially with the lighting
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Art-Zealot Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks much!
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akilight Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Epic :-O
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Art-Zealot Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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akilight Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I relly like "the legend of Zelda"... i did draw a picture of Zelda you can look at my gallery ;-)
 
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Feanor144 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014
This is a wonderful piece :)

The Eldin Trial scared me so bad; If memory serves, I only needed one or two tears, located on the large sandy slope. I kept missing them, and had to run past the guardians all the way to the top to try again, haha.
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Art-Zealot Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!

Oh dear! And yes, of the three that one was the worst for me too (with Skyloft a close second). I got trapped in that little tunnel under the tree with a floating, dual-wielding monster waiting for me on either end. High alert, and one tear to go. Not fun times...XP
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Candysugardoll Featured By Owner May 31, 2014
those freakin trials give me heartattacks every time!!!
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Art-Zealot Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, right? Doesn't matter how prepared you are. They're always there....waiting for you to slip up...O__O'
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sauravs911 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014
Superb!
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Art-Zealot Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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EpicFemShep Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW! This is gorgeous! Great job! I love it so much!Love 
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Art-Zealot Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks much!
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Serah-Farron Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
wow!!! very beautiful!
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Art-Zealot Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks very much!
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Heronsage Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow!
This is so beautiful!:3
Ah, yes...It reminds me when I entered the first Silent Realm for the very first time-- oh, such memories!:love:
This is simply epic and magical, my dear friend. I love it!:heart:
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