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Fate of the Trinity pirates by evelmiina Fate of the Trinity pirates by evelmiina
Long before birth of the hero of the wind, a small group of pirates became notorious for their hunt of what was known as golden triumph forks. They were fearsome, for they used whatever means, once they got a whiff of the prize. Some thought, that gods themselves punished them for their arrogance. However it was, they perished at the sea.

A bit of this and that, I thought itíd be interesting if it was their ship that is the ghost ship in the wind waker. Even after their death, the ship wanders about carrying the memory of their failed mission. As for their looks, I thought itís interesting contradiction that they resemble the three goddesses, but whether they actually are their incarnations or not, who knows.

It's actually a piece I made for History of Hyrule contest by #TheHistoryofHyrule but since mine is just heavily made up, not sure if it quite fits. Had fun imagining it, though :)
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goobfishy-is-i Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
This is seriously awesome. The actual Zelda series itself can do with more things like this
EAYIETO Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
Ah this is really great, love the concept. Your Zelda stuff is always great. I remember wanting to enter this contest, but I just didn't have the time. But great as always C:
evelmiina Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Aaahh it's you! I hope you keep uploading your art to dA, I really like your stuff. I actually rushed with the deadline too, even though there was plenty of time. I just keep sinking in with other work, but luckily I made it. And got a spot in calendar after all aaa. Thanks! <:
Ebillan Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Congrats on winning! This was one of my favourite entries, so I was glad to see it was one of the winners c:
evelmiina Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thanks! I'm very pleasantly surprised I made it :) glad you think so!
aquanut Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I absolutely love this. Your graphic style really shines, and I love the concept; I always found the Ghost Ship a fascinating inclusion in TWW, and I would eagerly believe that this is the true history behind it. I really like the colors, with all the dark blues and purples in the background to give it a stormy atmosphere, with some bright hues to bring it to life. I really love the shapes you've used, especially the way you've drawn the wild crashing waves and the Big Octo. It's really cool to see that monster at that angle, latching onto the ship while still half submerged. I like how the ship is tilted, buoyed by the rocking waves, and the designs for the pirates are cool; I like how they're carrying weapons from the games, and how the center one is wearing the Triforce necklace, as well as how the shading on them makes them look like they're lit by one of the lightning flashes from the bolts striking down around them.

Congratulations on the well-deserved win!
evelmiina Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional Filmographer
ahhh it's silly that I am bit excited about my own fan-made idea, but, it was fun! I guess that's really cool about Zelda, that there are all kind of details and elements in the fictive history of Hyrule, that you can fill in with your imagination. Thank you for the feedback <:
Makimari Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
One of the most creative pieces of the contest! Loved!
Mellifera-imiya Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Student Filmographer

:party: :party: :party:
LesGloryDays30 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I really love the movement in this piece! I find that they also kind of resemble Saria, Nayboru(?), and Ruto as well!
Bleachbender Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is very cool, I had already forgotten about the ghost ship.
I adore the style, and love details like the arrows in the eyes.
It has something hmm rough is not the right term but the whole pic has this sense of adventuring pirates who are not scared of anything. I love especially the stitches on the "Din" ones face
jbrenthill Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Jujulica Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really like this piece because you took something awesome from the game that didn't really have an explanation/backstory and you created an awesome story and characters and stuff. <3
This is now my headcanon. Thank you!!!!!! <3
Ebillan Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This is cool, I love the style!
89ravenclaw Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Professional Filmographer
I was wondering if you were going to submit this to the contest. Horray for another great entry =D
Skull-the-Kid Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
Interesting choice! It should fit, as far as I know the hystoric moment can be completely made up.
But is the quote a part of the actual game's scenario? I don't remember...
evelmiina Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Professional Filmographer
haa no it isn't, I'm glad it sort of sounds like it though, then I've succeeded :D I completely made up the Trinity pirates, and I don't remember if ghost ship had some canon background story. I checked zelda wikia to make sure, but there wasn't any note about ghost ship's story, other than it's just unexplainably cursed.
TheBlackNova Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
Was the Green Pirate based off of Saria? It looks just like her with glasses.
evelmiina Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Professional Filmographer
None of them have very "original" design, as characters in Zelda canon are often recycled anyway, due to incarnation or direct relation to character in question. Blue pirate is based on Nayru from Oracle of Ages and red pirate bears close resemble to Gerudos, and has the tank top of Nabooru's. But yeah, basically I wanted her (green) to look like kokiri, and Saria felt like appropriate model for her :)
TheBlackNova Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2018
Now that I think of it, this is actually a cool idea.

Now that i do 3d stuff, maybe I'll try to 3d-ify them one day, with credit for the idea to you, of course!
Cosmic-Bear Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I think it is amazing!! And that you made up the story [a good one] should count as something good in the contest!!
Very good job.
paintmarvels Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm in love with your style.
TakkunZX Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Student General Artist
nice pic
jamesgunner123 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
...epic pic....always love bits of Hyrulian lore....=3
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